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Pope At Santa Marta: The Courage To Admit We Are Sinners

September 19, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope At Santa Marta: The Courage To Admit We Are Sinners
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(Vatican Radio) Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ’s caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta. The day’s liturgy presents the Gospel of the sinful woman who washes Jesus’ feet with her tears and anoints them with perfume drying them with her hair. Jesus is invited to the house of a Pharisee, “a person of a certain level of culture” – the Pope said – who “wanted to listen to Jesus”, hear his doctrine, find out more. In his own mind, he judges both Jesus and the sinful woman, thinking if Jesus “truly were a prophet he would know want kind of woman is touching him”. The…Continue Reading

Pope’s General Audience: The Church Was Born Catholic and Apostolic

September 18, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope’s General Audience: The Church Was Born Catholic and Apostolic
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“To be part of the Apostolic Church means to be aware that our faith is anchored in the proclamation and witness of Jesus’ Apostles themselves and, therefore, always to feel sent.” Vatican City, September 17, 2014 (Zenit.org) Here below is the full text of Pope Francis’ weekly general audience catechesis, delivered in St. Peter’s Square, September 17th.  Dear Brothers and Sisters, When we profess our faith, we affirm that the Church is “Catholic” and “Apostolic.” But what, effectively, is the meaning of these two words, these well known characteristic of the Church? And what value do they have for the Christian community and for each one of us? 1.         Catholic means universal. A complete and clear definition is given us…Continue Reading

Pope Tells Catholics To Go Forth With The Gospel Message

September 17, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope Tells Catholics To Go Forth With The Gospel Message

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis encouraged Catholics go forth and bring the Gospel message to the world and to their communities. Speaking on Wednesday during his General the Pope spoke of the universal and apostolic nature of the Catholic Church. He explained that the word catholic means that she is universal, something that she shows by speaking all languages, which – he said – is the effect of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit gave to the Apostles and the whole Church the gift of proclaiming the Good News of God’s salvation and love to all, even to the ends of the earth. And, speaking off-the-cuff to those present in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said we should all carry with us…Continue Reading

Pope And Santa Marta: Closeness And Compassion

September 16, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope And Santa Marta: Closeness And Compassion
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(Vatican Radio) Beautiful homilies are useless if you are not close to the people, if you do not suffer with the people and do not give hope, they are vanity: This was Pope Francis’ reflection Tuesday morning during Mass in Santa Marta, the day on which the Church remembers the Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, bishop martyrs. The Gospel of the day speaks of Jesus approaching a funeral procession: a widow of Nain lost her only son. The Pope said that not only does the Lord perform the miracle of bringing her son back to life, he does something more, he is close to her. “God – the people say – visited his people.” When God visits “there is something…Continue Reading

Pope At Santa Marta: Learning From Our Lady Of Sorrows

September 15, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope At Santa Marta: Learning From Our Lady Of Sorrows
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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis marked the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows during Monday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, with a reflection on how Mary learned, obeyed and suffered at the foot of the Cross. The Holy Father said that in the liturgy of the day first we are shown the glorious Cross, then the meek ​​and humble Mother. In the Letter to the Hebrews, “Paul emphasizes three strong words”: he says that Jesus “learned, obeyed and suffered”. “It’s the opposite of what had happened to our father Adam, who did not want to learn what the Lord commanded, who did not want to suffer, or obey.” Instead, even though Jesus is God, He “is annihilated, He humbled Himself…Continue Reading

Pope Francis: Homily for Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Sunday with Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s basilica during which he presided over the Sacrament of Marriage of twenty couples. Below please find the official text of the Holy Father’s homily: Today’s first reading speaks to us of the people’s journey through the desert. We can imagine them as they walked, led by Moses; they were families: fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, grandparents, men and women of all ages, accompanied by many children and those elderly who struggled to make the journey. This people reminds us of the Church as she makes her way across the desert of the contemporary world, the People of God composed,…Continue Reading

Pope Francis: War Is “Madness” Which Brings Destruction

September 13, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis: War Is “Madness” Which Brings Destruction
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(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Saturday morning celebrated Mass at the Italian Military Memorial of Redipuglia.  The visit to the area, which was the scene of fighting between Italy and the forces of the Central Powers during World War I, was to mark the centenary of the beginning of the war.  The Mass was said for the fallen and victims of all wars. Here lie many victims.  Today, we remember them,” said Pope Francis, during his homily. “There are tears, there is sadness.  From this place we remember all the victims of every war.” During his remarks, Pope Francis called war “madness” and  “irrational”, and  said its only plan was to bring destruction. “Greed, intolerance, the lust for power…. These…Continue Reading

Pope At Santa Marta: Do Not Take Pleasure In Others’ Mistakes

September 12, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope At Santa Marta: Do Not Take Pleasure In Others’ Mistakes
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2014-09-12 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) True fraternal reprimand is painful because it is done with love, in truth and humility. Moreover it is unchristian to take pleasure when reprimanding someone.  This was the focus of Pope Francis homily Friday during Mass in Santa Marta, on the day when the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Holy Name of Mary. The Pope was reflecting on the Gospel passage where Jesus warns against noticing the splinter in our brother’s eye but failing to see the wooden beam in our own. This inspired him to return to the subject of fraternal reprimand. First, he said, the erring brother should be reprimanded with charity. “You cannot reprimand a person without love and charity.…Continue Reading

Life, Marriage and Family Must Be Affirmed at UN General Assembly Session

September 11, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Life, Marriage and Family Must Be Affirmed at UN General Assembly Session

Abortion and Homosexuality Often Promoted Once World Leaders Leave, Warns Elyssa Koren New York, September 11, 2014 (Zenit.org) Elyssa Koren Every year like clockwork, as New York City experiences the first signs of fall with cooler nights and changing leaves, organized chaos descends upon the city during the month of September. This year, September 16 marks the start of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. This is the biggest U.N. event of the year, which brings with it presidents and prime ministers, along with their ministers, aids, and members of the press. Thousands of civil society representatives come to the United Nations to observe and influence the discourse. The United Nations is a battleground for the prevailing issues of…Continue Reading

Pope At Audience: Mercy, A Gospel Essential For A Better World

September 10, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope At Audience: Mercy, A Gospel Essential For A Better World
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(Vatican Radio) Mother Church teaches us works mercy are essential for our salvation, said Pope Francis at his general audience on Wednesday , but “it is not enough to do good to those who do good to us. To change the world for the better we must do good to those who are unable to reciprocate, as the Father did with us, in giving us Jesus”. Speaking to the thousands of pilgrims who crowded St Peter’s Square for the appointment, the Pope said the Church does not teach us about mercy through theoretic lectures but through the actions of the saints who have visited those in prison, of mothers who teach their children to share what they have with those…Continue Reading