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Reflections for the Feast of Holy Family

On the Feast of the Holy Family we offer all the members of our own families on the altar for God’s blessing. Homily starter anecdote: Grandparents are a treasure: Pope Francis said that as a child, he heard a story of a family with a mother, father, many children and a grandfather. The grandfather, suffering from Parkinson’s [...]

Pope meets Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem

Pope Francis met on Monday with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, calling for an end to violence and discrimination against people of different faiths in the Holy Land. The Orthodox leader is visiting Rome from October 22nd to 25th, meeting with top Vatican officials. During the audience, Pope Francis recalled his own journey to Jerusalem [...]

People discarded

Clericalism in the Church is a terrible evil with ancient roots and always victimizes “poor and humble people”, and it is by no coincidence that even today the Lord repeats to “the intellectuals of religion” that sinners and prostitutes will precede them into the kingdom of heaven. Pope Francis called for a true examination of conscience [...]

By |2016-12-13T17:34:21+00:00Dec 13th, 2016|Categories: Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , , , , , |

The virtue of the little ones

· the General Audience the Pontiff begins a new series of reflections dedicated to hope and asks that no one be excluded from the recognition of human rights · “Hope is the virtue of the little ones”, because “the great ones ... do not know what it is”. Thus, Christian hope is the focal point of the [...]

Seven Points… and an Eighth

In Rome, prelates prepare to debate the nature of the marital bond, the nature of the family in an age of “familylessness,” at the same time that the family of the faith, the Church, remains divided. The wisdom of Simone. “Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall [...]

By |2014-10-01T19:32:43+00:00Oct 1st, 2014|Categories: Editorial|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Pope Will Be Visiting A Church Founded by Laity

Mass in the church in Seoul, South Korea, dedicated to St. Andrew Kim and his martyr companions. Pessimists, looking at statistics, talk about the crisis, or decline, of the Church in Europe. But simply widen the horizon to include other continents, and a very different picture emerges. At the beginning of the 20th century, [...]

The Christian Capital of Northern Iraq Falls

Qaroqosh, the Christian capital of Northern Iraq, the largest Christian city in the country, fell to an advancing Islamic terror army, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), during the night of August 6 to August 7. The Kurdish fighters (the Peshmerga) and Assyrian allies defending the city decided they could not assure the safety of [...]

By |2014-08-01T17:29:59+00:00Aug 1st, 2014|Categories: Editorial|Tags: , , , , , , |

Vatican Watch – August/September 2014

May - Saturday 24 Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras. Pope Francis’ to the Western Wall. Pope arrives in Holy Land Pope Francis began a densely packed visit to the Holy Land with a [...]

Pope Francis leads the way for Israel and Palestine

Pope Francis tells presidents that "only God can bring peace to the Holy Land". Praying for peace in the Holy Land alongside leaders of long-antagonistic nations, Pope Francis called on God to act where human efforts had failed, to end what he described as violence inspired by the devil. “More than once we have [...]

By |2014-06-01T14:00:25+00:00Jun 1st, 2014|Categories: Lead Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Franics in the Holy Land – faith and religious freedom

Pope Francis began his pilrgimage to the Holy L:and with a stop in Jordan, and called for religious freedom. MAY 24, 2014 AMMAN, Jordan Pope, Arriving in Holy Land, Calls for Religious Freedom in Middle East Pope Francis began a densely packed visit to the Holy Land with a call for religious freedom in [...]

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