Oct 25, 2013 - 11:59 am .- The new United States ambassador to the Holy See revealed his shared concern with Pope Francis for those who are subject to poverty, as well as his optimism on U.S. relations with the Vatican.
Oct 25, 2013 - 08:39 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis centered his homily on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, stressing that sin is an everyday struggle which requires accountability through “face-to-face” contact.
Oct 21, 2013 - 07:58 am .- During his daily mass homily Pope Francis warned those in attendance against the idolatry present in greedy hearts, stressing that the Lord gives us our gifts for the betterment of the world.
Oct 20, 2013 - 07:27 am .- Pope Francis in his Sunday Angelus greeting taught that prayer is a ‘weapon’ in the struggle against evil.
Oct 19, 2013 - 12:52 pm .- The creative arts help proclaim the gospel, explore the mysteries of Christian faith and reflect the quest for the “supreme beauty” found in God, Pope Francis has said.
Oct 18, 2013 - 09:00 am .- During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on various biblical figures who experienced difficulty in their old age, and encouraged those present not to forget the elderly.
Oct 16, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Francis' Oct. 12 appointment of Monsignor Diego Ravelli as office chief of the Office of Papal Charities rounds out the bureau which delivers charity to the poor in the name of the Roman Pontiff.
Oct 16, 2013 - 04:47 am .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Creed, drawing attention to the Church's apostolic nature and Jesus' invitation to spread the Gospel.
Oct 16, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Pope Francis has donated his Harley Davidson motorcycle to be sold to raise money for a hostel and soup kitchen that serves Rome’s homeless.
Oct 15, 2013 - 09:03 am .- In his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis warned of the presence of idolatry in our lives, urging each person present to look to themselves in order to find the hidden idols which are present in our hearts.
Oct 15, 2013 - 07:25 am .- In a farewell ceremony held at the Vatican, former state secretary Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone stepped down from the position – which will soon be filled by his successor, Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin.
Oct 14, 2013 - 07:01 am .- A new documentary produced by the Knights of Columbus traces the background of Pope Francis, offering insight into his life and thought through the words of those who knew him best.
Oct 13, 2013 - 09:36 pm .- During his Sunday Angelus remarks in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis thanked God for the 522 priest, religious and lay martyrs who were newly beatified in Spain.
Oct 13, 2013 - 01:48 pm .- Pope Francis on Sunday preached about the importance of gratitude and thankfulness for the Christian community and for family life.
Oct 13, 2013 - 11:23 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to her maternal care before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, asking Mary’s help to “revive and grow faith.”
Oct 12, 2013 - 01:29 pm .- Pope Francis led a Marian prayer vigil Saturday, stressing that the Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God who can untie “all knotted hearts.”
Oct 12, 2013 - 08:36 am .- Pope Francis met with experts on women’s issues today in Rome, affirming that the Church must continue to work for a more profound understanding of women and their roles.
Oct 12, 2013 - 05:48 am .- Meeting with members of the Jewish community in Rome, Pope Francis reflected on the tragedies of the past and called for the cultivation of brotherly love and friendship between the Catholic and Jewish people.
Oct 11, 2013 - 07:25 am .- Anticipating Pope Francis' entrustment of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 13, a specialist in Marian apparitions reflected on how the Blessed Mother serves to bring people to Jesus.
Oct 10, 2013 - 04:34 pm .- At a recent audience, Pope Francis encouraged the Knights of Columbus to continue working towards the renewal of society through their charitable efforts, prayer and the witness of their lives.