Our elders are lonely – do we care?

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Denver, Colo., Sep 25, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It was August in Rome, the dog days of summer, and most people had left the Eternal City for the beach or another summer holiday destination. It happens every year, essentially slowing the city to a crawl for a good two weeks or more. It […]

Pope Francis to Catechists: never tire of witnessing to Resurrection

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(Vatican Radio) Keeping the central truth of our faith – that Jesus Christ is Our Divine Lord, that He died and is risen from the dead, never to die again – front and center in our lives, so as to witness always and everywhere to His divine Lordship and victory over death: this was the […]

Pope Francis to deaf people: together for more welcoming Church, society

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered prayers and encouragement to deaf people everywhere on Sunday – the World Day of the Deaf, which marks the close of the International Week of the Deaf. “I want to salute all deaf persons – some of whom are here [at the Angelus] – and encourage them to give their […]

Pope Francis: Bl. Engelmar Unzeitig CMM a model of charity

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, following a Mass to mark the Jubilee of Catechists celebrated as part of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In remarks to the faithful ahead of the mid-day prayer of Marian devotion, the Holy Father recalled the beatification […]

Pope Francis at Angelus: prayers for Mexican Church, nation

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered prayers for slain Mexican priests on Sunday, and put his support behind the ongoing pro-family and pro-life efforts of the Mexican Bishops. Speaking with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, following Mass to mark the Jubilee of Catechists celebrated as part of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of […]

In Address to Catechists, Pope Points Out 1st Lesson of Faith

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By Kathleen Naab Pope Francis celebrated the Jubilee for Catechists today, celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square, and reminding the catechists of the first lesson that we must understand about the faith: Jesus is risen, and he loves you. Drawing from the Second Reading, the Pope began his homily noting that St. Paul makes reference […]

Pope Francis Backs Mexicans Defending Marriage, Life, Family

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By Kathleen Naab Pope Francis today lent his support to the bishops of Mexico and their efforts to defend the family and life. After celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square for the Jubilee of Catechists, the Holy Father mentioned Mexico in his greetings prior to the midday Angelus. “I am very happy to associate myself […]

Pope Recalls Testimony of Priest Killed in Dachau

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By Kathleen Naab After celebrating Mass for the Jubilee of Catechists today, Pope Francis recalled that on Saturday in Germany, a priest killed in Dachau was beatified. Mariannhill Missionary Fr Engelmar Unzeitig (1911-1945) was sent to Dachau for defending Jews from the pulpit. At the concentration camp, he ministered to the other prisoners and became […]

Pope’s Homily at Jubilee for Catechists

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By ZENIT Staff Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave this morning in celebrating Mass on the Jubilee for Catechists. __ In the second reading the Apostle Paul offers to Timothy, but also to us, some advice which is close to his heart. Among other things, he charges him “to keep […]

Gospel for Sunday, Sept. 25

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By ZENIT Staff Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich […]