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Pope at Audience: ‘all love is meant to be faithful, generous and fruitful’ Pope Francis says every Christian vocation, including the priesthood and consecrated virginity, are deeply spousal, life-giving and self-sacrificing. He was speaking at the General Audience during which he reflected on the 6th Commandment. Speaking to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square […]

Pope Audience for 24 October 2018 Here is the official English language summary of the Pope’s catechesis at the General Audience on 24th October 2018     Summary Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, we now turn to the sixth commandment: “You shall not commit adultery”.  The commandment, while […]

VISIT TO ST MARY’S PRO CATHEDRAL ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral (Dublin) – Saturday, 25 August 2018 Good afternoon! Dear friends, I am pleased that we can meet in this historic Pro-Cathedral of Saint Mary’s, which has seen countless celebrations of the sacrament of matrimony over the years. Looking out at […]

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 […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin pays tribute to the late Bishop Laurence Forristal RIP Archbishop Eamon Martin, who is currently attending the Synod of Bishops in Rome on youth, faith and vocation discernment, has issued the following statement on the news of the death today of the late Bishop Laurence Forristal, Bishop Emeritus of Ossory: “I was […]

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 […]


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