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Pope at Audience: Freedom is born in God’s love, grows in charity

The Pope arrives for the Audience October 20, 2021 At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, emphasising that Christian freedom is expressed in serving others. By Christopher Wells Recalling that, through Christ, “we have passed from slavery of fear and sin to the freedom [...]

May the Holy Spirit renew the grace of Baptism in us

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) October 17, 2021 Addressing pilgrims gathered for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis invites us to ask the Holy Spirit to renew the grace of Baptism in us, the immersion in Jesus, in his way of being, in service. Vatican News staff writer Focusing his reflections on today’s Gospel reading which recounts [...]

President Biden’s pick for Vatican ambassador: former Sen. Joe Donnelly

By Kevin J. Jones for CNA (link) Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 8, 2021 / 15:04 pm Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 2013./ United States Senate Historical Office October 13, 2021 Former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana is President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, the White House announced on Friday. Donnelly [...]

Pope: Christian freedom leads to welcoming people and cultures

CNS photo/Paul Haring October 13, 2021 Pope Francis says that, freed by grace and love, Christianity is able to welcome every people and culture, and in turn opens peoples and cultures to greater freedom. By Christopher Wells Christian freedom “does not enter into conflict with cultures or with the traditions we have received,” Pope Francis [...]

Saint of the Day: Bl. Carlo Acutis

Saint profiles prepared by Brother Silas Henderson, S.D.S. for Aleteia (link) October 12, 2021 “Our goal must be the infinite” Youth (1991-2006) His life + Carlo was born into a wealthy—but not particularly religious—Italian family in London, England. The family moved to Milan, Italy shortly after his birth. + Showing a natural interest [...]

Archbishop Roche says Vatican II is the guide for liturgical reform

by Christopher Lamb October 8, 2021 for The Tablet (link) Archbishop Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, pictured with Cardinal Robert Sarah.CNS photo/Paul Haring October 11, 2021 Archbishop Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has said Vatican II is the guide for liturgical reform and has [...]

Universal Basic Income, Green Politics and ‘Zero-COVID’ Proposed at Vatican Conference on Europe

Edward Pentin Blogs October 9, 2021 for NCR (link) The home of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences (photo: EDWARD PENTIN / Edward Pentin) October 11, 2021 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican hosted a conference this week that brought together a number of politicians, business leaders and economists, many of whose views [...]

Pope at Angelus: Salvation is a gift, not a bargaining chip

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) October 11, 2021 Pope Francis tells the faithful that Christian life is a gift, based not on our abilities and our plans, but on God’s loving gaze. By Linda Bordoni Reflecting on the Gospel readings of the day, Pope Francis invited all Christians to say “yes” to God and savour the [...]

3 Swiss Guards resign over Vatican vaccine mandate

By Courtney Mares for CNA (link) Vatican City, Oct 5, 2021 / 08:00 am Members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard at the Vatican./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. October 6, 2021 Three Swiss Guards have quit after refusing to comply with the Vatican’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement and three other guards have been suspended until they are fully vaccinated. [...]

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