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This young postulant says 'don't be afraid' of God's calling

Catholic News Agency - General - 23 min 20 sec ago
Krakow, Poland, Jul 30, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Many things happen during World Youth Day. Young people from all over the world travel to meet the Pope, they meet peers...

‘Go out,’ keep writing Gospel of mercy, pope tells clergy, religious

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 51 min 19 sec ago
Catholic priests and nuns must renounce their personal interests and create a church that "goes into the world" with "living writers of the Gospel," Pope Francis said.

Leave your mark on history, Pope urges young pilgrims

Catholic Herald - 1 hour 24 min ago
Pope Francis has told young people they are not called to be couch potatoes, living boring lives, but should leave their mark in history and not let others determine their future...

Pope Francis: Cruelty did not end at Auschwitz; it continues today

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 2 hours 1 min ago
Humankind's cruelty did not end with the Holocaust, but rages on in the suffering of those living through war, homelessness and persecution, Pope Francis said.

Full text: Pope Francis’s address at World Youth Day Prayer Vigil

Catholic Herald - 2 hours 11 min ago
Dear young people, good evening! It is good to be here with you at this Prayer Vigil! At the end of his powerful and moving witness, Rand asked something of us. He said: “I...

PODCAzT 150: Leo XIII on Right Christian Conduct and the “bent of our age”

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 hours 12 min ago
For this 15oth PODCAzT I offer Pope Leo XIII’s 1888 Encyclical Exuente iam anno, On Right Christian Conduct. Despite the claims of many, began neither with the Second Vatican...

World Youth Day volunteers quiz pope, get advice during special luncheon

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 2 hours 17 min ago
Pope Francis has a "stomach of iron" and considers the German Richard Wagner his favorite composer, said young Catholics who lunched privately with him July 30 during World Youth...

Pope Francis: “We didn’t come into this world to take it easy, but to leave a mark!”

Aleteia - 2 hours 31 min ago
Following the public testimonies of three witnesses delivered to the Pope and all attending World Youth Day, Pope Francis made this address to the pilgrims: It is good to be here...

Forgiving the Worst Offenses Ever Done to Me

Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer - 2 hours 33 min ago
It's quite interesting that during World Youth Day -- the theme this year is mercy ("Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" Mt 5:7) -- I've had to face the two...

Prayer of St. Ignatius Loyola: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, July 31, 2016

Catholic Online - Featured News - 2 hours 35 min ago
Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve You as You deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, July 31, 2016

Catholic Online - Featured News - 2 hours 35 min ago
Reading 1: Ecclesiastes 1:2, Reading 1: Ecclesiastes 2:21-23, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 95:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 95:6-9, Gospel: Luke ...

St. Ignatius Loyola: Saint of the Day for Sunday, July 31, 2016

Catholic Online - Featured News - 2 hours 35 min ago
Born Inigo Lopez de Loyola in 1491, the man known as Ignatius of Loyola entered the world in Loiola, Spain. At the time, the name of the village was ...

WATCH: Divine Mercy is stronger than evil

Aleteia - 2 hours 35 min ago
“Evil [such as we see throughout the world] has the potential to bring out the best in us, or the worst in us.” A very good time to ask ourselves, each individually, “what is the...

Pope Francis visits Jesuit House in Krakow - 3 hours 15 min ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis paid a previously unannounced visit to the Jesuit House in Krakow on Saturday and urged them to look outwards and not just be concerned with abstract...

Pope Francis: A prayer for peace and protection from violence and terrorism

Aleteia - 3 hours 29 min ago
This afternoon at 6:00 p.m., en route to Campus Misericordiae for the World Youth Day Prayer Vigil, Pope Francis made a brief visit to the Church of St. Francis directly opposite...

3 Witnesses testify before Pope Francis and the world, of Christ’s mercy

Aleteia - 3 hours 41 min ago
[At the World Youth Day Vigil, prior to his address to the pilgrims, Pope Francis and the gathering heard the witness of three participants who gave personal testimonies to the...

Pope Francis venerates relics of martyrs in Franciscan church - 3 hours 50 min ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis visited the Church of St. Francis in Krakow on Saturday to venerate the relics housed there of two Polish Franciscan martyrs, Zbigniew Strzalkowski...

A Reasonable Argument for the American Solidarity Party

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 hours 54 min ago
…over at First Things.  I’ll have to check these guys out.

Pope Francis tells scores of young people to avoid 'sofa happiness'

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 hours 55 min ago
Krakow, Poland, Jul 30, 2016 / 12:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis challenged massive crowds of young people at World Youth Day's final vigil to step away from the “sofa” of...

WATCH: Pope Francis crosses the threshold of the Holy Door, “Gates of Mercy”, with young people

Aleteia - 4 hours 24 min ago
An in the Year of Mercy why do Holy Doors matter? Pope Francis says, “On that day, the Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the...
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