DID THE POPE REFER TO FAITHFUL PRIESTS AS ADOLESCENTS? Kudos to Mark Castor for looking past the inflammatory and irresponsible Breitbart headline to the Pope’s actual words. ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT OF THE POPE’S WORDS FROM THE VATICAN WEBSITE: “In recent months, people have not been able to participate in the liturgical celebrations, but have not stopped […]
The Pope of Rome received on February 7th, the six Patriarchs of the Eastern Catholic churches: the Maronite, the Chaldean, the Copt, the Syriac, the Melkite and the Armenian. The conversation situated around circumstances of these particular churches in the Middle East. A CNA article on the event.
Earlier this month the Patriarch and bishops of the Melkite Church met in Synod in Lebanon to deliberate on some serious matters concerning the Church, including the election of new bishops. Following the Synod, the bishops travelled to Rome to make a pilgrimage to the holy places –the shrines of Saints Peter and Paul– and then […]
Here is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for April 2017. Let us be united with him in prayer for young people. That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.
The Pope’s intention for January 2017 is for Christian Unity That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity. Let us be united in praying to the Most Holy Trinity for the intention of […]
Pope Francis visit NICU in Rome today. Credit: © L’Osservatore Romano All Rights Reserved.
[Zenit] Pope Francis today received in audience some 250 participants in the congress of Benedictine abbots and abbesses gathered in Rome to reflect on the monastic charism received from St. Benedict and their faithfulness to it in a changing world. This theme acquires special meaning in the context of the Jubilee of Mercy since, as Francis […]
Today, the Pope was at the Portiuncula in Assisi, the first Church to mark the 800th Anniversary of the Pardon of Assisi – “Here at the Portiuncula everything speaks to us of pardon!…” Here is a short news brief followed by a video clip from CNS. Pope Francis gave this mediation on forgiveness: Dear Brothers and […]
Pope Francis preached at the Easter Vigil (2016): “…it is important to shed the light of the Risen Lord upon our problems, and in a certain sense, to “evangelize” them. Let us not allow darkness and fear to distract us and control us; we must cry out to them: the Lord “is not here, but […]
Papal interviews are dangerous business for the clear teaching of faith and morals, even for conveying matters of prudential judgment. Let’s be clear: papal interviews, books written by popes and theologians are not magisterial teaching nor are they covered by the grace of infallibility. The method of ensuring truth is communicated is sometime conveyed by saying […]