Clericalism distances the people from the Church

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“The spirit of clericalism is an evil that is present in the Church today,” Pope Francis said, “and the victim of this spirit is the people, who feel discarded and abused.” That was the Pope’s message in the homily at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. Among those taking part in the Mass […]

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Judas and the lost sheep

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The “happy announcement of Christmas” is not only that “the Lord comes with his power”, but that power is in “his caresses”, his “tenderness”. It is a tenderness which, like the good shepherd with his sheep, is shown to each one of us: God never forgets any of us, not even if we are tragically […]

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Letter #62, 2016: On the Knife’s Edge

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October 3, 2016, Monday — The Pope Walks on the Knife’s Edge “Today there is a world war to destroy marriage.” —Pope Francis on Saturday, October 1, in Georgia, two days ago, in a meeting with priests, men and women religious, seminarians and pastoral workers at the Church of the Assumption “There are ideological colonizations […]

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Regina Caeli: On the Ascension

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God is true man and his human body is in heaven, and this is our hope Dear brothers and sisters, good morning. Today in Italy and in other parts of the world, there is the celebration of the Ascension of Jesus to heaven, which occurred 40 days after Easter. We contemplate the mystery of Jesus […]

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Behind Judas

-S.S. Francesco - Castelnuovo di Porto - Centro di accoglienza per i richiedenti asilo : Santa Messa in Coena  Domini   24-03-2016


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Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening, 24 March, at a reception centre for people seeking asylum [the Centro di Accoglienza per Richiedenti Asilo, or CARA] in Castelnuovo di Porto. Located just a short distance from Rome, the centre provides temporary lodging and services for nearly 900 asylum seekers […]

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