Oct 4, 2013 - 10:49 am .- In a meeting with priests and religious during his visit to Assisi, Pope Francis urged the professed to listen and be receptive to the Lord, as well as be missionaries who accompany their people.
Oct 4, 2013 - 04:41 am .- On the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis said that Christians should follow the example of the great saint by stripping themselves of a spirit of worldliness.
Oct 4, 2013 - 04:18 am .- During his visit to Assisi, Pope Francis told Mass attendees that true peace can only be attained by drawing close to the crucified Lord, stressing the importance of having a relationship with him.
Oct 3, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- A small bomb exploded on Oct. 2 in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain. Police said no one was injured in the blast.
Oct 2, 2013 - 01:39 pm .- In a recent interview, Pope Francis shared his vision of a poor, missionary Church that dialogues with the world and serves the needs of the people, as well as his hope for a Roman Curia that is less “Vatican-centric.”
Oct 1, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- The director of the Holy See’s Press Office announced that Benedict XVI could participate in the canonization ceremony next April for Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.
Sep 27, 2013 - 03:29 pm .- The discomfort among some Catholics caused by Pope Francis' frank comments in his recent interview with Jesuit publications should become a source of personal reflection, according to a prominent Italian sociologist.
Sep 25, 2013 - 04:07 am .- In wake of the 33rd anniversary of China's one-child policy, a women's rights activist has raised concern about those who believe the policy has ended, warning of the dangers it still poses.
Sep 22, 2013 - 02:45 pm .- Pope Francis spoke forcefully to the youth of Sardinia today, urging them to stay faithful to Christ and avoid the dangers of cynicism and hopelessness.
Sep 22, 2013 - 01:15 pm .- During his Sunday homily in Sardinia, the Pope explained how we should seek Christ through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, whose life was an example of faithful prayer and trust in God.
Sep 22, 2013 - 08:37 am .- Pope Francis spoke with a group of workers and the unemployed in his pastoral visit to the island of Sardinia today, encouraging them to remain hopeful in the face of a culture that values money over people.
Sep 21, 2013 - 06:14 am .- Monsignor Leo Cushley, who will be consecrated a bishop and installed as Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh on Saturday, Sept. 21, said Pope Francis has personally encouraged him in his new calling.
Sep 20, 2013 - 05:20 pm .- This week the Pontifical Council for the Family is holding a conference to discuss how to recover the true meaning of the family in the context of a growing process of deconstructionism and confusion.
Sep 19, 2013 - 05:24 pm .- An initiative to propose to the European Parliament a ban on the funding of embryo-destructive policies has gained one million signatures, ensuring the proposal will be received at the legislature.
Sep 19, 2013 - 02:21 pm .- The shrine of Our Lady of Fuencisla, patroness of the Spanish city of Segovia, will mark its 400th anniversary on Sept. 23 with a traditional novena led by the city's bishop, Ángel Rubio Castro.
Sep 17, 2013 - 04:56 pm .- During their first meeting in Strasburg, held Sept. 12-14, the legal advisors to the European Bishops’ Conference warned of an increase in legal restrictions against religious freedom.
Sep 13, 2013 - 12:07 am .- Two Augustinian missionaries who were martyred in 1994 during the Algerian Civil War are today remembered within their community for their faithfulness, even to the point of death.
Sep 12, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- The Church’s social doctrine is central for the life of the faithful, said a Spanish priest, and widespread ignorance of that doctrine is affecting the performance of the laity in public life.
Sep 12, 2013 - 01:16 pm .- New Vatican Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin said Pope Francis' reform efforts are not revolutionary, but stem from a fidelity to Christ and continuity with foundational Church teachings.
Sep 12, 2013 - 04:09 am .- Monsignor Vladimir Ghika, a martyr under the 20th century communist government in Romania, was beatified on Aug. 31, recognized as a witness to Christian freedom despite persecution.