Author Archive

Pope’s Morning Homily: Church Is Not Egocentric, Power-Driven

Pope Francis is lamenting that characteristics such as power-hungry and egotistic at times are appropriate for describng people of the Church. According to Vatican Radio, during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, the Pope reminded the faithful that the Church is instead a loving, tender mother
“Many ti…

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at St. Peter’s Square Tonight

The annual Christmas tree lighting in St. Peter’s Square will take place tonight. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the tree lighting coincides with the unveiling and illumination of the Nativity Scene.
More than an hour before, excited faithful and families gathered in the Square. One could hear the sing…

Cardinal Tauran: We Cannot Be Happy One Without, Against the Others

The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue believes the Pope’s actions promoting interreligious dialogue in Turkey were both simple and clear. In an interview with ZENIT earlier this month following the Pope’s visit to Turkey, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran shed light on interreligious dialog…

Pope to Italian Olympic Committee: Words to Describe Spiritual Life, Athletics at Times the Same

Words related to maintaining a strong spiritual life and persevering in sport are often the same. Pope Francis made this observation in the Vatican this morning when addressing executives and athletes of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) on the o…

Pope Praises US-Cuba Step Forward

The work of an ambassador is a work of small steps, of little things, but which always seeks to make peace, bringing the hearts of peoples closer, and sowing fraternity among the nations. Pope Francis said these words this morning in the Vatican as …

Pope’s Morning Homily: God Saves Us In Worst Moments

Pope Francis says even when we do not understand the difficulties of life, we must realize that God, our loving father, has a plan and is there to save his children. During his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reminded those gathered that ”God walks with us, makes history, tests us and saves u…

Pope Gives Children 5 Tips to ‘Walk Well’ in Catholic Action

The Pope has given children five suggestions on how to be strong and active Catholics. Addressing a delegation of children of Italian Catholic Action (I.C.A.) in the Vatican this morning, the Pope drew his reflections from a theme set by by the group, “All to Be Discovered.”
Founded in 1905, I.C.A. is a widespr…

Pope on Ecumenism: Despite What’s Unresolved, Let’s Focus on Next Steps

Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead “concentrate on the next step possible.” The Pope said this today in an address to representatives of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Germany and the Ecumenical Co…

Pope: Families Are to Make Special Place in Home for Jesus This Advent

During a special weekly general audience coinciding with his 78th birthday, Pope Francis called on all families to make a special place for Jesus in their homes this Advent. Although the Holy Father did not draw any attention to his birthday himself, those gathered were ready to celebrate. Tango enthusiasts had b…

Pope Calls for Prayers for Terrorists’ Victims in Pakistan, Yemen, Australia

At the end of today’s general audience, Pope Francis called for prayers for the victims of the inhuman terrorist acts that have occurred in recent days in Yemen, Australia and Pakistan. “Now, a moment of silence and then, with the Our Father, I woul…

Plugin by Social Author Bio

Hide me
Sign up below to have the hottest Catholic news delivered to your email daily!
Enter your email address:
Show me