Vatican Calls for Fair and Efficient Health System

“We must not forget that the fundamental right to health and to care has to do with the value of justice and that the unequal distribution of the economic resources, especially in low-income countries, does not make it possible to guarantee a health justice that...

Pope Francis Sends Message to Legionaries of Christ, Regnum Christi

Pope Francis had a message of hope and renewal on February 29, 2020, for the Participants in the General Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ, and to the General Assemblies of the Consecrated Women and of the Laity of Regnum Christi: “You opened yourselves...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/03/20

“Never talk to the Devil,” Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video). Ten countries still have no child protection guidelines, the Vatican has said. A priest of Paris archdiocese has tested positive for coronavirus (French report). Pope Francis...

Pope at Angelus: ‘never engage in dialogue with the devil’

CNS photo/Reuters Pope Francis addresses the faithful on this first Sunday of Lent reflecting on how temptation is an attempt to walk alternative paths than those of God. March 1, 2020 Pope Francis on Sunday urged Christians to be alert and vigilant when “messages,...

‘Never dialogue with the devil,’ Pope Francis says

Pope Francis said to follow Christ’s example when dealing with the temptation to sin: send the devil away or answer with the Word of God, but never engage in debate. When being tempted by the devil in the desert, “Jesus does not talk with the devil. Jesus responds to...

Getting Ready for the Kingdom

Pope Francis Recalls Jesus’ Preparation for Mission to Proclaim Kingdom ‘He prepares Himself to begin His mission to proclaim the Kingdom of Heaven… with a forty-day fast’ Angelus Address: On the Gospel of the First Sunday of Lent: Jesus Is Led by the Spirit into the...

Pope Will Follow Curia’s Spiritual Exercises from Home

Those suffering from that stubborn winter cold are not only – Pope Francis is among them. The illness has forced him to alter his agenda the past several days and will prevent him from attending the Vatican Curia’s week-long spiritual retreat in Ariccia. The exercises...

Pope Prays for Refugees Displaced by War

While thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square on March 1 to pray the noonday Angelus with Pope Francis, the Holy Father’s heart was on the thousands of displaced people moving around the world due to war. “I am somewhat saddened by the news arriving of so many...

Lenten Musical Selections

To help begin your journey through these forty days and forty nights, delve into Allegri’s unmatched masterpiece Miserere mei, Deus, composed in the 1630’s under the reign of Pope Urban VIII, around the time of Galileo’s infamous trial; make of that what you will....