Catechesis

Exclusive Interview: Bishop Barron: No Challenge in Conforming; ‘Stand Up & Be True Radical’ by Living Christian Faith Joyfully Bishop Barron tells of his Belief that the Saints Are a Portal Bishop Robert Barron says there is nothing challenging in going along with the drifting, relativistic secular culture, and to therefore: “stand up and be a […]

Pope Mass: Jesus teaches us to be “invasive” in prayer The Pope at his homily at the Casa Santa on Thursday says we must be courageous when we ask something of the Lord. God is the friend who can give us what we need.   A passage in Thursday’s Gospel was at the heart of […]

Pope Francis gives crucifix to Angelus-goers To mark the recent Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Pope Francis gives those present at the Angelus prayer a small crucifix, calling it “a sign of the love of God, who in Jesus gave his life for us.”   Pope Francis gave a crucifix to every person […]

Pope at Angelus: ‘Faith reduced to formulas is short-sighted’ Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, reflecting on the day’s Gospel (Mk 8:27-35). Jesus, the Holy Father said, asks his disciples the question that runs through the whole of Mark’s Gospel: “Who is Jesus?”. Pope Francis said […]

Pope Angelus: vigilance against hypocrisy, worldly contamination Pope Francis during his Angelus on Sunday tells the faithful to look to the true meaning of religion which is, remaining faithful to the Word of God and being vigilant against the pollution of hypocrisy, vanity and greed. Before the recitation of the Marian Prayer, Pope Francis reflected […]

Pope Francis appeals for Syria at Angelus Pope Francis appeals for Syria and invites the international community to use dialogue and diplomacy to help safeguard civilians in the country. Pope Francis on Sunday made a heartfelt appeal for the people of Syria, telling the faithful gathered for the Angelus in St Peter’s Square that there were still the […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin at the opening Mass of the 26th General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities I am the vine; you are the branches. We may not have vineyards in Ireland, but up in Armagh – the so-called ‘orchard county’- we have a long tradition of growing apples, going back […]

The Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty for the celebration of the Aifreann na Clainne Mass (of the family) on 11.00am Mass broadcast yesterday Sunday 15th July from the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin, on RTÉ One Television & Radio. Mr Tom Conroy, a composer who lives in Portarlington in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, […]

Angelus Address: On the Missionary Endeavor of the Church ‘It’s Not An Initiative of Individual Faithful or of Groups, and Even Less So of Large Aggregations, but It’s the Mission of the Church, Inseparably United to Her Lord’ JULY 15, 2018 VATICAN CITY, JULY 15, 2018 (Zenit.org).- Here is a ZENIT translation of the address […]

Cardinal Farrell tells Intercom: ‘The basis of all human life is the family’ The July-August double issue of Intercom is out now. In the latest issue, Intercom editor, Father Chris Hayden, speaks with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Dublin-born Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, ahead of the upcoming World Meeting of Families. In the interview, Cardinal […]


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