After Mass on Sunday, March 31, 2024, Pope Francis gave his customary Urbi et Orbi Message (“to the City and the World”) for Easter from the Central Loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica. Read the full text of his message below. Join our celebration of the Risen Lord with videos, reflections, and more, at Urbi et more
The women go to the tomb at daybreak, yet they still feel the darkness of night. They continue to walk, yet their hearts remain at the foot of the cross. more
Good Friday 2024: Homily from St. Peter’s Basilica
Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap
March 29, 2024
“When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM” (John 8:28). This is the word that Jesus pronounced at the end of a heated dispute with his opponents. more
“The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him” (Luke 4:20). This passage of the Gospel is striking. It always makes us imagine that moment of silence when every eye was on Jesus, in a mixture of wonder and hesitance. more
Last Sunday we listened to the account of the Passion of the Lord. Jesus responds to the sufferings He endures with a virtue that, although it is not considered among the traditional ones, is so important: patience. more
March 21 marks the start of spring and Mother's Day in many countries. It evokes nostalgic memories for me, as it does for many others who celebrate their mothers on this day. more
How To Stay Awake During The Gospel Readings
Joseph McCullough
March 21, 2024
As most longtime Catholics know, it’s easy to hear the Gospels repeatedly preached on Sundays, but not to understand, remember, or (consequently) truly value any of what you’d just heard. more
We are devoting today’s catechesis to the virtue of prudence. Along with justice, fortitude, and temperance, it is one of the so-called cardinal virtues, more
On January 25, at the annual ecumenical service in Rome that marks the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis spontaneously invited Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to offer remarks after Francis’ own homily. more
In our catechetical journey, after concluding the overview of vices, we look at the opposition of evil: virtue. more