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Pope to Rome's faithful: Synodality expresses the nature of the Church

In a discourse to the faithful of the Diocese of Rome, Pope Francis describes the Synodal process due to begin in October and the importance of the diocese as the Church works together to feel part of “one great people”.

US Bishops welcome inclusion of legalization of undocumented immigrants in budget reconciliation bill

The chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Migration, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, expresses the US bishops' support for language to be included in the forthcoming budget reconciliation bill that, if enacted, would provide legalization with a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Irish Churches to mark Partition of Ireland

Irish Church leaders to mark the Partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland with a Service of Reflection and Hope.

5 Gifts of Being Catholic That I Increasingly Love 

When my family and I came into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2019, we were no strangers to the overall contours of the Catholic thing. We had been High Church Anglicans, and our main obstacle was papal authority. By God’s grace, we were finally set free to live in obedience to Christ by acknowledging “the sacred primacy of the Pope and his infallible Magisterium” (Lumen Gentium, 18). But the big doctrinal issues are one thing, and everyday living as Catholics is sometimes quite another. There are so many gifts in the Catholic Church that my family and I did not fully appreciate before we climbed aboard the barque of St. Peter. As we enjoy them now, our lives are so much richer than we could have ever imagined when we stood on the edge of the Tiber, contemplating…

Pope receives Irish president in audience

Pope Francis met Friday morning with Irish President Michael Higgins

Pope: Catechists are evangelizers who transmit the Eucharist they live

Pope Francis on Friday met representatives of the European bishops’ conferences who are responsible for catechesis. They were in Rome for a Vatican meeting.

Pope to sick and elderly priests: You are bearers of dreams charged with memory

Pope Francis writes to elderly and sick priests in the Italian region of Lombardy, reminding them of their role as bearers of dreams for younger generations, and encouraging them to live old age and illness as a privilege.

Holy See: Access to safe drinking water basic human right

Chargé d'Affairs of the Vatican's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva says access to safe drinking water is a basic human right.

Kenya: Catholic Bishops in a pastoral letter urge reconciliation and political tolerance.

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops have issued a pastoral letter that addresses various pertinent matters affecting the nation.

UN fears world likely to miss Paris climate targets

The United Nations has released a report providing scientific proof that climate change is moving faster than predicted.