Our Lady at the heart of 2017 WYD message

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“The Mighty One has done great things for me” Pope Francis in his message for diocesan World Youth Day, which takes place on Palm Sunday, tells young people the Church and society needs their courage, dreams and ideals”. This year’s message has a Marian theme “The Mighty One has done great things for me”, taken […]

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Look in the mirror

-S.S. Francesco - Messa  Domus Sanctae Marthae 20-06-2016


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Jesus proposes clear rules to help us avoid falling into hypocrisy: to not judge others so that we, in turn, will not be judged by the same measure; and when the temptation arises to do so, it is best to first look in the mirror, not to hide behind makeup, but to clearly see how […]

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A double life

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St John’s advice to the “adolescent Church” of the first century applies perfectly to us today. Francis thus proposed the content of the Apostle’s First Letter: that we not have a double life and not give in to lies, aware that even as sinners we have a Father who forgives us. This is the reflection […]

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On God Being Greater Than Our Sins

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‘God is greater than our sin. Let us not forget this: God is greater than our sin! … Let’s repeat this together…’ THE HOLY FATHER’S CATECHESIS Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today we finish the catecheses on mercy in the Old Testament, and we do so meditating on Psalm 51, known as the Miserere. […]

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Pope’s Angelus Address in Ecatepec, Mexico

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‘I invite you once again today to be on the front line, to be first in all the initiatives which help make this blessed land of Mexico a land of opportunities, where there will be no need to emigrate … be exploited … despair …’   My Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the first reading […]

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Pope’s Homily at Mass in Ecatepec, Mexico

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‘We have chosen Jesus, not the evil one; we want to follow in his footsteps, even though we know that this is not easy.’   Last Wednesday we began the liturgical season of Lent, during which the Church invites us to prepare ourselves to celebrate the great feast of Easter. This is a special time […]

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