Catholic Renewal & Connecting with the Liturgy

The Beauty of the Catholic Liturgy 4virtu

How can Catholics at once renew their commitment of faith and connect with the liturgy while spreading the Word?  There are definitive camps within Catholicism – some believe that focusing on Christ and their own worship is enough while others are embracing the New Evangelization that has Catholics reaching out to those who have fallen […] 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 »

Pope Francis on Balancing Sports and Church

Sports done right helps build a more caring, brotherly and just world that helps overcome “human and social disadvantage,” the Pope said. In the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall, the pope met with athletes, coaches, sports fans and team owners that belong to the Lazio Sports Society, which was established in 1900 by young people […] 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


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 »