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Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch has suggested ecumenical dialogue is reaching new heights under the pontificate of Jesuit Pope Francis. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT at the Vatican last week,  ... discuss

A columnist for a British newspaper has suggested banning Priests for Life Youth Director Bryan Kemper from the United Kingdom. In a convoluted piece full of UPPERCASE OUTRAGE, Observer columnist Cath ... discuss

This reflection is provided by Sébastien de Courtois of Aid to the Church in Need. Since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, and especially since the eruption of the Syrian civil war in 2011 ... discuss

Via Brandon Vogt: This morning Fr. Robert Barron launched AdventReflections.com, a place where people can sign up to receive FREE daily reflections throughout Advent. Each day, from November 30 until ... discuss

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland, on Tuesday launched a specially commissioned 2014 Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops’ website  ... discuss

Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings) By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“’They will seize and persecute you,they will hand you over to the synagogues a ... discuss

At the conclusion of today's general audience, Pope France asked the faithful for his Apostolic trip to Turkey this weekend. “As you know,” the Pope said, “from next Friday to Sund ... discuss

Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ catechesis during today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. The day is not very ni ... discuss

During his visit to the Philippines in January, Pope Francis is expected to meet with interreligious leaders in Manila. According to GMA News, the Pope will meet with 10 leaders of non-Catholic deno ... discuss

In the Christian perspective, the distinction is not between “those who are already dead and who are not, but between those who are in Christ and who are not.” Pope Francis said these wo ... discuss

Here below is an English translation of the transcript of Pope Francis' press conference given on the flight back from Strasbourg yesterday afternoon. * * * Father Lombardi: Here we are. Well the ... discuss

Dear reader, We have just begun our annual fundraising campaign. Each year we invite our readers to participate firsthand in keeping ZENIT afloat. The funds we receive during these annual drives are ... discuss

To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159244-short-papal-visit-to-strasbourg-is-full-of-color-en ... discuss

The Parliament gave the Pope a standing ovation, breaking out in applause a total of 14 times. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159246-pope-to-european-parliament-bu ... discuss

To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159250-pope-francis-greets-disabled-youth-while-leaving-the-council-of-europe-en ... discuss

Here is a statement from Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis, released Monday in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is a white po ... discuss

Speaking with ZENIT in the lead-up to the Pope’s visit to Strasbourg today, Archbishop Jean-Pierre Grallet said he expected the Holy Father would not “flatter the Europeans” but rath ... discuss

The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Travelers announced today the launch of an International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, to be marked Feb. 8, 2015. ... discuss

A ministry for those fallen away from the Catholic Church has released a new "Keep Christ in Christmas"-themed TV commercial, called "Santa's Priority," to air nationally during Advent. With th ... discuss

Cardinal Robert Sarah, who was named by Pope Francis as the prefect for Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, departed for Haiti more than five years after a devastating earthquake struc ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van Maren“Abortion access grim in English Canada,” warns the headline of a November 20 article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The grimness being referred to here, ho ... discuss

Pope Francis says the secret to having peace lies in how we see others, but has outlined numerous “pressing issues” which are violating peace. Addressing the Council of Europe, the Pope ... discuss

Making his way to Strasbourg, the first non-European Pope in over 1200 years arrived in France to address the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. Pope Francis’ plane landed at 10:00 ... discuss

Lest you think I’ve disappeared, I thought I would check in and share a little about my Thanksgiving week. I’m pretty sure it will be better than last week. Last week was a good week to b ... discuss

Pope Francis says we need to break down the stigma of autism and is calling on government, institutions, and Christian communities to do so. Speaking Saturday morning to the participants of a three- ... discuss

Pope Francis has given a crash course on how to advance in holiness. Addressing Syro-Malabar Rite Catholics from India in the Vatican this morning, one day after Sunday's canonization of six Indians ... discuss

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Donald Hying, 51, auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, as bishop of Gary, Indiana, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Dale Melczek, 76, from pastoral governance of that ... discuss

From The TelegraphBy Daniel HannanThe cleverest living EnglishmanSome years ago, while canvassing for his wife in a local election in Wiltshire, Roger Scruton was asked on the doorstep, “What is c ... discuss

When Jesus looked up he saw some wealthy peopleputting their offerings into the treasuryand he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins.He said, “I tell you truly,this poor ... discuss

The young Christian men of the musical group Tenore are singing for God and believe Pope Francis is offering the world hope. Jason Catron, Mark David Williams and Carlos Santiago, in an ex ... discuss

On Thursday, ZENIT Italian journalist Salvatore Cernuzio received the second prize of the “Youth” category, at the 2nd Annual “Giuseppe De Carli” Award for journalism. The arti ... discuss

Pope Francis sent a message of condolence to the family of Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, who passed away on November 22. Cardinal Angelini, who was 98 years old, was the President Emeritus of the Pontif ... discuss

Malawi, a southeastern African country of 13 million people, is waking up. Targeted by Western organizations for “family planning” goals that are conceived in New York, Brussels, and London, Malaw ... discuss

Cardinal Robert Sarah has been named the new prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. This Sunday, Pope Francis nominated Cardinal Sarah, who most recently was serving as p ... discuss

Here below is the translation of Pope Francis' address Saturday at the Vatican to the participants of the conference titled "The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope:"  ** ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 24, 2014 / 05:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Robert Sarah has been appointed as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- a decision th ... discuss

During his daily morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis stressed how the Church must be poor, humble, and completely focused on God. If it is tempted into “ostentation” and &# ... discuss

Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to Syro-Malabar Rite Catholics who came to Rome for Sunday's canonization of Saints Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Euphrasia Eluvathi ... discuss

Krzysztof Witkowski, a successful entrepreneur, has been director for 24 years of “President Electronics Poland,” a radio-communications firm in Czestochowa, a city renowned for its monast ... discuss

by Nelson Hultberg, Contributing Author: Reason flees; pygmies rule. Our intellectuals and legislators on both sides of the spectrum have abandoned all sanity regarding immigration, culture, freedo ... discuss

The year is 1907, one hundred and 7+ years ago. READ PRINT UNDER PICTURE !   Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907. e first place, we should insist that ... discuss

It is true that chemical abortions are far less popular in Canada than in other countries.But here's the thing: chemical abortions are the "cheap" abortions. It's like committing women to midwives for ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you on this Feast of Christ the King.Before I launch upon this post, I have a confession to make: I am first and foremost, a monarchist. Yes, I am! Don't feel threatened, thoug ... discuss

Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to participants of the III Congress of Ecclesial Movments and New Communities on Saturday, November 22nd. * * *  Dear brother ... discuss

Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's homily at the Canonization Mass of Saints Giovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da Casoria; N ... discuss

“We declare and define Blesseds Giovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da Casoria; Nicola da Longobardi; Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart and Amat ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus prayer at the conclusion of the Canonization Mass of six new Saints.  * * * Dear brothers and siste ... discuss

Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him.  And he ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 15 min. 46 sec. | 7.34 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Monday, Week II, 827 Common of Sev ... discuss

  Books are free at the time I found the links and pasted them here. This changes sometimes, so be sure to note the price before you add it to your cart.   Sometimes, for some reason, the li ... discuss

We need more men like this.  (And more Cardinal Burkes.)  Do not lose hope.  Stay close to the Lord.  And support those who are doing good.  The article below concerning the S ... discuss

Clive Staples Lewis ("Jack" Lewis to his friends) was a tutor and lecturer at Oxford University, and later Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English Literature at Cambridge University. In the judg ... discuss

I am convinced that anyone who read our stories about Brittany Maynard would come away knowing two things. We were deeply respectful of what she was going through and the enormous impact her terminal ... discuss

Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S., auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, welcomed the news today that the Obama administrat ... discuss

 The Story of The Drop Box By Natalie Brumfield Lee Jong-rak is a Korean pastor in South Korea. A simple man with a huge purpose, Pastor Lee saw a devastating problem. He thought of ... discuss

Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong said that Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 As ... discuss

Addressing the participants of the 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Pope Francis said that those who migrate aspire to hope for a better future for their families, “even at ... discuss

Pope Francis sent a message to Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Council for Coordination between the Pontifical Academies, on the occasion of the 19t ... discuss

In a video-message delivered to the Fourth Festival of Social Doctrine of the Church, Pope Francis said people, not money, create development, and, given this, we should work to respond to people ... discuss

Here below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' address this morning to the participants of 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, which began Monday and concludes today: ... discuss

Pope Francis has added Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban, South Africa to the list of Delegate Presidents at next year’s Synod of Bishops. The XIV General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod of ... discuss

“There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!" These were the words of the Holy Father duri ... discuss

On the eve of Obama's decree we stand at the threshold of entering a new day here in America where - with a swipe of the pen - millions of illegal aliens will be made legal and invade this nation with ... discuss

Question: What is the soul?The word for soul in Hebrew is "nephesh," which on its most basic level means "life": "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nost ... discuss

In the coming months, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs and the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church will conduct a nationwide ... discuss

Here below is Pope Francis' address this afternoon at the Vatican to the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, which is taking place in Rome from November 18-2 ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 20, 2014 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The divorced and remarried can receive absolution like any other member of the faithful, the Vatican's doctrinal office has affirmed: when they ... discuss

Here is the latest column published in the Southern Nebraska Register by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln. * * * Jesus Christ will return in glory to the earth. We do not know when he will return. ... discuss

“Feed the hungry to save life on the planet,” was Pope Francis’ appeal during his visit, this morning, to the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. The ... discuss

The Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities began in Rome today. Organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the meeting is a response to the appeal for missionary conve ... discuss

“We are afraid of conversion because conversion means allowing the Lord to lead us.” Pope Francis said these words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. Today’s Gospe ... discuss

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says matrimony isn't only a reality which plays a role in the Catholic Church and life, but also is important for all mankind. In an int ... discuss

Excerpt from:  The War On The Word 'Marriage' By: Robin PhillipsChanging the definition of marriage from the conjugal understanding to the revisionist understanding was an important goal of the s ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. The classical world depicted the deformity and monstrosity of evil with revolting images: the Gorgon Medusa with serpents for coils of hair; the Chimaera with a boa const ... discuss

When the heathen Anglo-Saxons invaded Christian Britain in the 400's, they eventually established seven kingdoms: Essex, Wessex, Sussex (East Saxons, West Saxons, and South Saxons), Mercia, Northumbri ... discuss

Here is the address given Monday by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at the colloquim underway in the Vatican on the complementarity of man and woman. The rabbi's address was titled "The Family is the S ... discuss

Aid to the Church in Need-USA, a papal agency that supports the suffering and persecuted Church around the world, has embarked on a unique initiative: a turnkey, online parish-based crowdfunding campa ... discuss

Here are the remarks given last week by Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, president of the Nigerian episcopal conference, at an overnight National Prayer Pilgrimage to pray for the ... discuss

The Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief fund has donated $2.2 million to help displaced Iraqi and Syrian Christians and other religious minorities who continue to face violent persecution and ... discuss

At the end of today’s general audience, Pope Francis noted that this Friday, Nov. 21, is the liturgical Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Noting the Church will celebrat ... discuss

Pope Francis says every state of life leads to holiness, if lived in communion with the Lord and in the service of others.  During his weekly General Audience this morning in St. Peter’s ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 17 min. 43 sec. | 8.26 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 552 Psalter: Thursday, W ... discuss

Books are free at the time I found the links and pasted them here. This changes sometimes, so be sure to note the price before you add it to your cart. Sometimes, for some reason, the links get stuck ... discuss

Raising the flag over Boston's city hallI've seen a lot of articles about how orthodox Cardinal O'Malley is. Why can't I believe it? As a gramma of 24, two in the womb, I still can't get over the Kenn ... discuss

On 21 November 1964, after a long and laborious process, the Council Fathers approved the decree on ecumenism, “Unitatis Redintegratio” by 2,137 votes to 11. The document, which undoubtedl ... discuss

Congress should incorporate the protections of the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA) into must-pass funding legislation, said the chairmen of two committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bis ... discuss

The Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry’s 29th international conference will focus this year on the topic of autism. The Thursday through Saturday event was presented at a press confer ... discuss

Lee Jong-rak is a Korean pastor in South Korea. A simple man with a huge purpose, Pastor Lee saw a devastating problem. He thought of a way he could change it, and he became a prophetic voice to his s ... discuss

Magda Kaczmarek, a senior staff member of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, visited the former Soviet Republic of Belarus earlier this month. In this interview, she recount ... discuss

Here is the address given Monday by Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the colloquim underway in the Vatican on the complementarity o ... discuss

For the past four years, Time Magazine has conducted a poll of which word to “ban” in the upcoming year. Previous “winners” of the polls include “OMG,” “YOLO, ... discuss

 Calling abortionists “abortionists” isn’t “neutral,” but labeling them “heroes” is? According to abortion clinic owner, it is By Dave Andrusko Julie Burkhart, abortion ... discuss

Jesus makes three calls of conversion “to the lukewarm, the comfortable, and to those of appearance”. These were Pope Francis’ words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta today. Ac ... discuss

November 18th is the optional memorial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.Saint Rose was born on August 29, 1769 at Grenoble, France to a family of wealth and political connections. When she was eight ye ... discuss

Hilda (known in her own century as "Hild") was the grandniece of King Edwin of Northumbria, (see 12 Oct) a kingdom of the Angles. She was born in 614 and baptized in 627 when the king and his househol ... discuss

    The pile of dead babies in the dumpster begs to differ. Via LifeNews: As is often the case, because the amount of information on the web is virtually limitless, you run across the response ... discuss

As is often the case, because the amount of information on the web is virtually limitless, you run across the response to something that had run previously you hadn’t seen. That happened to me today ... discuss

- Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22 Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 Luke 19:1-10 Yesterday, we read the first letter of the Book of Revelation, written to the Church in Ephesus; today we read the fifth and sevent ... discuss

During Pope Francis’ Nov. 28-30 apostolic visit to Turkey, there will be an inaugural Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the first Sunday of Advent to celebrate the start of the Church’ ... discuss

This is the lead article from the latest issue of the Les Femmes newsletter which isn't posted at the website yet. I'd be happy to have your comments. What impact do you think the Pope's visit to the ... discuss

In a time when most people were ignorant of the Bible, William Tyndale resolved that if God would spare his life, even the boy plowing the fields would know the Scriptures better than the typ ... discuss

Here below is Pope Francis' address to the episcopal conference of Zambia this morning in the Vatican, on the occasion of the bishops' ad limina visit: *** Dear Brother Bishops, I welcome you to ... discuss

Pope Francis is warning doctors to resist any possible temptation to see life-destroying acts as being, on some level, a service to others. The Pope delivered this forceful message to the Associatio ... discuss

Composed by Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ now being sung in Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of Manila.I heard it sung at Edsa Shrine this Sunday.  Lasted for almost 10 minutes!  That beat ... discuss

Here below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address in the Vatican this morning opening the "Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman," Nov. 17-19: *** Dear sist ... discuss

Reader Peter Gardner, has produced the first (at least to my knowledge) complete Prophetologion in English St. Polycarp Press. This text uses the Boston Psalter for the prokimena. It uses the Lancelot ... discuss

Jesus told his disciples this parable: "A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one-- to each a ... discuss

God calls us to make the wealth He has entrusted to us grow, not to lock it in a safe. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ address during Sunday’s Angelus prayer. The Holy Father reflected ... discuss

Everyone knows that a lot of people no longer bother going to church on a Sunday. The latest study of this trend examines the motives behind this and also attempts to suggest ways to reconnect these p ... discuss

(c 1045 – 16 November 1093), was the sister of Edgar Ætheling, the short-ruling and uncrowned Anglo-Saxon king of England. She married Malcolm III, King of Scots, becoming his Queen consort.The dau ... discuss

Found this at www.SctrictlyScripture.com...The Akedah of Isaac fulfilled part 1Below is the only conversation recorded in Scripture between Abraham and Isaac and the conversation is quite interesting. ... discuss

Below is from Snopes.com is wrong about the center of the Bible part 2. I thought I would log this down as some interesting facts about most all versions of the Protestant Christian Bible.First, let ... discuss

If you haven’t been following the story of Cdl. Raymond L. Burke’s transfer from Cardinal Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura (the High Court of the Catholic Church, if you will) to Patron of the S ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 13 min. 43 sec. | 6.4 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 680 Proper of Saint ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2014 / 06:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the dramatic and media-hyped Extraordinary Synod last month, the Vatican is hosting a colloquium seeking to find “new and creati ... discuss

Last August marked the anniversary of the 2008 massacre of more than 100 Christians at the hands of a Hindu mob in Kandhamal district in Orissa (Odisha) State, India—and the culprits, though mos ... discuss

The Church in the US will support nearly 200 projects in Latin America, providing funding totaling more than $3.2 million. At their meeting Nov. 8, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (US ... discuss

Pope Francisreceived in the Vatican today Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, who was in Rome after a trip to Russia and China; it was the first time he has been received by the Holy Father. At the e ... discuss

Pope Francis wants an “outbound” Church and a conference to be held in Rome this month aims at taking on this challenge. In a press conference held in the Vatican press office this morni ... discuss

-- Roman Rite XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A - November 16, 2014 Prv 31, 10-13.19-20.30-31; Ps 128; 1 Thes 5, 1-6; Mt 25, 14-30 Ambrosian Rite 1st Sunday of Advent 1) The f ... discuss

It is decidedly not an April day in November here in Nebraska, where it was an unseasonable three degrees below zero when I woke up this morning. But, I can imagine, feel, grip, remember, and dream of ... discuss

Pope Francis says that in order for business people to thrive and be a positive force in the world, they should turn to God’s Word and pray often. Speaking today to accountants gathered in Rom ... discuss

The Vatican announced on Thursday that the Holy Father commissioned three showers to be built for use by the homeless in the area under the colonnades of St. Peter’s Square. Set to open Nov. 1 ... discuss

At 12:15 today, Pope Francis received in audience the participants of the World Congress of Accountants. Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to them. * * * Dear Accountants, I gi ... discuss

Christians must lead by example in order to transmit the faith to their children, who are the future and called to live as Jesus did. Pope Francis made these reflections during his morning Mass a ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff is sponsored by our good friends Christian Focus. They are offering 5 prize packages this week. Each of the 5 winners will receive all of the following books: Ple ... discuss

Brewster’s Millions Did you know this is an older book? And there’s an older movie, too (not the one with Richard Pryor)! Here’s a part of a reader review from the original book; A ... discuss

The saint of the day for November 14 is St. Lawrence (also spelled Laurence) O'Toole, a Benedictine abbot and archbishop of Dublin.St. Lawrence O'Toole was born around 1128 in County Kildare, Ireland. ... discuss

A crucial date for Anglicanism in the United States of America is the consecration of the first Bishop of the Anglican Communion in the United States. During the colonial era, there had been no Anglic ... discuss

Son of the chief of Hy Murray. Taken as a hostage by King Dermot McMurrogh Leinster in 1138 when he was ten years old; Dermot later married Lawrence’s sister Mor. He was released in 1140 at age twel ... discuss

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a reference book with over 700 pages. Now, thanks to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, it is even more accessible.With this new online version, ... discuss

By Edward Pentin | Here below is an English translation of a homily given last week in German by Cardinal Raymond Burke. The Mass in the Extraordinary Form was celebrated on Nov. ... discuss

The beautiful music heard from the Sistine Chapel Choir at events surrounding the 2013 Conclave will be for the first time made available through a major production company. During a press conferenc ... discuss

Muslims and Catholics have come together and acknowledged many examples across the world of active Catholic-Muslim collaboration in charitable, educational and relief efforts. This was a key outcome ... discuss

Here is the final message released Tuesday by a group of Eurpoean bishops who made a pilgrimage to Verdun to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI. * * * Today bishops from across the continent ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) chose a new secretary-elect of the Conference and the chairmen-elect of five committees, and new members of the board of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved several liturgical items, including revisions to the liturgy of the hours and a revision of guidelines for the celebration of the sacraments w ... discuss

An online version of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults has been released by a committee of the US bishops' conference. The Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis has made the ... discuss

The Poverello of Assisi will stop by the Big Apple next week. An exhibition on St. Francis of Assisi will be held in New York City, as well as the United Nations from November 17 - 28th, and is entitl ... discuss

Well-known German historian Michael Hesemann says that no one would blame the Turks of today for the Armenian genocide, but if they cannot acknowledge this stain on their nation's history, then their ... discuss

President Heinz Fischer of Austria visited Pope Francis this morning at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. In a communique released by the Holy See Press Office, the discussions highlighted the “po ... discuss

The Kingdom of God is humble seed that grows in greatness by the power of the Holy Spirit. These was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily today at Casa Santa Marta. As reported by Vatican ... discuss

We read in Genesis that God created a man and a woman. Listen as Adam speaks of Eve: “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman for she was taken out of M ... discuss

Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, currently president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, was an official of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State on Nov. 9, 1989, when the Berlin Wall ... discuss

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, archbishop of Genoa and president of the Italian bishops’ conference, recently returned from a trip to the Holy Land. He spoke of his findings with international Cathol ... discuss

Here is the latest column by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln for the Southern Nebraska Register. * * * The ancient Christian writer and theologian Tertullian once asked the Church, “what does ... discuss

Here is the text of a talk delivered by Sally Muggeridge, International President, The Malcolm Muggeridge Society at the Human Life Review Great Defender of Life Dinner on October 23 at the Union ... discuss

  Common Core cutting into gym time: But not so fast! All classes must become standardized under the Common Core national education curriculum guidelines. And that means kids should expect a fair ... discuss

Abortion in Holland – an interview with Irene van der Wende (below right), founder of the organization Abortioninformation.eu (and AbortusInformatie.nl) Natalia Dueholm: Is it true that abortion is ... discuss

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Before heading to St. Peter's for his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis met with participants of the third Catholic-Muslim Forum. According to il Sismografo, the Third Catholic-Muslim Forum will ... discuss

During his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis said that certain qualities make up the ‘alphabet’ that ministers need to effectively serve their flock. Addressing thousands of pilgrims ... discuss

Two hundred years ago, students at the English Universities were required to attend church regularly, and to receive the Holy Communion at least once a year. This latter requirement often had bad effe ... discuss

John Eliot’s First Indian Teacher and Interpreter Cockenoe-de-Long Island and The Story of His Career from the Early Records Published in 1896 We all know quite a bit about Squanto, but Cocken ... discuss

Here is the text of the address given Monday to the US bishops' general assembly by the apostolic nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. * * * Your Eminences, Your ... discuss

This Veteran’s week, there is growing irritation on the part of some to the modern American custom of calling all veterans heroes. One recent example is David Masciotra’s Salon p ... discuss

The Vatican has announced the institution of a special college within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that will study the appeals for “serious offences”, including those of ... discuss

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia, Pope Francis warned that a “mindset in which individuals are ultimately discarded will never achieve peace or justice.” ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Martin and in the US it is also Veterans Day. It seems very fitting!The feast of St. Martin because is filled with legend and mysticism and even some humor!St. Martin is a pa ... discuss

In his homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned against the temptations that lead Christians away from serving others. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today’s G ... discuss

Today is a two-fold celebration.Firstly, today is Martinmas, the Feast of St. Martin of Tours, and a great celebration in the Catholic sense.  This is the end of the autumn season and essentially ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In defending the home and family as “something as wild and elemental as a cabbage”, Chesterton acknowledges the sovereign freedoms that govern life in a famil ... discuss

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Here is the text of the address given today by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, to the USCCB ge ... discuss

Since man’s survival depends on the environment, Pope Francis says we must care for Creation. The Holy Father gave these words of encouragement to the Movemento Adulti Scout Cattolici Italiani ... discuss

Pope Francis says that the key to overcoming difficulties is to attach oneself to Christ. Speaking to the bishops of the episcopal conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau, on ... discuss

Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau, on the occasion of the visit “ad Limina Apostolor ... discuss

Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address this Saturday at the Vatican to the Italian Catholic Adult Scout Movement, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Movement’s founding: * ... discuss

Pope Francis met with President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana today at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. In a communique released by the Holy See, the discussions that took place between the Pope and Pre ... discuss

Here below is a translation of the Pope’s address to the participants in the 23rd General Chapter of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, also known as the Salesian Sisters, this ... discuss

In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning , Pope Francis warned that “scandals destroy faith” and that all Christians are “capable of scandalizing” others with our actions ... discuss

The Berlin Wall collapsed on November 9, 1989; it was the beginning of the end of the Soviet empire. Twenty-five years after this historic event, ZENIT spoke with Piotr Nowina Kokopka, Poland’s ... discuss

Several leaders of Caritas in Veritate International were received by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at his residence in the Vatican last Thursday. They were in Rome hosting a 5 day forum to discuss and u ... discuss

Here below is the statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Th ... discuss

Leo I (440-461) and Gregory I (590-604) are the only two bishops of Rome commonly called "the Great." Leo, at a time when the capital of the Empire had been moved to Constantinople, and the government ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 16 min. 43 sec. | 7.78 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1123 Common of Do ... discuss

From the time of Queen Victoria’s death to somewhere in the mid 1950s, England, her colonies and other Commonwealth nations celebrated something called Empire Days.  You can read more about it ... discuss

I am a man more sinned against than sinning. ~ King Lear  But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we’ll not fail. ~ Lady Macbeth Prologue This is part II of my essay on William Shake ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after praying the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square today. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! T ... discuss

In his Angelus address today, Pope Francis remembered the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, calling on the world to spread a “culture of encounter.” The Holy Father began ... discuss

Born at Lynn in Norfolk in about 1373, Margery married and had fourteen children. After she had received several visions, she and her husband went on a pilgimage to Canterbury. Her fervent denunciatio ... discuss

was an Irish saint. His feast day is celebrated on November 8. He was an Irishman who established himself as a hermit in Scotland, near Kenedor (present day Kinneddar, Lossiemouth, Moray).He may have ... discuss

Pope Francis has appointed two auxiliaries for the Archdiocese of Melbourne, who will join two other auxiliaries in assisting 73-year-old Archbishop Denis Hart. Msgr. Terence Curtin and Fr. Mark Edw ... discuss

The Holy See's Permanent Observer at the United Nations has said that eliminating hunger is more than a high priority, but is rather a moral imperative. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Holy See Permanen ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship will present five liturgical items for vote at the annual Fall General Assembly, November 10-13. The bishops’ voting m ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 9.14 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 495 Psalter: Saturday, Week III, 1067 Christian ... discuss

-- Roman Rite  Dedication of the Lateran Basilica  Ez 47 1-2.8-9.12; Ps 46; 1 Cor 3, 9-11.16-17; John 2: 13-22  Ambrosian Rite  Last Sunday of the liturgical year - Solem ... discuss

Here is the Oct. 29 statement from Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly& ... discuss

Gregor Puppinck, PhD, Director of the European Centre for Law and Justice explains how human rights are becoming “trans-humans rights” under the influence of individualism, skepticism and ... discuss

In an audience with the National Assembly of Religious Superiors today, Pope Francis stressed the importance of calling people to the faith not by proselytism but by attraction. The 54th National As ... discuss

At 12:15 this morning, Pope Francis received in audience the participants of the 54th National Assembly of Religious Superiors, who reflected on the theme “The Church’s Mission and Consecr ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | BALTIMORE — The reception of Communion by those with celiac disease, avoiding cooperation with evil in health care partnerships, and a possible English translation of an ... discuss

The 33rd Ecumenical Meeting of Bishops, Friends of the Focolare Movement concluded with an audience with Pope Francis this morning at the Vatican today. The theme of the meeting was “The Euchari ... discuss

"We must be careful not to slip toward the path of being pagan Christians, Christians in appearance." Pope Francis warned the faithful of falling into the mentality of “pagan Christians" during ... discuss

At 11:45 this morning, Pope Francis received in audience the participants of the Ecumenical Meeting of Bishops, Friends of the Focolare Movement, on the theme “The Eucharist, Mystery of Communio ... discuss

After Wendy Davis rose to near stardom when she staged an 11-hour filibuster to block a pro-life bill in the Texas Senate, the Texas Democratic Party tried to use her candidacy in the Texas gubernator ... discuss

By EDWARD PENTIN | VATICAN CITY — The English translation of the final report of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family was published Oct. 30, nearly two weeks after the synod ... discuss

In the wake of several gestures in recent months aimed at increasing ecumenical dialogue, especially with evangelicals, Pope Francis has told the World Evangelical Alliance: “We can learn so muc ... discuss

The Schoenstatt Movement just celebrated its 100th anniversary, with celebrations in Germany where it was founded, and an audience with the Pope in Rome. Maria Elena Vilches from Ecuador has belonge ... discuss

Baltimore, Md., Nov 6, 2014 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The reception of Communion by those with Celiac Disease, avoiding cooperation with evil in health care partnerships, and a possible English tra ... discuss

Pope Francis is calling on the bishops of Malawi to always keep in mind the realities of families in their efforts to spread the Gospel. Speaking to the seven prelates of the bishops' conference of ... discuss




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