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6th April 2020

Second World Day of the Poor: November 18th

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS SECOND WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 18 November 2018 This poor man cried and the Lord heard him 1. «This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him» (Ps 34:7). The words of the Psalmist become our own when we are called to meet the different conditions of suffering and marginalization lived out by … Read more

Pope Francis: Prayer Video for November

‘In the Service of Peace: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.’ We all want peace. It is desired above all by those who suffer its absence. We can speak with splendid words, but if there is no peace in our heart, there will be no peace in the world. With zero violence and 100 percent tenderness, … Read more

Summary of Final Document of 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome

On Saturday afternoon, the Final Document of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops consisting of three parts, 12 chapters, 167 paragraphs and 60 pages is approved in the Synod Hall. The text was received with applause, Cardinal da Rocha said. It is “the result of real teamwork” on the part of the Synod Fathers, together with other Synod participants and “the … Read more

India: A Moving Story of Modern-Day Martyrdom

“Yesterday, in the synod hall a bishop from one of these countries where there is persecution spoke about a Catholic boy taken by a group who hated the Church, fundamentalists. He was beaten and then thrown into a cistern with mud thrown on him until it came up to his neck [and they asked]: ‘Say for the last time: do you give up Jesus Christ?’ … Read more

Central America: Rutilio Grande – Friend and Inspirer of St Oscar Romero

Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande, who was a close friend of Romero and known for his bold calls for social transformation, was assassinated three years before Romero. Grande’s death had a profound impact on Romero, leading many to believe it served as a turning point in the now saint’s life and emboldened him to use his voice as a megaphone for the poor and marginalized. Source: … Read more

Synod, Rome: How to Communicate with Young People?

After its first week of work, the Synod assembly on Young People in Rome that runs through October still has a long way to go to achieve its aim of rebuilding links between young people and the Church. Nevertheless, the bishops have already begun to appreciate how the Church’s culture has gradually distanced itself from young people. Concern has begun to spread among participants that … Read more

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