Pope Francis to Priests: ‘Your Fragility is a Chance of Encounter with God’.
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Pope Francis to Priests: ‘Your Fragility is a Chance of Encounter with God’.

“My fragility, the fragility of each one of us, is a theological place of encounter with the Lord,” he told a group of around 20 priests at a June 7 meeting at the Vatican. “The ‘superman’ priests end up badly, all of them,” Francis said. “The fragile priest, who knows his weaknesses and talks about…

Pope Video June 2021:The Beauty of Marriage
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Pope Video June 2021:The Beauty of Marriage

“Is it true, what some people say-that young people don’t want to get married, especially during these difficult times? Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful. It’s a demanding journey, at times difficult, and at times complicated, but it’s worth making the effort. And on this life-long journey, the husband and wife aren’t…

Saint Joseph the Worker
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Saint Joseph the Worker

In his apostolic letter on Saint Joseph Pope Francis writes: A working father An aspect of Saint Joseph that has been emphasized from the time of the first social Encyclical, Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, is his relation to work. Saint Joseph was a carpenter who earned an honest living to provide for his family….

Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor
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Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made the work of Catholic groups that assist poor communities even more urgent. “Going out to meet the wounded and risen Christ in the poorest communities allows us to regain our missionary vigor, because that is…

April Pope Video:  For Fundamental Human  Rights
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April Pope Video: For Fundamental Human Rights

“Defending fundamental human rights demands courage and determination. I’m referring to actively combatting poverty, inequality, the lack of work, land and housing, and the denial of social and labor rights. Often, in practice, fundamental human rights are not equal for all. There are first-, second-, and third-class people, and those who are disposable. No. They…

Pope Francis on St Joseph
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Pope Francis on St Joseph

If the first stage of all true interior healing is to accept our personal history and embrace even the things in life that we did not choose, we must now add another important element: creative courage. This emerges especially in the way we deal with difficulties. In the face of difficulty, we can either give…

Ireland: Pope Gives Special Status to Knock Shrine
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Ireland: Pope Gives Special Status to Knock Shrine

Pope Francis will formally designate Knock as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine on the Feast of Saint Joseph, Friday 19 March, in a homily which will be transmitted via video link at the Mass in the Shrine Chapel. Welcoming the news, Archbishop Michael Neary said: “This is a hugely significant milestone in the history…

Novena to St. Joseph Day 1: Extracts from Pope Francis’ Patris Corde
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Novena to St. Joseph Day 1: Extracts from Pope Francis’ Patris Corde

Pope Francis: Patris Corde (extract 1) A beloved father The greatness of Saint Joseph is that he was the spouse of Mary and the father of Jesus. In thisway, he placed himself, in the words of Saint John Chrysostom, “at the service of the entire plan of2 salvation”.[7] Saint Paul VI pointed out that Joseph…