The 8th World Day of Families, to be held in Philadelphia from September 22-27, 2015, was presented today in the Holy See Press Office. The theme of the event will be:“Love is our mission: the family fully alive”. Intervening in the press conference were the Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, OFM; the P...read more
In Defense of Christians (IDC), a US-based non-profit organization that advocates for the protection of Christians and others in the Middle East, concluded its historic inaugural Summit last week. The Summit’s theme was: “Protecting and Preserving Christianity, Where it All Began” and had 1,200 people attending fro...
Pennsylvania-based artist Neilson Carlin sees his work as a true calling from God. And he says that each new commission to depict some hero or truth of the faith is an opportunity for meditation, to delve deeper into the great Catholic tradition. Carlin was selected by those leading the Philadelphia 2015 World Me...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Can a Catholic priest celebrate the funeral of a Protestant in a setting such as a university campus? According to Canon 1183.3, "such a person may be allowed Church funeral r...
Quote for September 16th
'You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.'
According to a press release published at the end of the meeting, the Holy See delegation “appreciated the support given by the competent authorities at all levels to the Catholic Church in …read more
In his homily this morning at Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence at the Vatican, Pope Francis said that loving one’s enemies is the “model of Christian life.” Reflecting on the …read more
The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has sent a message on behalf of the Holy Father to the participants in the meeting of the Ecclesial Pan-Amazonian Network in Brasilia, …read more
Pope Francis received at the Vatican Thursday the President of Tunisia, Mohamed Moncef Marzouki. “During the cordial discussions, various themes of common interest were reviewed, such as the …read more
For 40 years Albania had a Constitution which explicitly prohibited religious practice. When the Berlin Wall fell and democracy became a possibility, there was much to be done. And so it was …read more