Pope Praises Founder of Apostles of Sacred Heart

Image via Wikipedia On 150th Anniversary of Clelia Merloni   ROME, MARCH 7, 2011 (Zenit.org).- In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Clelia Merloni, Benedict XVI is praising the founder’s dedication to… Continue reading

Spain’s Bishops to Youth: Join Us This August!

Image via Wikipedia Extend Official Invitation to Madrid’s WYD   MADRID, MARCH 7, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Young people are not passive recipients of the Word of God, but protagonists in building up the Church,… Continue reading

Spanish Episcopal Conference’s WYD Invitation

Image via Wikipedia MADRID, Spain, MARCH 7, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Spanish Episcopal Conference’s letter to the youth of Spain, inviting them to take part in the forthcoming 2011… Continue reading

The Trinitarian Mystery of the Christian Vocation

07/03/2011 (1:10)   On the afternoon of Friday, March 4, Benedict XVI visited the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary on the occasion of the First Vespers on the Feast of Our Lady of Trust.… Continue reading

Pope: “Jesus is the Living Word of God”

07/03/2011 (1:20)   “Jesus is the living Word of God”. Those were the Pope’s words before the Angelus prayer this Sunday. At any time, anywhere, he who has the grace to know Jesus,… Continue reading

Pope remembers Shahbaz Bhatti, may his death move everyone to defend religious freedom

» 03/06/2011 13:41 VATICAN Pope remembers Shahbaz Bhatti, may his death move everyone to defend religious freedom. During the Angelus, Benedict XVI spoke about the “moving sacrifice of the life” of Pakistani minister. He… Continue reading

Death penalty is back, five inmates executed last Friday

» 03/07/2011 14:57 TAIWAN by Paul Kuo After being suspended in 2005, the death penalty was used in April 2010, and again a few days ago. The Catholic Church and local NGOs reiterate… Continue reading

New media help church listen, build community, says Vatican official

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, recently retired archbishop of Los Angeles, gives Communion during Mass in the crypt of St. Peter’s Basilica to conclude the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.… Continue reading

Holy See Address to UN Meeting on Women

Image via Wikipedia “Education Is a Key to the Authentic Advancement of Women in the World” NEW YORK, MARCH 5, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is the Feb. 28 statement of the Holy See delegation… Continue reading

Vatican officials say bad Masses lead to weak faith

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service Cardinal Burke (CNS/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo) ROME (CNS) — A weakening of faith in God, a rise in selfishness and a drop in the number of… Continue reading