Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope Francis , the first Jesuit pope, who has a deep commitment to the poor and oppressed, has become a target of a deeply entrenched coterie of conservative and fundamentalist Catholics who dislike change. Yet Francis is determined to address long standing issues of corruption and mismanagement within the Church and in the Vatican, which […]

Gossip is War, says Pope Francis

Gossip is War, says Pope Francis

“Gossip is war,” Pope Francis told the faithful during his weekly general audience. Pope Francis urged Catholics to preach the Gospel with deeds and words “that edify and not with words of gossip that destroy.” “Poor Holy Spirit! (Imagine) the work he has with us with our habit of gossiping!” Peace is a gift that […]

Pope in Burma preaches forgiveness, healing of old wounds

Pope in Burma preaches forgiveness, healing of old wounds

Yangon, Burma: Pope Francis urged Burma’s (Myanmar) long- suffering ethnic minorities to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured, preaching a message of forgiveness today to a huge crowd in his first public Mass in the predominantly Buddhist nation. Local authorities estimated that about 150,000 people turned out at Yangon’s […]

Pity stops with Emergency Aid, Love inspires Justice: Pope

Pity stops with Emergency Aid, Love inspires Justice: Pope

Rome, Oct 16: Pope Francis marked UN World Food Day on Monday  with a call for world governments to act together to fight the hunger, conflicts and climate change driving mass migration from the developing to the industrialised world. In a speech to the global body’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, Francis said […]

Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The diabolical language of hypocrisy, which ensnares others through flattery, has the power to destroy Christian communities, Pope Francis said. Like the Pharisees who spoke to Jesus with soothing words of adulation, Christians who engage in hypocrisy speak gently yet “brutally judge a person,” the pope said June 6 at his […]

Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

Vatican Radio’s English shortwave (SW) broadcast for Asia has come to an end, with its last transmission going out Friday evening, after nearly 60 years of service. However this does not mean it has disappeared altogether. What ultimately closed on March 24 as Vatican Radio’s English Service for Asia, is however very much alive online […]

Taiwanese President stands firmly with Vatican

Taiwanese President stands firmly with Vatican

Taiwan : President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan responded to Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace message saying that her country will stand firmly with the Vatican’s commitment to issues such as nuclear weapons abolition and finding solutions to environmental destruction. As per tradition, Taiwan’s president responded to the pope’s New Year message which was this […]

Abortion to ‘save looks’ is an insult to God

Abortion to ‘save looks’ is an insult to God

Vatican City: Beauty at any cost, Beauty as a symbol of Pride : such ‘beauty worshippers’ are the modern day idolaters, says the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Pope Francis today (Jan 11) took aim at the modern world’s obsessions with power, success and beauty, citing the example of a woman who had an abortion to […]

Why Christians should join Pope Francis in his war on Christmas

Why Christians should join Pope Francis in his war on Christmas

US President elect Donald Trump thinks he’s ‘won the war against Christmas’, but Journalist Christopher hale has something more to say: Unfortunately for O’Reilly and Trump, there’s still one person they must defeat in this self-perpetuating war on Christmas. It’s Pope Francis, the 80-year-old leader of 1.2 billion Catholics across the globe. “Christmas is a […]

Pope names first Bangladeshi ‘Anglo-Indian’ cardinal

Pope names first Bangladeshi ‘Anglo-Indian’ cardinal

This week, Pope Francis has named 17 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church from around the world, many of whom will help choose his successor. The new cardinals come from five continents, and include the Vatican’s envoy to Syria. Though some observers expected to see a new cardinal from India, the Pope chose to […]

Why Cardinals see red over Golden Arches at Vatican

A MacDonald’s opening at the Vatican and the red caps are certainly NOT lovin’ it! Opponents of what would be the first McDonald’s restaurant to open in a Vatican building within sight of St Peter’s Square has been boosted by a group of cardinals living above the proposed site. While local residents have been aghast […]

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Pray for Us!

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Pray for Us!

 “For the honour of the Blessed Trinity, the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian life, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and our own, after due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many […]