Spirituality

Pope at Mass: “Evangelisation is the Spirit’s work” At Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday morning, Pope Francis uses the account of Philip’s evangelizing activity in Acts 8:26-40 to explain evangelisation using three key words: “Get up”, “draw near”, and “start with an actual situation”. During his homily at Thursday morning’s Mass, Pope […]

Ordaining women would not achieve change sought by McAleese Rite&Reason: Churches embracing liberal mores fade more than those that reject them Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 17:37 Margaret Hickey St Peter’s in Rome: Church cannot choose popularity over authenticity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne Let me declare myself. I am a practising Catholic woman who is totally at […]

Address by Archbishop Eamon Martin ‘Communicating the Family – towards the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin, Ireland’ 18. Apr, 2018 Address by Archbishop Eamon Martin at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome “Any strategy for communicating the family ought to begin with the conviction that it is primarily families who minister […]

During Morning Mass, Stress Jesus Is the True Source of Freedom “Today let us think about our freedom. According to Vatican News, Pope Francis stressed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta as he reflected on the readings of the day, stressing three examples of freedom: the Pharisee Gamaliel, the Apostles Peter […]

Listen back to Morgan Sharpe speaking to Fr. Eamonn McCarthy about The Rosary on Wednesday 11th April 2018.  

Pope at Mass: ‘Christ gives true freedom’ In his homily at Mass on Friday morning in the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis says true Christian freedom means having the clear-minded openness to make room for God in our lives and to follow Jesus.   Pope Francis at Mass on Friday morning reflected on three examples […]

Pope Francis participates in the launch of Synod on Amazon Pope Francis participates in a meeting launching the work for the Pre-Synod phase of the special Synod of Bishops of the Amazon Region. Eighteen members of the Synodal Council and thirteen experts on the Amazon met on the morning of 12 April. Pope Francis participated […]

Pope at General Audience: Baptism ‘Christifies’ us Pope Francis has urged parents to baptize their children soon after birth, thus giving them the opportunity – and the free gift – of having Jesus Christ live inside them from the beginning. He was speaking during the weekly General Audience. By Linda Bordoni Addressing the pilgrims gathered […]

A guide to Christianity for the 21st Century: the new Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis On April 9, which this year marks the transferred Solemnity of the Annunciation, the Vatican releases the latest Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis: Gaudete et exsultate: On the call to holiness in today’s world.   By Christopher Wells “The Lord […]

Pope’s Prayer Intention for April ‘For Those who have Responsibility in Economic matters’ The Holy Father’s prayer intention for April is “For Those who have Responsibility in Economic matters.” The full text of the message: The economy cannot attempt only to increase profits by reducing the workforce and thereby adding to the ranks of the […]


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