Statement of Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on the role of a Sponsor at Confirmation 21 May, 2018 Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, has issued the followed statement on the role of a Sponsor at the Sacrament of Confirmation:   “In March of this year I circulated guidelines to all parishes in the diocese […]

Pope Recommends Treatment for ‘Spiritual Sickness’ Holy Father’s Meeting with the Diocese of Rome May 15, 2018 16:27 The doctor was in the Papal Basilica of Saint John Lateran on the evening of Monday, May 14, 2018.  But he wasn’t treating the flu or broken bones; he was helping to heal the spirit. The doctor, […]

Pope’s Morning Homily: Bishops Must Be Able to Discern When Being Spoken to By God or By Spirit of This World During Morning Mass, Francis Reminds Bishops’ Love Must Be Christ and Flock, Not Career May 15, 2018 Bishops’ loves are to be Christ and their flock, not their career. According to Vatican News, Pope […]

Regina Coeli: Looking to heaven with our feet on the ground Forty days after the Resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father. The mystery of the Ascension was the focus of Pope Francis remarks at the Regina Coeli on Sunday   By Christopher Wells At the […]

Pope at Mass: Our “destiny” is to live in friendship with Jesus In his homily at Mass, Monday morning, Pope Francis urged Christians in their vocation to live their friendship with Jesus, whose love, he said, is faithful, even to those who betray Him.   By Robin Gomes We have received our friendship with Jesus […]

Pope Francis to Avvenire: ‘The Gospel is your editorial line’ Pope Francis meets with staff members of Avvenire and their families. Avvenire is the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishop’s Conference. Today’s feast, St Joseph the Worker, provided inspiration regarding the communicator’s profession.   By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp     On the Feast […]

Pope at Mass: Watch out against curiosities in the virtual world During Monday’s morning Mass, Pope Francis said children are curious and they find many bad things online. They should be helped not to become prisoners of this curiosity. He urged Christians to ask for the Holy Spirit who gives certainty against this unhealthy curiosity. […]

Pope Francis: ‘Love knows how to find the good’ Pope Francis greets representatives of “Una Vita Rara” in the Vatican’s Sala Clementina. He praises the dedication of two parents of a boy living “a rare life”.   By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp On Monday, Pope Francis received Giorgio, Rosita and Davide Barolini, along with […]

Pope reflects on Baptism at General Audience: English summary Pope Francis continues his catechesis on Baptism at the Wednesday General Audience, saying that the anointing with the oil of catechumens provides the strength needed for our ongoing spiritual struggle. This is the official English-language summary of the Pope’s catechesis   Dear brothers and sisters: In […]

Pope at General Audience: “Strengthened by Christ’s Passover” Pope Francis bases his General Audience catechesis on Philippians 4:12-13: “I can do all things in him who strengthens me”. Through our Baptismal anointing we receive the strength needed for the spiritual struggle. By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp Pope Francis continued reflecting on the Sacrament of […]

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