On the service of charity

“The Church’s deepest nature is expressed in her threefold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God, celebrating the sacraments and exercising the ministry of...

The Day of Confraternities and Popular Piety

In the Gospel we heard a passage from the farewell discourses of Jesus, as related by the evangelist John in the context of the...

Veni ad salvandum nos!

He was sent by God the Father to save us above all from the evil deeply rooted in man and in history: the evil...

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dear Brothers and Sisters!At the end of its Constitution on the Church, the Second Vatican Council left us a very beautiful meditation on Mary...

Education in the New Evangelization

The Year of Faith has encouraged a broad acceptance of new types of evangelization. These include the utilization of various new media and technologies...

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Dear Brothers and Sisters,You are gathered in Rome for the Order’s World Consultation which takes place every five years to reflect on the situation...

Our Lady’s Psalter

Our Lady's Psalter: The Rosary of the Mystery of Christ Translated by Fr. Marco Testa ISBN 978-0-9880692-0-6 Cost: $10. Proceeds benefit the pro-life movement.Father Marco Testa, a...

The Church embraces all humanity

I would like to reflect in particular on the meaning of the word “catholic,” a word which indicates an essential feature of the Church...

The oil of consolation and the wine of hope

On 11 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the papacy. The full text is reprinted here.Dear Brothers,I have convoked you to...

Gratias Pater

Venerable and Dear Brothers,I welcome you with great joy and I offer each one of you my most cordial greeting. I thank Cardinal Angelo...