In today’s General Audience, Pope Francis reflected on the example of the first Korean priest, St. Andrew Kim Taegon. St. Andrew Kim lived in a time when Christians were persecuted in Korea. Pope Francis highlighted how the saint managed to meet with the faithful and welcome missionary priests from abroad.    Read the full text more
Have you ever felt stuck in the dark, longing for some new light to shine in your life? Jesus knows what it’s like to feel trapped in the darkness. That’s what He experienced on the night of Holy Thursday, as he waited to be put on trial and condemned. So too, Jesus comes to sit more
In my last reflection, I looked at how the expansion of voting privileges at this October’s Synod of Bishops emerged from lay participation in previous Synods, more
Each year on the feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists, the Vatican releases a message from the Holy Father for World Communications Day (also called World Day of Social Communications). The 57th World Communications Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 21, 2023. This year’s theme is “Speaking with the heart.” more
I mentioned in my last reflection that the Synod Secretariat has released a communiqué outlining the new make-up of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops this October. more
Continuing our itinerary of the Catecheses with some exemplary models of apostolic zeal, today we recall, we are speaking about evangelization, about apostolic zeal, of bearing the name of Jesus. And there are many women and men in history who have done this in an exemplary way. more