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Pope Francis at Mass: Good News Brings Joy, Renewal

September 7, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis at Mass: Good News Brings Joy, Renewal
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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican on Friday morning. In remarks to the gathered faithful following the readings of the day, the Holy Father reflected on the “newness” of the Gospel – as Good News, and as a bringer of New Things – that frees the person who believes it from slavery to automatic legalism, and opens the heart to the new commandment: love. The Gospel reading for Friday told the story of the Scribes, who badgered Jesus about the behavior of His disciples, by pointing out that they did not – as the disciples of John the Baptist regularly did – fast and offer prayers. The Lord would…Continue Reading

Pope Urges Dialogue Of Life To Counter Anti-Christian Violence In Africa

September 6, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope Urges Dialogue Of Life To Counter Anti-Christian Violence In Africa
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(Vatican Radio)  There is an urgent need to promote a dialogue of life with Muslims to discourage violence against Christians on the African continent, said Pope Francis Saturday in his address to the Bishops of Cameroon at the conclusion of their Ad Limina pilgrimage to the Holy See. Cameroon lies in west central Africa and is home to an estimated  4.25 million Catholics, or  26% of the population, spread throughout 24 Dioceses. It shares a border with Nigeria to the West and Chad and the Central African Republic to the east – a region that is experiencing increasing insecurity because of the Boko Haram Islamist threat. (Vatican Radio)  There is an urgent need to promote a dialogue of life with…Continue Reading

Pope: Recognize Your Sins And Be Transformed By Christ

September 5, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope: Recognize Your Sins And Be Transformed By Christ
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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday reflected on the transforming grace of God’s Word and invited Christians to recognize their sins and let themselves be transformed by their encounter with Christ. The Pope was addressing the faithful gathered for morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. During his homily, Pope Francis reflected on the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians which reads: “If anyone among you considers himself wise in this age, let him become a fool, so as to become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God”. Paul – he said – is telling us that it is the power of God’s Word that brings about a true change of heart,…Continue Reading

Pope Francis Issues Appeal to Save Italian Steelworkers’ Jobs

September 4, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis Issues Appeal to Save Italian Steelworkers’ Jobs

Vatican City, September 04, 2014 (Zenit.org) Staff Reporter Pope Francis on Wednesday made an appeal for hundreds of steelworkers who risk losing their jobs at ThyssenKrupp’s Acciai Speciali Terni (AST) stainless steel plant in Terni. In comments directed towards the Italian faithful after his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father warned the German company that “you don’t play with employment”. ThyssenKrupp wants to cut 550 jobs at the plant in the central Umbria region as part of a restructuring programme. Last month, it accepted a government appeal to put the plan on hold so talks could take place after industrial action. “I express my deep concern for the grave situation that many families are experiencing in Terni because of the…Continue Reading

Pope Francis: The Church Is Our Mother, We Are Not Orphans

September 3, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis: The Church Is Our Mother, We Are Not Orphans
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(Vatican Radio)  Tens of thousands gathered on a bright sunny day in St. Peter’s square for the weekly General Audience to hear Pope Francis reflect on the maternal nature of the Church.  He called her “a mother” who gives us “life in Christ,” and reminded the faithful she will never leave them “orphaned.” Pope Francis was continuing his series of reflections on how one does not become Christian autonomously, by oneself.  We are created and grow in the faith, he said, in this “great body which is the Church.” Below, please find the official English summary of the Pope’s remarks: Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our catecheses, we have often noted that we do not become a Christian on our…Continue Reading

Pope At Santa Marta: The Authority Of Christian Identity

September 2, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope At Santa Marta: The Authority Of Christian Identity
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(Vatican Radio) A Christian’s authority comes from the Holy Spirit, not from human wisdom or degrees in theology, said Pope Francis at morning Mass Tuesday, as he explained that Christian identity is having the Spirit of Christ, not the “spirit of the world”. The people were astonished at Christ’s teaching because he spoke with authority. Inspired by the passage from the Gospel Pope dwelt on the nature of Our Lord’s authority and, as a consequence that of the Christian. He said that Jesus was “not a common preacher,” because his “authority” comes from the ‘”special anointing of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus, he said, is “the Son of God, anointed and sent” to “bring salvation, to bring freedom.” And some, he…Continue Reading

Pope at Santa Marta: Find The Living Jesus In The Gospel

September 1, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Pope at Santa Marta: Find The Living Jesus In The Gospel
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(Vatican Radio) We need to proclaim the Gospel with humility not with ‘wise words’ because Jesus Himself is the power of the Word of God, and only those who have an open heart can receive Him said Pope Francis Monday morning, as he resumed his daily mass at Santa Marta after the summer break. Commenting on the readings of the day, the Pope explained what the Word of God is and how we should receive it. St. Paul reminds the Corinthians that does not proclaim the Gospel based on persuasive words of wisdom. “Paul says, ‘I did not come here to convince you with arguments, with words, or making a good impression… No. I chose another way, a different style.…Continue Reading

Slaughter of the Innocents . . . Sex-Selective Abortions in India

August 31, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Slaughter of the Innocents . . . Sex-Selective Abortions in India

Rome, August 31, 2014 (Zenit.org) Father John Flynn, LC The ratio of female to male infants continues to decline in India and a recent report by the United Nations warned that urgent action is needed to reverse the trend. The report, “‘Sex Ratios and Gender Biased Sex Selection: History, Debates and Future Directions,” was published by the organization UN Women. The ratio has gone from 976 girls to 1000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001, and to 918 girls in 2011. Estimates of how many deaths attributable to sex selective abortion and neglect of newborn girls vary widely, the report explained. One estimate for the period of 1981-2005 is ten million. More recent data, from the 2011 census, shows that in…Continue Reading

The Closeness Of The Pastor – Pope Francis Receives The Parish Priest From Gaza

August 30, 2014 breaking Comments Off on The Closeness Of The Pastor – Pope Francis Receives The Parish Priest From Gaza
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2014-08-29 L’Osservatore Romano They are a minority, but like all the other people of Gaza they have suffered because of the conflict. They have been sustained by the certainty of being part of the universal Church and of feeling the solicitude and care of the Pope and the solidarity and prayers of Christians throughout the world. Fr Jorge Hernández Zanni of the Institute of the Incarnate Word spoke about them in this interview with our newspaper. What are your first impressions after your meeting with the Pope? The meeting with Francis was a grace. I would never expected it. During the days of war in Gaza, the Pontiff emailed a message to the parish. I immediately informed all the faithful…Continue Reading

Card Vegliò: Action Is Needed To Defend Minorities In Iraq

August 29, 2014 breaking Comments Off on Card Vegliò: Action Is Needed To Defend Minorities In Iraq
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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday met with Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, to discuss the plight of those fleeing the Islamist violence in Iraq. The so-called Islamic State controls large areas of both Syria and Iraq, and has been conducting a campaign of terror, especially against religious minorities, including Christians. Cardinal Vegliò told Vatican Radio the Pope said the Church must be in the forefront  in efforts to  defend the weak. “The Church must help those most in need, because their rights are being trampled upon,” he told Vatican Radio.  “The Church is for the poor and the voiceless.  We must be present and never tire of saying…Continue Reading