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New Saints show us how to say 'yes' to God's love

Inviting all faithful to practice Christian love every day, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, holding them up as models who “point the way”. To the over 35,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Canonization Mass, he said “They did not say a fleeting ‘yes’ to love, they said ‘yes’ with their lives [...]

Pope to declare 35 new saints on Sunday

Pope Francis will declare 33 martyrs and 2 others from Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Italy, as the Catholic Church’s new saints on Sunday at a Canonization Mass in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square. They include 30 so-called  “Matryrs of Natal”, including priests and lay people, who were killed in 1645 in a wave of anti-Catholic persecution by Dutch [...]

Child martyrs and priests to become saints

Dozens of martyrs from the Americas along with two zealous priests of Italy and Spain are to be canonized by Pope Francis. Pilgrims will gather in z on Sunday to witness the canonization of three Mexican teenagers known as the “Child Martyrs of Tlaxcala”. Cristobal, Antonio, and Juan were murdered in the 1520s after being caught [...]

Our Lady at the heart of 2017 WYD message

“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 from [...]

Misericordia et Misera

· Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter at the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee · At the end of the Angelus on Sunday, 20 November, Pope Francis signed his Apostolic Letter Misericordia et Misera (Mercy with Misery) addressed to the whole of the Church so as to continue living the mercy experienced throughout the entire year of the [...]

Letter #52, 2016: Why Benedict Resigned

August 26, 2016, Friday -- Emeritus Pope Benedict Lives "At the Still Point of the Turning World" "Here I was taught by the grace of God that I should steadfastly keep me in the faith... and that at the same time I should take my stand on and earnestly believe in what our Lord showed in [...]

7. Sara “Winter” Giromin

Sara “Winter” Giromin - A radical ultra-feminist protester is now fighting for the unborn. Her story is remarkable Sara Fernanda Giromin first made herself known to Brazil and to the world under the alias “Sara Winter” in 2012, when she became the founding member of “Femen Brazil” and led a trio of girls in [...]

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“You Do the Most Beautiful Job”

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, Vatican Almoner, in his office. Vatican Almoner Monsignor Konrad Krajewski, the hands-on extension of Pope Francis’ personal charity.  Monsignor Piero Marini, Pontifical Master of Ceremonies, called Monsignor Konrad Krajewski to work in the Vatican in 1998. They had met long before, in June 1987: during John Paul II’s third journey to [...]

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Address of Pope Francis to the Coordinating Committee of Celam

Perhaps the single most important address given by Pope Francis during his week-long trip to Brazil in July was his address to the Coordinating Committee of CELAM, the governing body for the combined bishops’ conferences of Latin America. In this talk, the Pope lays out his vision for the Church today. It is long, and parts [...]

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