Below is a full transcript of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment. Laudato si’ (Medieval Central Italian for “Praise Be to You”) is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle On care for our common home. In it, the pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people
Pope Francis’ Lenten Message for 2015, which reflects on the theme: “Make your hearts firm” (James 5:8).
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has
(11 FEBRUARY 2015) Sapientia Cordis “I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame” (Job 29:15) Dear Brothers and Sisters, On this, the twenty-third World Day of the Sick, begun by Saint John Paul II, I turn to all of you who are burdened by illness and
XIV ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY THE VOCATION AND MISSION OF THE FAMILY IN THE CHURCH AND CONTEMPORARY WORLD LINEAMENTA Vatican City 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Relatio Synodi of the III Extraordinary General Assembly Introduction Part I Listening: The Context and the Challenges of the Family The Socio-Cultural Context The Importance
On 12th May Bishop Toal received a letter from Cardinal Quellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, in which he passed on the Apostolic Blessing of the Holy Father to all the priests, religious and laity of the Diocese of Motherwell. Bishop Toal asked that this be communicated to all