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”.
World

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”.
Vatican

Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Pope Francis confesses in St. Peter's Basilica

2016-03-04

Pope  Francis presided over a penitential liturgy at a very crowded St. Peter's Basilica.

The Pope explained, in an atmosphere of great sobriety and recollection, that sin isolates and blinds people.

POPE FRANCIS
"It is a blindness of the spirit, which prevents us from seeing what is most important, from fixing our gaze on the love that gives us life. This blindness leads us little by little to dwell on what is superficial, until we are indifferent to others and to what is good.” 

He also said that temptation leads to selfishness and, ultimately, to complete closure of the heart.

POPE FRANCIS
"How easy and misguided it is to believe that life depends on what we have, on our successes and on the approval we receive; to believe that the economy is only for profit and consumption; that personal desires are more important than social responsibility!”  

That's why he asked Christians not to cling to anything that can separate them from God.

POPE FRANCIS
"Let us cast aside all that prevents us from racing towards Him, unafraid of leaving behind those things which make us feel safe and to which we are attached.”

He also directed a message to the confessors. He invited them to be faithful to the Gospel, but at the same time, to take into account the fragility and the desire to return to God of those who go to confession.

POPE FRANCIS
"We must certainly not water-down the demands of the Gospel, but we cannot risk frustrating the desire of the sinner to be reconciled with the Father. For what the Father awaits more than anything is for his sons and daughters to return home.” 

To conclude his homily, the pope practiced what he preached and confessed. He was the first to receive the sacrament of reconciliation at this penitential celebration. Then he heard the confession of some pilgrims.


AC
CTV
SV
-BN
Up:IPC