Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Regina Caeli at the conclusion of the Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, This feast of faith, which began yesterday with the vigil and culminated this morning with the Eucharist, is about to...read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' homily at Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost which was celebrated this morning at St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we contemplate and re-live in the liturgy the outpouring of the Holy Spirit sent by the risen Christ upon his Church; an event...
Here is an interview of Ronan Mullen by Elisabetta Pittino, regarding the One of Us campaign, and the current legal battle over abortion in Ireland. * * * Senator Ronan Mullen is from Ahascragh in Co Galway, Ireland. He was elected as an independent senator in July 2007 and was re-elected, topping the poll, ...
In the Spring of 2014, the Pontifical North American College (PNAC) will continue its newly restructured ongoing formation program for priests, this time focusing on the following themes: spiritual direction; Scripture studies of Mary, Saint John, and Saint Paul; and answering today's moral questions. The PNAC's ...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' address to the directors of the Pontifical Missionary Societies who are in Rome for their annual General Assembly. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I …read more
"On a scale of 1 to 10, the Pope’s interest in eradicating hunger is at 11," the director general of the FAO says. José Graziano da Silva of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization told …read more
Given below is the calendar of the Holy Father Francis' liturgical celebrations and activities scheduled for the months of May, June, and July. MAY 23 May, Thursday: 6:00pm, Profession of …read more
The Church is the place where "the Spirit blooms" (St Hippolytus of Rome, Traditio apostolica, 35) and the Chosen People, non-restricted by borders, come from all the peoples: “For in one …read more
The pressure is on in a number of countries for the legalization of euthanasia. In England, Lord Falconer is making yet another attempt to get Parliament to change the law. On Wednesday, …read more
Pope Francis met today with directors of the Pontifical Missionary Works (POM), also known as the Pontifical Mission Societies, who convened in Rome for the annual assembly. The directors …read more
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue held a meeting in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on New Religious Movements. In a statement released by the Holy See, the purpose of …read more
In his homily during Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae this morning, Pope Francis reflected on the love of Christ and the power it has in redeeming one’s sins. Among those attending the Mass were …read more