At Villanova, Archbishop Chaput talks faith and society

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Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 23, 2018 / 03:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nation-wide violence. School shootings. Political tensions. Drugs. Unemployment. Hunger. These are some of the illness which plague the nation, said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who discussed faith as the antidote to these challenges in an address Thursday at Villanova University. “In my experience, this […]

Pope: The Church Must Open Without Fear

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By ZENIT Staff Before returning to the Vatican on Friday, February 23, 2018, Pope Francis thanked Fr. José Tolentino Mendon, who preached the meditations during the February 18-23 spiritual exercises for the Holy Father and curia. Fr.Tolentino is a Portuguese priest and Biblical theologian and vice-rector of the Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon. The “thank […]

Archbishop Scicluna leaves hospital, continues abuse investigation in Chile

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Santiago, Chile, Feb 23, 2018 / 10:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a gallbladder surgery left him in the hospital for three days, Archbishop Charles Scicluna has been discharged, and will continue investigating allegations of abuse cover-up by a local bishop in Chile. According to a Feb. 23 statement from the Archdiocese of Malta, Scicluna was […]

Archbishop Follo on the Transfiguration

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By Francesco Follo Roman Rite – Second Sunday of Lent – Year B – February 25, 2018 Gen 22.1-2.9.10-13.15-18; Ps 116; Rom. 8, 31-34; Mk 9, 2-10 Ambrosian Rite Dt 5, 1-2. 6-21; Ps 19; Eph 4, 1-7; Jn 4, 5-42 Sunday of the Samaritan – Second Sunday of Lent 1) Temptation and Transfiguration. On […]

Video View of the Pope on Spiritual Exercises

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By ZENIT Staff A brief video released February 23, 2018, by the Vatican Press Office gives a view into the Holy Father on Spiritual Exercises: Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2018, Pope Francis departed the Vatican to participate in his annual Lenten Spiritual Exercises at Casa ‘Gesù Divin Maestro’ (the Divine Master House) in the town […]

Pope’s Spiritual Exercises: Beatitudes of Thirst, Thirst of Periphery

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By Jim Fair Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on February 23, 2018, after the conclusion of the week’s spiritual exercise, but not before hearing challenges by Fr José Tolentino Mendonca, preacher of the retreat. Echoing the Pope’s words, Fr. Tolentino urged those in the retreat to listen to the thirst of those living on […]

“Clericus Cup”: 12th Edition of the Clergy’s Soccer Championship

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By ZENIT Staff The “Clericus Cup,” international soccer championship for seminarians and priests, is in its 12th edition: the kick-off will be this weekend, February 24-25, 2018, indicated a press release of the organizers of the Clericus Cup. There is a novelty for those about to support the soccer engagement: for the first time, the […]

Pope Francis Grateful for Spiritual Exercises

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis on February 23, 2018, thanked the preacher of this year’s Lenten spiritual exercise for the Pope and Curia, the Reverend Jose Tolentino de Mendonca, Vice-Rector of the Catholic University of Lisbon and Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Culture, at the end of the Spiritual Exercises at Ariccia. The Holy […]

Pope Sends Condolences for Victims of Tragic Road Accident in Peru

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis sent condolences for the victims and families of the tragic road accident that killed 44 near Arequipa, Peru on February 21, 2018. Here is a translation of the telegram sent in the Holy Father Francis’ name by the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, to H.E. Monsignor Javier del Rio […]

Father Cantalamessa’s 1st Lent Homily 2018

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By Raniero Cantalamessa Here is the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, ofmcap. First Lent Sermon 2018 “DO NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD” (Rom 12:2) “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the […]