Pope Francis on the Divorced and Remarried: 10 Things to Know and Share

August 5, 2015 by  
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National Catholic Register – August 5, 2015 Pope Francis recently gave a general audience in which he discussed the situation of those who have divorced and remarried without an annulment. His remarks are particularly significant in light of the upcoming Synod on the Family and the proposals to give Holy Communion to those in this […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – May 2014

The Pope Speaks to the City and the World It is traditional on Easter Sunday for the pope to deliver a brief address urbi et orbi (to the city and the world). The city is, of course, Rome, “the heart of Christianity,” and the world is the entire global village with all its religious, cultural, […]

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Audience: Wisdom Is Seeing With God’s Eyes

April 9, 2014 by  
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Vatican Radio – April 9, 2014 (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis embarked on a new cycle of catechesis this Wednesday, dedicated to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This week the Holy Father spoke to the tens of thousands present in St Peter’s Square about the gift of wisdom. He warned them not to confuse wisdom […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – April 2014

Endless Mercy In his first year as Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis repeatedly stressed the boundless mercy of God. None of us is perfect, including the pope who says simply, “I am a sinner.” We Christians are not perfect, by a long shot, but we are forgiven. That’s a reason to rejoice and be glad—especially […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – March 2014

Reflections on the Consistory I Did Not Attend I was all packed and ready to go. I arrived at the airport two hours ahead of time and presented my passport to the agent at the Delta counter. I was booked on a flight to Rome for a few days’ R & R and to attend […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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