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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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

Pope Francis’ Week-Long Trip To Brazil

Before the Trip, A Half-Hour of Private Prayer to the Virgin Mary... The car carrying Pope Francis is mobbed by people when it gets stuck in traffic as Francis is driven from the airport to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro on July 22 (CNS photo). Speaking to reporters aboard the papal flight [...]

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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