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Pope Reminds Consecrated: ‘Everything Started in an Encounter with the Lord’

“Everything started in an encounter with the Lord,” Pope Francis said on February 2, 2018. “Our journey of consecration was born of an encounter and a call.” He issued this reminder in his homily for the Feast of the Presentation ...

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Innocent Deaths Continue in Damascus

A boy of three and a 17-year-old girl were among those who lost their lives in last week’s bomb attack on an ancient Christian district in Damascus, according to fresh reports received by charity staff in the country at the ...

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Haiti: Pope Receives President Jovenel Moïse

Pope Francis on January 26, 2018, received in audience in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the President of the Republic of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, who subsequently met with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States. During the cordial ...

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Archbishop Follo: A Word that Frees from Evil and Creates the New Man

Roman Rite – 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B – January 28th, 2018 Dt 18.15-20; Ps 95; 1Cor, 32-35; Mk 1: 21-28   Ambrosian Rite Is 45.14-17; Ps 84; Heb 2: 11-17; Lk 2, 41-52 Holy Family of ...

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How Can We Defend Ourselves From ‘Virus’ of Fake News? Pope Francis Gives Radical ‘Antidote’

Pope Francis has given a radical ‘antidote’ for the ‘virus’ of fake news, namely purification by the truth. The Holy Father did so when denouncing ‘fake news’ in his message for the 52nd World Communications Day, titled ‘The truth will ...

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New Vatican Stamp Honors Bl. Fr. Giuseppe Puglisi

The Vatican announced January 23, 2018, that it will issue February 6, 2018, a new postage stamp recognizing Blessed Father Giuseppe Puglisi, murdered in response to his opposition to the mafia. Born in the Brancaccio neighborhood of Palermo, Fr. Giuseppe ...

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‘Jesus Transforms, Renews, Strengthens Everything,’ Pope Tells Peruvians

With Jesus, all can be an opportunity for hope, for the Lord transforms, renews and strengthens everything. Pope Francis gave this heartfelt reminder during the Mass over which he presided in the waterfront esplanade of Huanchaco in the Peruvian city ...

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Pope in Temuco: You Cannot Assert Yourself by Destroying Others

You cannot assert yourself by destroying others, Pope Francis has said, decrying violence. Pope Francis stressed this during the Mass for the Progress of the Peoples over which he presided in Temuco, Jan. 17, 2018, during his Apostolic Visit to ...

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Archbishop Follo: Life is Vocation to Joy

Roman Rite – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B – January 18, 2018 1Sam 3, 3-10.19; Ps 40; 1Cor 6, 13-15.17-20; Jn 1, 35-42.   Ambrosian Rite – Second Sunday after the Epiphany Is 25, 6-10a; Ps 71; ...

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Midnight Mass in Mosul

The bells rang out in Mosul for the first time in more than three years when a church in Iraq’s second city opened its doors for Christmas Midnight Mass. Up to the last minute, plans for the service at Mar ...

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