Christian hope is born on Easter morning

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Our faith was born with the Risen Jesus on Easter morning. That was Pope Francis message at his General Audience on Wednesday as he continued his catechesis on the meaning of our Christian hope. Reflecting on the words of St Paul to the early Christian community in Corinth, the Pope said Jesus himself is our […]

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Letter #8, 2017: The New York Times and Steve Bannon

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February 7, 2017, Tuesday — The New York Times and Steve Bannon “Vatican Traditionalists See Hero in Trump Aide.” —Headline of a New York Times front-page article today (link) which argues that “Vatican Traditionalists” see US President Donald Trump’s top aide and “strategic advisor,” the Irish American Catholic and former Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon, […]

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Christians live God’s love with joy, astonishment

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No Christian can exist without joy: that’s what Pope Francis said in his Homily at Mass Monday morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta guesthouse.  The Pope stressed that even through life’s difficulties, the Christian knows he can trust in Jesus and find hope.  The Pope also reminded the faithful they should not allow […]

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May our hearts be open to gift of the Spirit

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Pope Francis focused on the Feast of Pentecost during his remarks before the Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday. The day’s liturgy, Pope Francis said, “invites us to open our minds and our hearts to the gift of the Holy Spirit . . . the first and principle gift that He has obtained with His Resurrection […]

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God Gives Joy Nobody Can Take Away

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Christians Don’t ‘Anesthetize’ Pain But Live Through It Christians do not “anesthetize” or numb pain, but live through it aware that God gives us a joy that nobody can take away. According to Vatican Radio, this was at the heart of Pope Francis’ homily this morning during his Mass at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy […]

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The Lord Doesn’t Weigh 99-1 Ratio of Sheep. He Seeks

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Reminds Faithful in St. Peter’s Square That Christians Cannot Be Closed In on Themselves If I still have 99 of my sheep, but one has wandered off, what does it matter? Well, to the Good Shepherd, it matters a lot. Pope Francis explained this during his weekly General Audience this morning in St. Peter’s Square, […]

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Three dimensional Christians

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A Christian is a person of hope, who knows and witnesses that Jesus lives, that he is among us, that he prays to the Father for each of us and that he will come again. This is how Pope Francis summed up the relationship between every Christian and the Risen Jesus, during Mass at Santa […]

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Christians Who Have Hardened Hearts Are Orphans

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What Is Required of Us to Be Part of His Flock Pope Francis says a Christian who doesn’t allow himself to be led by the Father is an orphan. The Holy Father stressed this during his daily morning Mass this morning at Casa Santa Marta, reported Vatican Radio. The Pope drew inspiration from today’s biblical […]

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On the Joy of Meeting the Lord

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THE HOLY FATHER’S CATECHESIS Dear Brothers and Sisters, Day after day, we enter the heart of the Holy Year of Mercy. While we cross the Holy Door, the Lord guides our steps with His grace, and He comes to meet us, to remain always with us, notwithstanding our faults and contradictions. Let us never tire […]

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On the Lukewarmness of Christians: “Not accepting the gift of God with His way, that is the sin; that is the venom; that poisons our soul”

How many people say they are Christians but don’t accept “the way” that God wants to save us? They are the ones Pope Francis defined as “Christians, yes, but…”, incapable of understanding that salvation passes through the cross. And Jesus on the Cross — the Pontiff explained in his homily during Mass at Santa Marta […]

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