Pope Francis: Livestreaming Mass from Casa Santa Maria
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Pope Francis: Livestreaming Mass from Casa Santa Maria

Yesterday, the Director of the Holy See Press Office announced that Pope Francis had decided that his 7:00 morning Mass would be broadcast in these days. This morning, Pope Francis introduced the liturgy saying “In these days, I will offer Mass for those who are sick from the coronavirus epidemic, for the doctors, nurses, volunteers…

Dementia Prayer Week 12th – 19th March 2020
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Dementia Prayer Week 12th – 19th March 2020

For those who are hearing about it for the first time; this week was inspired by people with dementia -so deep was their spiritual thirst.We carry on this work by inviting you to  take part in Dementia Prayer Week, one or every day. Source: Redemptorists Publications Read more

Giving up Mass for Lent
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Giving up Mass for Lent

In various parts of the world, especially perhaps in Asia, bishops have cancelled Sunday Masses and other gatherings as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, a potentially fatal infection that seems headed to becoming a pandemic. It is disappointing, but sadly not too surprising, to see how many Catholics…

Denis McBride Introduces Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John
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Denis McBride Introduces Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John

In this first video Fr Denis introduces three Lenten narratives from John’s Gospel and compares them to the other Gospels. He’ll introduce the Woman at the Well, the Man Born Blind and the Raising of Lazarus. Source: Redemptorist Publications

Liverpool, U.K. : New Digital Tools Show Mind Boggling Scale of Slave Trade
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Liverpool, U.K. : New Digital Tools Show Mind Boggling Scale of Slave Trade

Liverpool council’s decision in January 2020 to contextualise streets named after slave traders shed important light on the town’s infamous history as one of the world’s largest slave trading ports. Between 1696 and 1807 – when Britain abolished its slave trade – Liverpool merchants forcibly transported a phenomenal 1.3 million enslaved Africans across the Atlantic. Of these men, women,…

Pope Video March 2020 – For Catholics in China
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Pope Video March 2020 – For Catholics in China

Today, the Church in China looks to the future with hope. The Church wants Chinese Christians to be truly Christians, and to be good citizens. They should promote the Gospel, but without engaging in proselytism, and they need to achieve the unity of the divided Catholic community. Let us pray together that the Church in…

Young People with Roots – A Reflection Sparked by Pope Francis’ Exhortation ‘Christus Vivit’
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Young People with Roots – A Reflection Sparked by Pope Francis’ Exhortation ‘Christus Vivit’

An insight from the Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit After reflecting and meditating on the exhortation Christus Vivit, I would like  to make a reflection on Chapter Six, Young People with Roots. Before making this reflection, I would like to start with an analogy of a tree. Every tree has roots and it is through the…

Our Common Home: ‘Laudato Si’ in a Nutshell
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Our Common Home: ‘Laudato Si’ in a Nutshell

John Allen’s Light Hearted Take on the Pros and Cons of a Roman Sojourn for Priests
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John Allen’s Light Hearted Take on the Pros and Cons of a Roman Sojourn for Priests

Yet bishops and religious superiors continue to send priests to Rome to study, to work in the Vatican, to teach in a pontifical university, to work at the headquarters of some Catholic institution, and for myriad other reasons. A few become lifers, while most put in a few years and then move on to something…

U.K.: Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Journey of Lent – through Art
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U.K.: Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Journey of Lent – through Art

For the beginning of Lent, Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers reflections on this painting in the National Gallery by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano titled ‘The Incredulity of Saint Thomas’. It was commissioned in 1497 for the altar in the Church of San Francesco in northern Venice. During Lent we walk a path…

Way of the Cross – Journeying with Refugees and Migrants
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Way of the Cross – Journeying with Refugees and Migrants

Pray with the Lord, journey with Refugees and Migrants Download Way of the Cross Source: Jesuit Refugee Service

Buluba, Uganda: Beatification of the Mother to the Lepers, Dr Wanda Błeńska
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Buluba, Uganda: Beatification of the Mother to the Lepers, Dr Wanda Błeńska

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has given permission to start the process of beatification of the Polish doctor and missionary, Wanda Błeńska, also known as “the Mother to Lepers”, who spent 40 years in Uganda caring for lepers. “What she saw in the lepers was not just the disease. She saw the entire…