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11 Sep 2014 Vatican Comments (1)

Pope 'deeply saddened' by brutal killing of missionary nuns

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 02:05 am .- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weeken…

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02 Apr 2015 Q&A Comments (3)

Did the Church change its position on the punishment of heretics?

Full Question An anti-Catholic claims that the Church at the Fourth Lateran Council said heretics should be exterminated, but now the Church denies that th…

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08 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Focus on catechesis to curb exodus of young people, Pope advises Portuguese bishops

In a message to the Catholic bishops of Portugal, who were making their ad limina visits to Rome, Pope Francis suggested a new approach to catechesis, noting th…

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12 Oct 2015 Europe News No comments

Italian priest asked to leave town after remarks on pedophilia

An Italian priest who outraged the public by saying that children bear part of the responsibility for pedophilia has been asked to leave the town where he was s…

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20 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (6)

If St. Paul says long hair is unnatural for men, why do our portraits of Jesus show him with it?

Full Question In 1 Corinthians 11:14 Paul tells us long hair is degrading to and unnatural for a man. All the pictures of Jesus show him with long hair, so…

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19 Aug 2016 Q&A No comments

What is liberation theology?

Full Question What is liberation theology? Answer Liberation theology was a theological movement that began in the late 1960s in Latin America.…

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02 May 2016 Americas Asia-Pacific Australia Europe Middle East Middle East - Africa News United Kingdom USA Vatican Comments (1)

Pope Francis' prayer intentions for the month of May

The Vatican has released the prayer intentions of Pope Francis for May 2016. The Pope's universal intention is: “That in every country in the world, women ma…

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13 Dec 2014 Q&A No comments

How can use Scripture to counter Protestant claims about justification?

Full Question The new Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that "justification includes the remission of sins, sanctification, and the renewal of the i…

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21 Aug 2015 Uncategorized No comments

Italian cardinal: Laudato Si’ comparable in importance to Rerum Novarum

In a front-page article in L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia-Città della Pieve said that Pope Francis’s new encyclical on care for ou…

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Pope appeals for peace in Middle East

As the Synod of Bishops began its October 9 session, Pope Francis called for “intense prayer, full of faith, to the Lord” for peace in the Middle East.

Stating his “profound concern” about the escalation of violence in Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem, and the West Bank, the Pontiff appealed to the international community to make use of teh “means of international law, of diplomacy, to resolve the conflicts.”

Pope Francis also called for prayers for peace in Africa and other areas of conflict.



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