What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.

The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
Pope Francis

Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

Card. Caffarra: Church Doctrine on divorced couples doesn't mean they're rejected


Since his arrival to the Diocese of Bologna in Italy, Cardinal Caffarra has developed a specific pastoral ministry for divorced and remarried people.

Archbishop of Bologna (Italy)
"I wanted to reach out to those people who felt rejected by the Church. I wanted to meet with them to tell them one thing: The Church does not reject you. Jesus loves you.”

He began by meeting with 200 divorced and remarried couples to thoroughly explain Church doctrine. Through his experience, the Cardinal said, divorced couples have been able to understand the Church's stance on receiving Communion. 

Archbishop of Bologna (Italy)
"By explaining the reasons, these people have told me, even telling their local parish priests: now I understand that the Church is my mother despite not letting me receive Communion." 

Cardinal Caffarra said that before the Synod, he received a letter from a remarried woman, thanking him for his work. 

Archbishop of Bologna (Italy)
"The letter said: 'Your Eminence, we thank you as well the priests who have been helping us because, finally, I feel that the Church is my home. I do not feel rejected anymore, I do not feel judged anymore. It is my home, where I feel truly welcomed.' She also said that it helped her resolve the psychological problems she endured when her husband left her.”

Showing support, formation and closeness, Cardinal Caffara said, is the formula to approach divorced and remarried couples. He also stressed the importance of priests working under this premise. 

Archbishop of Bologna (Italy)
"Priests don't always understand even though these couples can't receive the Sacraments, it doesn't mean they should have an attitude of rejection.”

The Diocese of Bologna is not only focusing on divorced couples. It's are also promoting a pastoral ministry for youth so they can rediscover the beauty of married life. 

-Up: KLH