Why I chose ‘Francis’

As you know, there are various reasons why I chose the name of Francis of Assisi, a familiar figure far beyond the borders of...

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...

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...

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...
kids bulletin

The Kids’ Bulletin: A fun way for Catholic kids to learn about the...

 Yes, the title and subtitle above taken from the Kids’ Bulletin website best describes a liturgy project that is being well received by parents,...

“This is MY Body—But I Don’t Want It!”

From the CCBR blog.Fellow feminists,In case you haven't noticed, women (or "womyn," if you prefer) are immensely powerful. And I'm not just talking "Lady...

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...

Habemus Papam

Dear Brother Cardinals,The period of the conclave has been a momentous time not only for the College of Cardinals, but also for all 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...

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...