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September 23, 2016

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis contrasted the anxiety that comes from the Holy Spirit and the anxiety that comes from a dirty conscience. During his homily during the daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, he also spoke about vanity, which “masks” life, making it look like something it is not. Two forms of anxiety The […]

(Vatican Radio) The Statute for the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications was published on Thursday, saying its aim was “to respond to the current media reality, characterized by the presence and development of digital media and their increasing social interaction.” It said this evolving situation called for a reorganization of the Apostolic See’s various media outlets […]

New Bishop of Killaloe chooses his personal Coat of Arms and Motto The episcopal ordination of Father Fintan Monahan as Bishop of Killaoe, will take place on Sunday 25 September in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis, Co Clare. In preparation for his episcopal ordination, Bishop-Elect Monahan has prepared his personal Coat of Arms […]

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September 21, 2016

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday. In his catechesis, the Holy Father relflected on St Luke’s Gospel account of  how the Lord calls us to be merciful. Below, please find the official English language summary of Pope Francis’ catechesis for the General Audience for 21 September […]

(Vatican Radio)  The world needs to go “beyond the divisions of religions,” and feel the “shame” of war, without turning a “deaf ear” to the cries of those who are suffering: that’s what Pope Francis said in his Homily at Mass at Santa Marta Tuesday morning.  The Holy Father was speaking just hours before he […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis told those present at the closing ceremony for the World Day of Prayer for Peace gathering in Assisi, Tuesday, “we have come to Assisi as pilgrims in search of peace.”  He said that, “God is calling us to confront the great sickness of our time: indifference”, adding we cannot remain indifferent. The […]

(Vatican Radio)  Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, addressed world leaders on Monday at a summit aimed at tackling global issues surrounding refugees and migrants at the United Nations. The event was sponsored by the Vatican’s Permanent Observer mission to the UN, together with Caritas Internationalis and the Geneva based International Catholic Migration Commission. The […]

(Vatican Radio)  A press conference was held on Wednesday at Vatican Radio to launch the 2016 UNCTAD Trade and Development Report, lead by Fr. Michael Czerny, S.J., spokesman for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. In a speech prepared by Cardinal Peter Turkson, who heads the Council but was unable to be present at the […]

Episcopal Ordination of Father Fintan Monahan as Bishop of Killaloe to take place next Sunday The Episcopal Ordination of Father Fintan Monahan as Bishop of Killaloe, will take place on Sunday 25 September in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis, Co Clare. The Chief Ordaining Prelate will be Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, Archbishop of […]

Pope Francis concludes World Day of Prayer for Peace Pope Francis presided over the closing ceremony of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi on Tuesday afternoon. The ceremony followed an early afternoon of prayer – not in common, but separately, according to religious tradition. Thirst for peace: religions and cultures in dialogue […]


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