Religious Freedom, Life, Conscientious Objection, and Human Trafficking

March 27, 2014 by  
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Vatican Information Service – March 27, 2014 Vatican City, 27 March 2014 (VIS) – This morning Barack H. Obama, president of the United States of America, was received in audience by Pope Francis, after which he met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States. During the […]

Pope Francis: Without Work, Human Dignity Is Wounded

March 21, 2014 by  
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Vatican Information Service – March 20, 2014 Vatican City, 20 March 2014 (VIS) – Today Pope Francis again emphasised the primary importance of work and the need for creativity and solidarity to face the economic crisis, receiving in audience the employees and managers of the Italian “Acciaierie di Terni” steelworks, accompanied by the bishop of […]

A Vocation to Love

February 14, 2014 by  
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Seek First the Kingdom – Cardinal Donald Wuerl – February 14, 2014 Over the years the celebration of Valentine’s Day has become a huge business for the greeting card, flower, candy and jewelry industries. There seems to be this pressure to find a gift that captures exactly how much you love a person. Is there […]

Catholic Schools and Universities Must Not Be Isolated and Must Engage In Dialogue with Contemporary Culture

February 13, 2014 by  
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Vatican Information Service – February 13, 2014 Vatican City, 13 February 2014 (VIS) – “Catholic education is one of the most important challenges for the Church, currently committed to new evangelisation in an historical and cultural context that is undergoing constant transformation”, remarked the Holy Father in his address to participants in the plenary session […]

The Eucharist Inspires Forgiveness and Encounter with Others

February 12, 2014 by  
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Vatican Information Service – February 12, 2014 Vatican City, 12 February 2014 (VIS) – The Eucharist and its relation to our life, as Church and as Christians, was the theme of Pope Francis’ catechesis during this Wednesday’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square. “How do we live the Eucharist … when we go to Mass […]

New Bishop for Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

February 11, 2014 by  
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Diocese of Albany – February 11, 2014 Rev. Msgr. Edward B Scharfenberger, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York has been appointed by Pope Francis to be the tenth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York. The announcement was made at the Vatican today. There will be a press conference […]

Adore The LORD In His Holy Court

February 10, 2014 by  
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Truth In Love – Bishop Paul D. Etienne – February 10, 2014 Today’s readings once again give ‘food for thought’ regarding the numerous ways God is present to us. In the Liturgy of Hours this morning, one of the psalm antiphons offered the heading for today’s blog entry: “Adore the Lord in His holy court.” […]

Young People Have a Part to Play in God’s Plan of Love

February 7, 2014 by  
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The Tidings – Archbishop José H. Gomez – February 7, 2014 Editors’ note: The Archbishop’s column is a personal message to the young people in the Church. It is adapted from his homily at the annual Catholic Schools Week Mass, held this year at Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara on Jan. 31. […]

Encountering Christ in the Silence

February 6, 2014 by  
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Catholic New York – Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan – February 6, 2013 I’ve mentioned to you before how I enjoy a long walk up Madison Avenue, and back down Fifth, early Saturday and Sunday mornings: it’s quiet, no traffic, the air is clean, nobody’s out. Couple weeks ago a homeless man on a bench saw […]

The Eucharist: Christian Initiation, Peak of Salvation

February 5, 2014 by  
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Vatican Information Service – February 5, 2014 Vatican City, 5 February 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father’s catechesis in today’s general audience focused on “the Eucharist, heart of Christian initiation and source of the life of the Church”. “The Word and the Bread, during Mass, become one, like in the Last Supper, when all Jesus’ […]

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