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Find the Living Jesus in the Gospel
We need to proclaim the Gospel with humility not with ‘wise words’ because Jesus Himself is the power of the Word of God, and only those who have an open heart can receive Him said Pope Francis Monday morning, as he resumed his daily mass at Santa Marta after the summer break.

Pro-Life Think Tank Sounds Warning Over New EU Commission President
European Dignity Watch Says Jean-Claude Juncker Intends to Extend EU Powers Over Fundamental Rights

Catholic legislators urged ‘to be leaven in the world’
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who heads the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, shared a message on Friday with participants of the fifth annual conference of the International Catholic Legislators Network.

Christian unity not division
Pope Francis on Wednesday said that in a Christian community division is one of the worst sins because it comes not from God. He made the comment during weekly General Audience on Wednesday in St Peter’s Square.

Ice Buckets: Does the End Justify the Means?
The Challenge Is Becoming Discerning, Informed Benefactors

Pope Francis' interfaith soccer match shows desire for peace
A priest and close friend of Pope Francis says the pontiff's idea for an upcoming inter-religious soccer match for peace shows his keen interest in promoting the topic on all levels of society.

Father Cantalamessa Speaks of His Book on St. Francis
Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the pontifical household, is releasing a book titled "In Love With Christ," in which he reflects on the real St. Francis.

II Catholic Social Days for Europe
This major event which we call the Social Days, taking place this year in Madrid between 18 and 21 September, is being jointly organised by the two organisations of Europe’s Catholic Bishops, CCEE and COMECE

Next World Day of Peace to address slavery, Vatican announces
“Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the title of the message Pope Francis will deliver for the 2015 World Day of Peace, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace stated Thursday

The Pope after Korea: “Christ does not destroy cultures”. Prayers for Iraq
“Christians and other persecuted minorities”. The general audience after the trip to Korea: we pray for reconciliation. Pope gives thanks for the condolences following the death of his relatives and greets San Lorenzo Almagro football team

The Love that Made Mother Teresa
The Love That Made Mother Teresa is a simple book about a complex human being. Author David Scott goes to great lengths to itemize his subject matter’s simplicity and paint a vivid portrait of a remarkable life.

Marriage Equality
Our bodies have meaning. The conjugal union of a man and a woman is not a factory to produce babies; marriage seeks to create a total community of love, a ‘one flesh’ union of mind, heart and body that includes a willingness to care for any children their bodily union makes together

Pope: Is your faith like a rock or like sand?
St. Peter's Square was full of pilgrims as the Pope led the Angelus on Sunday afternoon.

What saps a happy marriage? Premarital sex partners, cohabitation, and small weddings: report
They found that people who had no sexual partners besides their spouse “reported higher marital quality than those who had other sexual partners as well."

Pope's Homily at Mass for Peace and Reconciliation
"Jesus asks us to believe that forgiveness is the door which leads to reconciliation"

Pope Francis: 'There is only one Korea'
Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers of re-unification while stressing repentance and forgiveness.

True freedom means loving God, Pope tells thousands at Mass
Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Christian Koreans to be leaven in their society, asking them to embrace the “true freedom” of loving God and one another with “a pure heart.”

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Matthew 16: 21-27 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time I will invite someone to go to Sunday Mass today

Be a Christian, Don’t Just Seem Like One
Matthew 23: 1-12 Saturday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time I will give true Christian witness at home, at school or at work.

Be guardians of hope, Pope Francis tells Korea's bishops
On the first day of his historic papal visit to South Korea, Pope Francis urged local bishops to not only remember their rich history of martyrdom but look to the future with hope and missionary zeal.

Pope Francis is welcomed to Seoul
After an 11 hour flight, the Pope's plane arrived in Seoul's airport on Thursday at roughly 10.30 a.m. After taking a break in the nunciature, the Pope will visit the presidential palace where his welcoming ceremony will take place.

Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Matthew 19:13-15

Apostolic Journey to the Republic of Korea . August . 13-18
The motto for the papal trip is "Asian Youth! Wake up! The glory of the martyrs shines upon you

Pope Francis: You Cannot Make War in the Name of God!
Pontiff Appeals for Peace in Iraq, Gaza During Sunday Angelus

6 Ways to Protect Your Kids From Porn
Never before in the history of telecommunications media in the United States has so much indecent and obscene material been so easily accessible by so many minors in so many American homes with so few restrictions

Compassion, sharing, Eucharist: Steps on the path to heaven, pope says
Going forward for Communion at Mass, Catholics must do so with a desire to imitate Jesus' compassion for others and with a commitment to sharing what they have, Pope Francis said.

Peter On the Water and In the Water
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 14: 22-33 I will pray first and then make faith-filled decisions today.

Follow the Wise, Not the Learned
Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 15:1-2, 10-14 I will make a visit to our Lord in the Eucharist and ask for the gift of wisdom

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Matthew 17:1-9

“Instrumentum laboris” for the III Extraordinary Genaral Assembly, Synod of Bishops
The pastoral challenges of the family in the contex of evangelization


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