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By Carol GlatzCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Helping the church get the Gospel message out to the digital world depends more on a loving passion for reaching out to others than being tech savvy or a verbal warrior, Pope Francis told Catholic communicators. “I believe that the goal is to understand how to ...read more
Today shortly after noon, Pope Francis addressed the participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. Pope Francis said the goal of the Church for its communications efforts is to understand how to enter into dialogue with the men and women of today in order to appreciate their desires, their doubts and ...read more
Fr. Rosica’s introduction: Allowing ourselves to be looked upon by Jesus, whose gaze changes our lives: this was the focus of Pope Francis’ remarks after the readings at Mass on Saturday morning, the Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, whose conversion story is told in the Gospel passage of the day, a Gospel story that has ...read more
Recently I looked at something I wrote six months ago when Pope Francis had just been elected. Someone had asked me if he was going to be a progressive pope. My response was that I thought Pope Francis would be taking the Church where she needs to go. What I have found most surprising of ...read more
The Archbishop of Dublin has said the Catholic journalist and the Catholic newspaper must be professional and live up to the highest professional standards of the broader profession to which they belong. He was speaking at the Faith of our Fathers conference in Kilkenny on Friday, September 13. Archbishop Martin added that the highest professional standard applies also to ...read more
This week the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica published a letter to the editor on their front page. The letter in question came from a rather high profile reader: Pope Francis. La Repubblica’s editor and co-founder, Eugenio Scalfari had written an article about obstacle to faith. However, Scalfari’s article also made it clear that he ...read more
  Homily of His Holiness Pope FrancisVigil of Prayer and FastingSaturday September 7, 2013 “And God saw that it was good” (Gen 1:12, 18, 21, 25).  The biblical account of the beginning of the history of the world and of humanity speaks to us of a God who looks at creation, in a sense contemplating it, ...read more
On this worldwide day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, Salt and Light is pleased to broadcast the Vigil of Prayer with Pope Francis LIVE from St. Peter’s Square beginning at 1pm ET / 10am PT. You can tune in either by watching our television network or viewing our live stream at saltandlighttv.org/live. For ...read more
Pope Francis has sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg.  The meeting of economic powerhouses was supposed to focus on stabilizing the global financial system, but the crisis in Syria and the lack of consensus among the international community on possible military involvement may take over ...read more
Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7th, 2013. The Pope made the announcement during the course of remarks ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer this Sunday. Below, find the ...read more