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Pope at Mass: ‘Easter joy brings obedience, witness, realism’ In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday morning, the Pope says Easter joy brings with it Christian obedience, witness, and realism, which lead to the persecution of Christians around the world for their “bothersome” witness to Jesus. Pope Francis at Mass […]

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 […]

Pope Francis’ General Audience: English Summary Pope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Wednesday General Audience focussing his catechesis on the Sacrament of Baptism. Dear brothers and sisters: In the joy of this Easter season, we now begin a new cycle of catecheses on the sacrament of Baptism, by which […]

Pope Suggests Never Underestimate Power of Ordinary, Gentle, Christlike Priests Warns Missionaries of Mercy Against Being Over the Top Pope Francis has reminded of the power of a priest simply being good, holy, gentle and simple, and has warned against being over the top. The Holy Father did so during the Eucharistic Concelebration, on April […]

Holiness found in “daily things of life” A member of Opus Dei reacts to Pope’s Francis’s teaching on striving for holiness in daily living in his new apostolic exhortation.   By Richard Marsden Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate places a significant emphasis on the call to holiness in everyday life and refers to the witness […]

Pope tells Missionaries of Mercy their service is precious for the Church During an audience with some 550 Missionaries of Mercy in the Vatican, Pope Francis reaffirmed them in their mission saying they provide a much needed service to the Church and warned them that the Christian path is an ardous one, “with stones upon […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes Pope Francis’ publication Gaudete et exsultate 09. Apr, 2018 Archbishop Eamon Martin has welcomed the publication today of Gaudete et exsultate, On the call to holiness in today’s world, an Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis. Archbishop Martin said, “I welcome the publication today by Pope Francis of Gaudete et exsultate, an Apostolic Exhortation on the […]

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 […]

Joint statement to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke 09. APR, 2018 As we mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement tomorrow, we wish together to give thanks to God for all that has been achieved in building peace since that historic moment. The Good […]

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