Feb 26, 2014 - 03:47 am .- Today the Italian newspaper La Stampa has published excerpts of a letter from Benedict XVI, who wrote to affirm the existence of only one Pope, Francis.
Feb 25, 2014 - 03:09 pm .- In homily at Tuesday’s Mass, Pope Francis mourned the victims of the many small wars taking place in the world, stating that in the face of these tragedies, we should grow closer to God and strive for peace.
Feb 25, 2014 - 01:04 pm .- In his preface to a new book authored by Cardinal Mueller, Pope Francis stresses that money is itself a good tool when it broadens our opportunities, but it can also turn against the human person.
Feb 24, 2014 - 06:37 pm .- The consulting theologians of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Pope Paul VI, moving him closer to sainthood.
Feb 24, 2014 - 03:31 pm .- Two young men from England studying for the priesthood in Rome consider themselves blessed to have served at Sunday’s papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Feb 24, 2014 - 10:08 am .- Pope Francis’ Monday morning homily reflected on Jesus’ miracles of healing, which always include a lasting encounter with the person who is healed.
Feb 24, 2014 - 08:41 am .- Today Pope Francis announced the establishment of a new entity for oversight of Vatican economic and administrative affairs, headed by Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia.
Feb 23, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- Pope Francis’ appointment of new cardinals from distant and impoverished countries has helped bring the topic of pastoral care for those struggling in poverty to Vatican discussions.
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:44 pm .- In his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of service rather than special privilege in the Christian community, connecting the day’s gospel reading to the Saturday consistory that created 19 new cardinals.
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:42 pm .- In a series of closed-door meetings this week, cardinals from around the world expressed a common care and concern for the state of marriage and the family in the modern world.
Feb 22, 2014 - 05:43 am .- During the Saturday morning consistory at which Pope Francis created 19 new Cardinals, he urged the prelates gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica to serve the Church fearlessly.
Feb 21, 2014 - 07:43 am .- Pope Francis centered his daily homily today around the importance of Christians having a living, rather than merely theoretical, faith.
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:53 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper addressed the Extraordinary Consistory on the Family Thursday morning about how to rediscover and proclaim the “gospel of the family.”
Feb 20, 2014 - 05:06 pm .- At a Vatican workshop addressing aging and disability, Pope Francis reminded participants that every human being is always dependent on others: a reality that should encourage empathy and inclusion.
Feb 20, 2014 - 03:12 pm .- Pope Francis set aside his schedule Wednesday to meet briefly with 19 inmates from prisons in Pisa and the island of Pianosa, greeting each one individually and blessing them.
Feb 20, 2014 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis met briefly this morning with cardinals who had gathered for a meeting to reflect on the theme of the family, urging them to consider carefully both the Church’s theology and pastoral practice.
Feb 20, 2014 - 05:39 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of Christian discipleship, emphasizing the need for Christians to follow Jesus with their entire lives, not just intellectually.
Feb 19, 2014 - 08:41 pm .- Pope Francis appointed members of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches Feb. 19, confirming both Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as prefect, and Archbishop Cyril Vasil as secretary.
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:48 pm .- As the global number of elderly increases, one Vatican advisory group is meeting this week to discuss the many challenges associated with aging and its often accompanying disabilities.
Feb 19, 2014 - 04:57 am .- During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis encouraged the pilgrims filling St. Peter's Square to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.