‘Unity yes, Uniformity no’ – Pope Francis
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‘Unity yes, Uniformity no’ – Pope Francis

Rome (Agenzia Fides) – The freedom that Christ gave to the baptized is “a novelty” that could encompass “all peoples and cultures” and freed from temptations and errors – which often existed in the history of evangelization – “only one cultural model” or wanting to enforce or dictating to others one’s own life model as…

‘Science should be for the Glory of God’ – Vatican Astronomer Guy Consalmagno SJ
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‘Science should be for the Glory of God’ – Vatican Astronomer Guy Consalmagno SJ

Br. Guy Consolmagno has an incredible job. He is the Pope’s astronomer at the Vatican Observatory. Most people do not even know that the Vatican has an official astronomical observatory with telescopes in Italy and the USA. The Vatican and astronomy have a long history dating all the way back to 1582 and the Gregorian…

Beatification Pauline Jaricot Announced
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Beatification Pauline Jaricot Announced

Lyon (Agenzia Fides) – Pauline Jaricot will be blessed on May 22, 2022. This was announced by the Secretary General of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in France, Gaëtan Boucharlat de Chazotte, through a video message sent to Fides. The foundress of the Association of the Propagation of the Faith and of the Living Rosary…

October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations
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October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations

These meditations are designed to offer something to everyone! We hope to introduce people who are unfamiliar with the Rosary to this popular devotion, and offer those who regularly pray the Rosary a chance to experience something new.  Whether you learned to pray the Rosary as a child from family members, or later in life…

Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti
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Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti

What does universal love look like in practice? In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis offers today’s gospel, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the life of today’s saint, Francis of Assisi as examples … so today seems like a good day to study the encyclical again! Source: Thinkingfaith Continue reading

On Training Pastors for our Contemporary World
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On Training Pastors for our Contemporary World

The priests of yesterday were formed in a religious and patriarchal mold. In addition, they also had a strong sense of entitlement. In the secularized world of today, however, problems are more related to the social sciences, management and technology. Our social situation is also more pluralistic and democratic than in earlier times. No wonder…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for Extraordinary Mission Month: Missionary Disciples
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for Extraordinary Mission Month: Missionary Disciples

“Jesus asks us all, and you as well, to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?” Pope Francis opened The Pope Video—containing his prayer intention for the month of October—with that invitation to all Christians. The Pope said we are all invited to be open to Jesus’ call and to live united to Him in the…

October Extraordinary Mission Month- World Mission Church!
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October Extraordinary Mission Month- World Mission Church!

Simply put, we are the world’s encounter with God. We are God’s gift to the world. And when we act otherwise, we are betraying our vocation. So, how should we act? Does being the incarnation of God’s mission today mean we should be God’s recruiting agents? No. Jesus did not proselytize. Usually when he healed…

Australia: Critical View of Seminary Training
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Australia: Critical View of Seminary Training

‘Clericalism is the idealisation of the priesthood, and by extension, the idealisation of the Catholic Church. Clericalism is linked to a sense of entitlement, superiority and exclusion, and abuse of power.’ A person suffering from clericalism sees himself as special, superior to others and worthy of greater respect. This could lead to arrogance and the…