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European Bishops: “Fratelli tutti” a tool to assess EU policies

The European Bishops' Conference (COMECE) highlights the importance of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter "Fratelli tutti" as a guide pointing Europe on the path of integral development.

Faith and symbolism at Rome’s interreligious Meeting for Peace

Pope Francis and leaders of world religions gathered in Rome on Tuesday to pray for peace and fraternity in a divided world. The international and interreligious Meeting to Pray for Peace was entitled "No one is saved alone. Peace and Fraternity".

Pope at audience: psalms lead to adore God and love His children

In his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis concludes his reflection on the Psalms in the series of catechesis on prayer. He says the psalms allow us to "contemplate reality with God’s very eyes".

Pope signs Rome 2020 Appeal for Peace

An Appeal for Peace is signed in Rome by Pope Francis and by leaders of world religions gathered at the International Prayer Meeting for Peace "No one is saved alone - Peace and Fraternity".

Pope Francis: ‘No one is saved alone’

Pope Francis is inviting leaders of other faiths to work together “with the gentle strength of faith to end all conflicts.” His appeal comes as part of his discourse at an International Meeting for Peace, held in Rome and organized by the Community of Saint Egidio, entitled “No one is saved alone. Peace and Fraternity.”

Pope at Prayer Meeting: Love alone is path to peace and communion

Pope Francis participates in an International Prayer Meeting for Peace, in the presence of leaders of various Christian denominations, and urges everyone to follow Jesus's example of self-giving love in order to spread peace.

St. Paul of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, October 20, 2020

St. Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in the Republic of Genoa, January 3, 1694. His infancy and youth were spent in great innocence and piety. He was inspired from on high to found a congregation; in an ecstacy he beheld the habit which he and his companions were to wear. After consulting his director, Bishop Gastinara of Alexandria in Piedmont, he reached the conclusion that God wished him to establish a congregation in honor of the Passion of Jesus Christ. On November 22, 1720, the bishop ...

Sts. Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil: Saint of the Day for Monday, October 19, 2020

In 1642 the Huron country was in great distress. Harvests were poor, sickness abounded, and clothing was scarce. Quebec was the only source of supplies, and Isaac Jogues was chosen to lead an expedition. It reached its objective safely and started back well supplied with goods for the mission, but the Iroquois, the bitter enemies of the Hurons, and fiercest of all Indian tribes, were on the war-path and ambushed the returning expedition. The story of the ill-treatment and torture of the ...

St. Luke: Saint of the Day for Sunday, October 18, 2020

Luke, the writer of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, has been identified with St. Paul's "Luke, the beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14). We know few other facts about Luke's life from Scripture and from early Church historians. It is believed that Luke was born a Greek and a Gentile. In Colossians 10-14 speaks of those friends who are with him. He first mentions all those "of the circumcision" -- in other words, Jews -- and he does not include Luke in this ...

St. Ignatius of Antioch: Saint of the Day for Saturday, October 17, 2020

"I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire." In 107, during the reign of the brutal Emperor Trajan, this holy Bishop was wrongfully sentenced to death because he refused to renounce the Christian faith. He was taken under guard to Rome where he was to be brutally devoured by wild beasts in a public spectacle. CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - ...