Pope Benedict Shares Sober Remarks on American Culture with Local Bishops and Issues a Call to the Laity

February 14, 2012 by  
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Archdiocese of Washington – By Monsignor Charles Pope – February 13, 2012 On January 19, Pope Benedict addressed bishops from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, and the Virgin Islands. These U.S. bishops were in Rome for their periodic “ad limina” visits, which included meetings […]

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What Does Evangelization Look Like?

August 4, 2011 by  
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Archdiocese of Washington – By Monsignor Charles Pope – August 3, 2011 When we think of evangelization there is a danger that we think first of biggie-wow projects, committees, and Church-wide efforts. Surely these are needed. The Church at the highest levels needs to expand our outreach in all the new media and re-propose the […]

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It’s Time to Obey Christ and His Command that We Evangelize

Archdiocese of Washington – By Monsignor Charles Pope – September 1, 2010 The last words of someone are usually considered extremely important. Perhaps they express a final wish, or summarize what was most important to the person. Thus we do well to consider the final words of Jesus just before he ascended into heaven: Go, […]

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A Recipe for Readiness – Meditation on the Gospel of the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 9, 2010 by  
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Archdiocese of Washington – By Monsignor Charles Pope – August 7, 2010 In the Gospel for this weekend (Luke 12:32-40) the Lord presents a “Recipe for Readiness.” It is frequent problem in the Christian life that many remain vague about what is necessary to be ready to meet God. What Jesus does in this gospel […]

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The Church is a Miracle

May 21, 2010 by  
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Archdiocese of Washington – By Monsignor Charles Pope – May 20, 2010 If the Church were depending on human beings to exist and stay unified how long do think she would have lasted? Probably about twenty minutes, max! There are no governments or nations that have lasted 2000 years. Very little else in this world […]

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Learning the Lessons of Lazarus and the Rich Man

March 5, 2010 by  
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Archdiocese of Washington – By Monsignor Charles Pope – March 5, 2010 The well known story of the Lazarus and the Rich Man was read at Mass yesterday morning. At one level the story seems plain enough: to neglect the poor is a damnable sin. But there are other important teachings contained in this Gospel, […]

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