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Moment Reminds Us of Our Purpose

“Good leaves his toughest battles for His strongest soldiers.”

Black hand-written letters on brown cardboard leaned against a backpack on the edge of a parking lot. 486 more words


A group of CAFOD supporters took the Pope's message on climate changeto Downing Street

A group of CAFOD supporters took the Pope’s message on climate change to the heart of government this week, when they handed in a petition signed by 40,000 Catholics calling on David Cameron to show leadership at the UN climate talks. 312 more words


Pope Francis: Angelus address for Christ the King Sunday

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called for all the faithful everywhere to pray for persecuted Christians on Sunday. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered beneath the window of the Papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace, which overlooks St. 338 more words


Only One Turkey, Please

This time next year we will have elected a new President of the United States.

Yes, it is time for everyone to get serious. Barring any last-minute hanging chad issues, we should all be able to sit down around our Thanksgiving dinner and pass grandma’s dressing and lick our respective political wounds. 465 more words


Jesuit magazine hosts international seminar on Church reform

(Vatican Radio) Church reform, past and present was the subject of a five day seminar that concluded on Friday at the Rome headquarters of the Jesuit magazine ‘La Civiltà Cattolica’. 721 more words


Pope Francis receives President of Ukraine

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on today, Friday, met with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who subsequently met with the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States. 155 more words


Pope Francis: the Lord weeps for the sins of a world at war

(Vatican Radio) “The whole world is at war,” and the rejection of the “path of peace” means that God Himself, that Jesus Himself, weeps. This was the message of Pope Francis to the faithful following the readings of the day at Mass on Thursday morning in the Casa Santa Marta. 558 more words