Family Life, Bishops, Pope Francis

June 7, 2014

Prayers and Program for Invocation for Peace

June 4, 2014

Gift of Piety Fosters Fraternal Solidarity, Pope Says

The Holy Father continues his catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

June 3, 2014

Vatican Candlelight Vigil Honors Mary’s Faith and Example

Cardinal Angelo Comastri led hundreds of pilgrims in prayer to close a month dedicated to the Blessed Mother.

June 2, 2014

Remember Suffering Syrians, Relief Agency's Leader Urges

Catholic Relief Services CEO Carolyn Woo told a Vatican assembly that there ‘is no end in sight at this point’ to the crisis in the Middle-Eastern country.

May 30, 2014

Pope’s Historic Prayer Deeply Moves Jerusalem Bishop

Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali is praying the meeting between the Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew will lead to greater graces for the body of Christ.

May 29, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian Prayer Meeting Confirmed for June 8

May 29, 2014

Pope Francis’ Pilgrimage Focused on Human Plight, Not Political Negotiations

COMMENTARY: During his just-concluded Holy Land voyage, the Holy Father sought to restore dignity to the marginalized.

May 29, 2014

Author Discusses ‘The Vatican According to Francis’

Massimo Franco contends the Holy Father is more orthodox than many of his critics believe.

May 29, 2014

European Commission Rejects Pro-Life Citizens’ Initiative

The international coalition known as One of Us sought to ban funding of research that destroys human embryos.

May 28, 2014

The Girl Who Greeted Pope Francis: ‘One Day, Peace Will Come’

Mika Bachar, 12, said it was a “great honor” to meet Pope Francis and her generation will bring about peace in the Holy Land.

May 27, 2014

Register Radio: Pope Francis’ Holy Land Trip and Loving Like Mother Teresa

May 27, 2014

Pope Francis Reflects on His Holy Land Voyage

In a wide-ranging press conference on his flight home, the Pope also discussed clerical sex abuse, the upcoming synod, Vatican finances and Pope Pius XII’s cause for canonization.

May 26, 2014

Meeting Pope Francis Is a Sign of the Early Church, Seminarian Says

Deacon Deacon Bernard Poggi, who is studying at the seminary of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, said Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land is also a sign of hope.

May 25, 2014

Pope and Patriarch at Prayer Marks Historic Chapter in Ecumenism

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the joint prayer at the Holy Sepulchre was a historic step forward to healing a Catholic-Orthodox split almost 1,000 years old.

May 25, 2014

Pope Francis Shows Solidarity With Palestinians

The Holy Father stopped to pray at Israel’s security wall in route to Bethlehem’s Manger Square, while an estimated 10,000 Palestinian Christians joined him for Sunday’s Mass.

May 25, 2014

Israeli, Palestinian Presidents Accept Pope’s Invitation to Vatican Meeting

Pope Francis issued his invitation after a papal Mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square on May 25, asking both men ‘to join me in heartfelt prayer to God for the gift of peace.'

May 25, 2014

East Meets West in Jerusalem: Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

COMMENTARY: A short history of Catholic-Orthodox relations since the Great Schism.

May 24, 2014

'May God Change the Hearts of the Violent,' Pope Prays

During a May 24 meeting with refugees in Jordan, Pope Francis denounced arms trade and ongoing violence in the region.

May 24, 2014

Mission of Holy Spirit Is Peace, Pope Preaches in Jordan

‘We are not far from where the Holy Spirit descended with power on Jesus of Nazareth after his baptism by John in the River Jordan,’ he noted in his May 24 Mass in Amman.

May 24, 2014

Pope Appeals to Peace, Freedom as Holy Land Pilgrimage Begins

The first day of the Holy Land trip.

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