During his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis reflects on the Parable of the Ten Virgins, and emphasizes the need to be prepared, by cultivating the 'oil' of the soul, and dedicating time each day to that which really matters and draws us closer to the Lord and others.
Fr. Boniface Endorf, Pastor at St. Joseph Church in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, presents the new space, inaugurated last July, highlighting the presence of people of all different backgrounds as "a great gift for the whole Archdiocese."
The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has released a detailed Pastoral Statement on the State of the Nation to comprehensively address concerns affecting the country’s socio-political life.
The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has, again, called on the Government and other stakeholders to review and study ways of addressing and mitigating the effects of the high cost of living that has deeply affected and shaken the social fabric of the Kenyan people.
The global Catholic charitable confederation, Caritas Internationalis appeals for a ceasefire in the Holy Land in a statement entitled “Now is the time for peace.” The Catholic confederation calls for unimpeded humanitarian access to the population of 2.3 million in Gaza, while also appealing for a release of all Israeli hostages.
As winter sets in, St Joseph’s Church in New York’s Greenwich Village increasingly becomes a point of reference for many of the city’s homeless.
As the Church marks the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Luke Gregory, OFM, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Tearing apart the veil of death”.
Israeli forces are intensifying their offensive in Gaza city around one of the main hospitals.
The Vatican Press Office releases a statement saying Pope Francis is close to the family of Indi Gregory, a British baby girl affected by an incurable disease. Courts in the UK have ruled that her life support should be suspended.
Ahead of Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Dubai for the occasion of COP28, the Holy Father receives members of the Sikh Delegation from Guru Nanak Darbar of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and encourages them to continue selfless service which leads to God.
Pope Francis meets with shrine rectors and those assisting them on 9 November at the Vatican for their Second International Meeting. He recommends that these "special places" be first and foremost places of prayer, with care for the sacraments and the welcoming of pilgrims. He encourages them to offer consolation to shrine visitors carrying burdens and problems through a "compassionate closeness."
Meeting in the Vatican with the European Parents’ Association (EPA), Pope Francis highlights the central role parents play in educating their children, and the importance of a shared commitment to educating the new generations.
The Vatican has published the Pope’s decision concerning the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, following an apostolic visitation conducted by two US bishops.
A reflection on the responses of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith concerning the celebration of baptism and transsexuals and homosexuals.
Israeli air strikes hit Gaza's biggest hospital, the Al Shifa, on Friday, killing one person and wounding others sheltering there.
The Bishops of the European Union express deep concerns about the escalating international security crisis and emphasize the urgent need for the EU to take a proactive role in resolving conflicts and fostering stability.
Father Gabriel Romanelli is the parish priest of Gaza Holy Family Parish. The Argentinian-born priest who has been serving in the Strip for several years is stranded in Bethlehem, in the West Bank. In an interview with the Osservatore Romano he speaks about the hardships endured by the Palestinian civilians, and in particular of the small Christian community in the Strip.
Over 600 young women have been rehabilitated by Don Bosco Fambul (DBF), a child welfare organization in Freetown, Sierra Leone, run by the Salesians of Don Bosco which operates a shelter for minors who have escaped prostitution and human trafficking.
Rachel Goldberg Polin, the mother of a hostage held by Hamas, expresses her gratitude to Pope Francis for his ongoing efforts to secure the release of 240 hostages taken from Israel on 7 October.
In a message sent to the 6th Paris Peace Forum, Pope Francis says that “no war is worth the tears of a mother who sees her child killed.”