• Pope: The children of God are open to the 'new' brought by the Spirit

    Apr 25, 2018

    Closure and openness: two opposing poles that describe how man can react before the breath of the Holy Spirit. The second is precisely "of the disciples, of the apostles": the initial resistance is not only human, but it is also "a guarantee that they cannot be deceived by anything and then find their way through prayer and discernment".

  • Pope celebrates his name feast with poor and needy

    Apr 24, 2018

    Pope Francis on Monday marked the feast of his namesake, Jorge (George), in his characteristic unassuming way, spending time with the needy and homeless of Rome, the Office of Papal Charities said in a brief note.

  • Pope's abuse prevention commission prioritizes survivors, education

    Apr 24, 2018

    Pope Francis' commission for the protection of minors met in Rome last week to listen to survivors of clerical sexual abuse, and to discuss abuse prevention education and policy, and ways the Church might work more closely with abuse survivors.

  • Francis shares a sweet treat with Rome's poor for feast of St. George

    Apr 24, 2018

    I-scream, you-scream, Pope Francis screamed... 'gelato!' on the feast of his patron saint, George, offering some 3,000 ice creams to homeless individuals served in Caritas soup kitchens and shelters around Rome.

  • Pope Francis to new Priests: Be like Jesus the Good Shepherd

    Apr 23, 2018

    On Sunday Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood, reminding them to be like Jesus the Good Shepherd in the way they serve the members of their spiritual flock and minister to those who are lost and searching for God.

  • Christians must help others meet Jesus

    Apr 23, 2018

    On Saturday Pope Francis said that Christians are called to a mission of leading others to an encounter with Jesus Christ, in order that every person might grow in his or her individual call to holiness.

  • Pope: Without the Eucharist, everything the Church does is vain

    Apr 23, 2018

    During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of the Eucharist to the life and actions of the Church, saying without Christ's love and self-sacrifice, everything would be done in vanity, since everything Jesus did was for others.

  • Laywomen among new CDF appointees

    Apr 23, 2018

    On Saturday, 21 Apr 2018, Pope Francis named five new consultors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, including three female academics and two Priests.

  • There's no 'maybe' when answering the Lord's call

    Apr 23, 2018

    Speaking in the southern Italian town of Alessano on Friday, Pope Francis said that we should be on fire for our faith, combining prayer and action after the example of the Italian bishop Tonino Bello.

  • The Benedictine Confederation marks 125 years

    Apr 22, 2018

    In an interview, Abbot Primate Gregory Polan of the Benedictine Confederation speaks about what it means to celebrate 125 years of their confederation