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Pope at Angelus: Have faith and never tire seeking the Lord

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) June 20, 2021 Reflecting on Sunday's Gospel passage about the storm calmed by Jesus, Pope Francis likens the waves and wind to the trials of our daily lives and encourages us to "ask for the grace of a faith that never tires of seeking the Lord." He assures us the Lord [...]

Letter #36, 2021, Sunday, June 20: Schneider

    Above, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, 60, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana in Khazakhstan in central Asia, formerly one of the republics making up the Soviet Union. (link to his own website).     Schneider is one of the more tradition-minded members of the Church's episcopate, known for championing the pre-Vatican II liturgical traditions and practices of the Church. (link [...]

Letter #35, 2021, Friday, June 18: Max Germain

    The late Max Germain is holding a lit candle for the arrival of the newest member of the Germain family, who is in this photo being held by Max's younger brother, Christopher. Max, an altar boy at Sts. Joachim and Anna Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Front Royal, Virginia (link), since the founding of the [...]

Pope at Audience: On the Cross, Jesus prayed for each of us

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) June 16, 2021 At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis concludes a long series of catechetical lessons on “prayer,” focusing on the priestly prayer of Jesus. By Christopher Wells As he concluded his catechetical cycle on prayer – which began over a year ago, in May 2020 – Pope Francis [...]

Cardinal Marx: ‘I am moved by the Pope’s words, I accept his decision’

(CNS photo/Julia Steinbrecht, KNA) June 11, 2021 The Cardinal Archbishop of Munich and Freising responds to Pope Francis’ invitation to continue in his post "in obedience". Commenting on the letter with which the Pope rejected his resignation and urged him to continue in his service as Archbishop, the Cardinal says “it is time for [...]

Pope at Angelus: Discover the presence of God in our lives

  (CNS photo/Vatican Media) June 13, 2021 At his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis reminds us to have attentive eyes in order to see how God’s hidden presence is always there and at work in our lives and history. By Vatican News staff writer Speaking to pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the Sunday [...]

Pope Francis Declines Cardinal Marx’s Resignation

Noting Cardinal Marx’s reference to the crisis of the Church in Germany, Pope Francis said that “the whole Church is in crisis because of the abuse issue” and the only fruitful path is “to assume the crisis, personally and communally.” Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany (CNS photo/Cristian Gennari, KNA) CNA [...]

Pope Francis names new prefect of Vatican Congregation for Clergy

Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy./ Bohumil Petrik/CNA From Catholic News Agency By CNA Staff  Vatican City, Jun 11, 2021 / 06:57 am Pope Francis Friday named Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik as the new prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy. The 69-year-old bishop is the first Korean to lead [...]

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