Encountering Christ Through Illness
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Encountering Christ Through Illness

There are moments in our lives when we are sick or some people around us are ill, including family and friends who are battling serious afflictions and with whom we have great love and affection. Illnesses always are moments for drawing closer to Christ the Lord. When we bear suffering for love of God, be...

March 15, 2013March 15, 2013by
Pope Francis
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Pope Francis

POPE FRANCIS’ BLESSING TO THE CITY [OF ROME] AND THE WORLD: Brothers and sisters, good evening! You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop.  It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one… but here we are… I thank you...

March 14, 2013March 14, 2013by
Monday, March 11 – Fourth Week of Lent
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Monday, March 11 – Fourth Week of Lent

DAILY MASS READINGS Isaiah 65:17-21 Psalm 30 John 4:43-54 There are many passages in the Gospel that describe Jesus PRAYING. Sometimes Jesus withdraws from people in order to pray alone, other times He is at prayer surrounded by others with whom and for whom He is praying. Jesus teaches us that PRAYER IS A CONTINUING...

March 11, 2013March 11, 2013by
Sunday, March 10 – 4th Sunday of Lent
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Sunday, March 10 – 4th Sunday of Lent

DAILY MASS READINGS Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 34 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Facing the strident criticism of the self-righteous Pharisees and scribes, Jesus tells one of his most moving parables. Popularly known as the “parable of the prodigal son”, the story focuses principally on the father and the interactions he has with his two...

March 10, 2013March 10, 2013by
Saturday, March 9
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Saturday, March 9

DAILY MASS READINGS Hosea 6:1-6 Psalm 51 Luke 18:9-14 In the Gospel for Mass today, Saint Luke presents two people who both make their way to the Temple to pray. One is a religious “pharisee”  and the other is an unscrupulous publican or tax-collector (Luke 18:9-14). Surprisingly, humility and charity are lacking in the seemingly...

March 9, 2013March 9, 2013by
Pray Fervently for the Cardinal-Electors
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Pray Fervently for the Cardinal-Electors

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGOURI (d. 1787) was keenly aware that a less than qualified, less than zealous pope could be elected. God does not automatically bring forth the right man as the successor of Peter, the man who will serve the Church fervently and with perfect fidelity to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We do not...

March 8, 2013March 8, 2013by
Papal Conclave – Update March 6
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Papal Conclave – Update March 6

There still are a few cardinal-electors who have not yet arrived in Rome.  [Cardinal-Elector = less than 80 years of age]. They all must be present to make the decision to set the beginning date for the papal conclave if they wish to convene before March 15. Meanwhile, Vatican sources are reporting the Sistine Chapel...

March 6, 2013March 6, 2013by