Mar 19, 2014 - 04:07 am .- In a recently-released summary report called “Persecuted and Forgotten?” Aid to the Church in Need has revealed a worldwide growth in discrimination against Christians in scope and frequency.
Mar 18, 2014 - 07:18 am .- During an interview Cardinal Angelo Comastri reflected on scenes from the life of Pope John XXIII, revealing the pontiff’s deep spiritual nature, as well as his great kindness towards others.
Mar 15, 2014 - 06:03 am .- As today marks the third anniversary of uprisings which led to civil war in Syria, Catholic leaders there and in neighboring Lebanon have reflected on its devastating effect on both countries.
Mar 1, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- On Feb. 18 Maria Franziska von Trapp passed away after spending her life as a performer alongside her six siblings, and later as a lay-missionary with her step-mother in Papua New Guinea.
Feb 5, 2014 - 08:18 am .- In a statement released on behalf of the Catholic Church in Scotland, officials lamented parliament’s decision to allow same-sex “marriages,” and affirmed that their position remains unchanged.
Feb 4, 2014 - 03:03 am .- During a special conference exploring the role of education in the New Evangelization, Fr. Denis Biju Duval noted that education should help grow our potential, which is inhibited by certain cultural trends.
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:38 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis reflected on the intrinsic relationship between the Church and the People of God, emphasizing that we need to be humble and obedient to her teachings in order to be faithful.
Jan 20, 2014 - 07:15 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the theme of Christian freedom, observing that it comes from our docility and willingness to accept the “newness” and the “surprises of God.”
Jan 10, 2014 - 05:06 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis spoke on the virtue of faith, stating that all things are possible with this virtue as long as we both confess our Faith, and entrust ourselves to God.
Jan 8, 2014 - 05:01 am .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of the sacrament of Baptism, highlighting how it is a gift which incorporates us into the body of Christ and impels us to evangelize.
Dec 11, 2013 - 05:11 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis reflected that the reality of the Final Judgment allows us to trust in God even if we are afraid, emphasizing also that our judgment begins each day through the way we live.
Nov 6, 2013 - 09:37 am .- The American Bible Society has released a new study guide on how to pray Lectio Divina with the hope that the manual’s readers will obtain a deeper appreciation for the Word of God.
Nov 5, 2013 - 10:30 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis said that at the essence of Christianity is an invitation to the Lord’s feast, emphasizing that we cannot be passive in front of the Lord’s call.
Oct 31, 2013 - 10:45 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the necessity of God’s love in order to be faithful, and encouraged those present to make love the center of their lives.
Oct 31, 2013 - 06:28 am .- The previous head of one of the internet’s leading online search engines travelled to Rome in order to be received into the universal Church, expressing his joy at joining the family of faith.
Oct 24, 2013 - 08:40 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis focused on the fact that we have been “re-created” in Christ, urging those in attendance to take their faith seriously, rather than committing halfway.
Oct 23, 2013 - 04:09 am .- In his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his catechesis on the Church, reflecting today on the importance of Mary as an example of how to respond to God’s plan with fidelity.
Oct 22, 2013 - 09:34 am .- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis stressed that Jesus came to save sinners, emphasizing also the importance of knowing God on more than an intellectual level.
Oct 21, 2013 - 10:39 am .- The recently appointed American ambassador to the Holy See presented his credentials to Pope Francis in a meeting earlier this morning, officially marking the beginning of his duties.
Oct 17, 2013 - 09:12 am .- During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of following one's own personal, “moralistic” ideology, stressing the importance of prayer in staying open to God.