What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Vatican launches new website for the Protection of Minors from sex abuse

December 6, 2016. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) has launched a website to provide the public with information about their mission: "the effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development.”
Pope Francis

These are the names of the 17 new cardinals the pope appointed at the consistory

November 19, 2016. 13 of them are under the age of 80, and thus able to vote in a hypothetical conclave, and four of them are non-electors.
Vatican

Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."
Vatican

Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

Ash Wednesday: The Pope explains the three medicines that cure sin

2016-02-10

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Ash Wednesday at St. Peter's Basilica. Normally, this ceremony is held in another Roman basilica, but this year it has been done here because the Pope has commissioned the "Missionaries of Mercy.”

In his homily, he asked them to go throughout the world helping people open the doors to their hearts.

POPE FRANCIS
"May your hands bless and console our brothers and sisters with parenthood. That through you, our Father's hands care for their children and heal their wounds!”

He explained that there are barriers that close the doors of peoples hearts, such as the embarrassment or failure to trust God.

POPE FRANCIS
"It is tempting to lock the doors, that is, live with the sin itself, minimizing it, always justified, thinking it is no worse than others.”

Faced with this attitude, he said that there are three medicines to celebrating Lent well and healing the sin: prayer, charity and fasting, which causes people to be more sensitive and merciful.

POPE FRANCIS
"It's an invitation for simplicity and sharing: take something away from our table and give our goods to find the true good of freedom.”

But the Pope asked that this not only expressed externally, but also deeply internal.

POPE FRANCIS
"May Lent be a beneficial time 'pruning' of falsehood, of worldliness, indifference: not to think that everything is fine if I'm right: to understand that what counts is not approval, the pursuit of success or consensus but that of a pure heart.”

After the homily, Cardinal Angelo Comastri was the person responsible for imposing the ashes on the Pope. With this action, the Church calls for conversion and penitence.

About 700 Missionaries of Mercy were present at the ceremony. Now they will go throughout the world helping the Pope extend the mercy of God.


AC/YA
CTV
SV
-BN
Up:AC