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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Letter #3, 2017: Trump? Francis Waits

January 22, 2017, Sunday — On Trump, Francis Waits On the dangers — and need for — populist movements Pope Francis has granted another long interview, this time to two Spanish journalists writing for the daily El Pais of Madrid, Spain. The interview was conducted on Friday, January 20, in the Domus Santa Marta, where […]

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Pope Makes Appeals to Help Ukraine, Ecuador During General Audience

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Speaking on Ukraine’s Suffering Population, Reminds Faithful of Initiative This Weekend for Church in Europe to Help Humanitarian Crisis During his weekly General Audience this morning in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis repeated his appeals to help the suffering nations of Ukraine and Ecuador. At the conclusion of the audience, Francis lamented, “Ukraine’s population has […]

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On the Good Shepherd: “Jesus sees, Jesus has compassion, and Jesus teaches us”

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Dear brothers and sisters, I see that you are very brave with this heat in the Square. Good for you! Today’s Gospel tells us that the Apostles, after their experience of the mission, are happy but also tired. And Jesus, full of understanding, wants to give them a bit of comfort; he then takes them […]

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Violence in Latin America and the Role of the Church

Guzman Carriquiry Lecour.

Violence has become epidemic in many parts of Latin America. What can be done to stem the bitter tide? The horror and indignation provoked by the disappearance last fall of 43 young students in Mexico — brutally assassinated, according to the declarations of three members of a group of drug traffickers — brings to the […]

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People – November 2013

Father Gustavo Gutierrez is pictured in 2007 on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. (CNS photo)

MEETING On September 11 Pope Francis met, in a private audience, Dominican Father GUSTAVO GUTIÉRREZ, one of the founders of liberation theology and author of a book entitled Liberation Theology (1971), regarded as the manifesto of that current of thought within the Catholic Church. Liberation theology developed in the 1960s and 1970s in response to […]

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Liberation Theology Interview with Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the most important Dicastery of the Roman Curia, has had a new prefect since July 2, 2012: for the second time in the recent history of the Catholic Church a German theologian, Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the former bishop of Regensburg, a personal friend of Benedict XVI, has […]

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Liberation Theology Interview with Professor Rocco Buttiglione

In 1983, Blessed Pope John Paul II made a pastoral visit to Nicaragua. In the photo the Pope presides over a Mass in Managua, Nicaragua. Behind the pontiff is a banner with César Augusto Sandino, national hero in Nicaragua.

John Paul II has gone down in history as the pope who disciplined the liberation theologians of Latin America. You played a key role in this event. Could you please tell us more about it? Professor Rocco Buttiglione: We have to start from the very first days of John Paul II’s pontificate. Before going to […]

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