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UK minister: Dialogue and respect to combat religious intolerance

Lord Ahmad met with top Vatican officials and addressed a conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University ‘Why it matters to be intolerant of intolerance’ was the title of a conference held at Rome’s Gregorian University this week, highlighting the need for closer cooperation in the fight against violent extremism. cq5dam.thumbnail.cropped.750.422 (1)Key speakers at the event were [...]

2018-03-24T06:13:05+00:00 Feb 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured Post Month, Uncategorized|

Hope pushes us onward

Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian Hope at Wednesday’s General Audience, taking as his starting point a reading from St Paul’s Letter to the Romans: Rom 15, 13-14: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy [...]

Letter #23: Nicholas in Russia

May 22, 2017, Monday “Almost all houses [in Russia] in the past and Orthodox people today have three icons at their homes: an icon of the Savior, of the Holy Virgin and of St. Nicholas." —Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Sunday, May 21 (yesterday) in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, commenting on the [...]

2018-02-23T13:12:16+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|

Christians are always on the go in their journey to meet the Lord

The life of every Christian is a journey and a process during which to deepen the faith. Speaking during the homily at morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, the Pope reflected on the liturgical reading of the day in which St. Paul tells the story of Salvation leading up to Jesus. During the course of [...]

The Spirit makes us free, without compromise, rigidity

Never forget that our faith is concrete, and rejects compromises and idealizations. That was the message of Pope Francis at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. Among those present at the Mass were the Cardinal counselors of the C-9, who are meeting with the Holy Father on Monday. The Pope reflected on the liberty [...]

The logic of mercy

It is not surprising that the Holy Father was inspired by the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman when he described in Amoris Latetitia “the logic of pastoral mercy”, based upon the three pillars of accompaniment, discernment and integration.   Quoting the Relatio Synodi of 2014, the Pope affirmed that the situations which do not [...]

Pope Francis at Mass in Gyumri, Armenia

Speaking at Holy Mass Saturday in Gyumri, Armenia, Pope Francis recalled the “terrible devastation” wrought by the massive 1988 earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people and gave thanks “for all that has been rebuilt.” In his Homily, the Pope offered three “stable foundations upon which we can tirelessly build and rebuild the Christian life.” [...]

News From The East

May 2016 - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, foreground, addresses the 2nd Moscow Cadet Parade dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Moscow (Iliya Pitalev / Sputnik) Russian Orthodox Patriarch Declares Worldwide “Holy War” on Terrorism The head [...]

The Tenderness of a Papal Document: “The Joy of Love”

April 8, Holy See press conference presenting Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris Laetitia", on love in the family (Photo Grzegorz Galazka) Francis has given us a poetic, eloquent, moving hymn to love in Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”), issued April 8. This text is really for families: one part of this letter, [...]

The serpent that kills and the one that saves

If we want to understand the “history of our redemption” we must look at the Crucifix. Pope Francis’ homily for Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday, 15 March, revolved around the mystery of the suffering and death of Jesus, who became sin for man’s salvation. The Pontiff’s reflection focused on the message borne in the image [...]

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