September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation & Begins Season of Creation

A year ago, Pope Francis declared that Catholics would join their Orthodox brothers and sisters and other Christians to formally mark September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This year celebrations of the day are bring prepared as church groups and faith-based environment advocates have instituted a series of prayer services and […] Read more »

Preparing for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland 7/25 – 7/31

In 1984 at the close of the Holy Year of Redemption, over 300,000 young people from around the world responded to the invitation of His Holiness John Paul II for an International Jubilee of youth on Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s square. Looking out to the crowds who answered his invitation he said, “What a […] Read more »

Schedule for the #PopeinPhilly and World Meeting of Families Conference

Pope Francis will be in Philadelphia as part of the World Meeting of Families celebration in 2015. One of the best ways to tune into the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia is the twitter hashtag #PopeinPhilly. The World Meeting of Families Conference, the world’s largest gathering of Catholic families, will host 100 speakers, panel discussions, workshops […] Read more »

New Evangelization Success with #PopUpPope

We love the new evangelization success that has been achieved with the #popuppope on Social Media. Talk about creative new evangelization ahead of the Pope’s visit next month! PopeUpPope was inspired partly by Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the U.S. September 22-27, which will culminate in his visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of […] Read more »

World Meeting of Families 2015 Agenda

The World Meeting of Families will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from Tuesday-Friday, September 22-25, 2015. There will be Daily Mass, Devotions,Keynote Addresses and multiple breakout sessions. Welcome Letter: Dear Friends, Welcome to the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015! It is an honor to welcome the world to Philadelphia, a […] Read more »

Pope Francis’ Schedule for the Jubilee of Mercy

Twelve prominent events, each with the participation of Pope Francis, have been scheduled in Rome for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and Catholic News Agency has the full details. The twelve big events of the Jubilee of Mercy will be: 24 hours for the Lord, a day-long period of Eucharistic adoration; To Dry the Tears, […] Read more »

Can Pope Francis Play Soccer?

We know that Pope Francis is a soccer fan and his favorite team is San Lorenzo de Almagro, but recently an interviewer asked the Pope if he played soccer! Interview with the online sports news site TyC Sports of Argentina: The interview didn’t last more than a minute. The reporter asked him several questions about his […] Read more »

Pope Francis Announces Jubilee Dedicated to Divine Mercy

During a penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica on Friday, March 13, Pope Francis announced a Jubilee dedicated to Divine Mercy.  The English translation below was provided by Vatican Radio: “This year as last, as we head into of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we are gathered to celebrate the penitential liturgy. We are united […] Read more »

Pope Francis Offers Tips for the Sacrament of Penance During Lent

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In a booklet titled “Safeguard Your Heart”, the Pope offers 30 questions that Catholics can ask themselves in the examination of conscience that precedes confession. Pope Francis had 50,000 free copies distributed to people attending his Angelus address on February 22, the first Sunday of Lent. The guide is part of a 28-page booklet in […] Read more »

Pope Francis: Lent is a Time of Spiritual Battle

Last Sunday, Pope Francis expanded on his Lenten message. “Lent,” said the Pope, “is a time of combat” and “a time of spiritual battle against the spirit of evil.” “In Lent you have to fight,” he said in his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter’s Square. Referencing Jesus’ 40 days in the desert, the Pope said, “Jesus […] Read more »