A campaign to raise funds for persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq is now underway and is asking the faithful to give up a superfluous gift this Christmas to send refugees a gift that will provide them with the essentials of life.
Pope Francis has issued a new apostolic letter Misericordia et misera in which he proposes a number of ways to continue the celebration of mercy, one of which is the extension of the power to forgive the sin of abortion to all priests. Read the rest…
Almost one year ago, the pope initiated the Jubilee Year of Mercy when he opened the Holy Doors at St. Peter’s Basilica. He will close them on Sunday, thus ending this extraordinary year dedicated to the mercy of God.
Just days before the election of Donald J. Trump as the next president of the United States, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus says Catholics must seek ways to create unity and healing rather than contribute to an already divided nation – a message that is even more relevant now that a pro-life majority is in power.
The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, commended the newly elected president Donald Trump and prayed that he would be guided by God to serve his country and promote peace in the world.
All of those dire warnings about Hillary Clinton running away with the Catholic vote turned out to be groundless as newly released data show President-elect Donald Trump won the Catholic vote by seven percentage points.
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is calling for prayer for President-elect Donald Trump and all newly elected officials of the United States and is asking the citizenry not to see each other as Democrat or Republican but as reflections of the face of Christ.
Until the moment he awakened after nine days in a coma, Kevin Becker had never heard of a young saint-in-the-making named Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, but it is now a name he will never forget.