Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, simply Don Alvaro, was truly a mentor and a father to all his children in Opus Dei. While loving all, it also was obvious the opportunities he sought to address priests, and more specially his priest sons, who he knew play [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports) During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about the importance of unity. He called for Christians to recognize the sins that work against unity in local parishes and communities, like jealousy, envy and antipathy.
SUMMARY OF POPE'S CATECHESIS:
Dear Brothers and [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). St. Peter's Square was full of pilgrims as the Pope led the Angelus on Sunday afternoon. The Pope talked about faith. He explained that Jesus built His Church on St. Peter because his faith was as strong as a rock. The Pope [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis reflected on the key moments of his apostolic visit to South Korea. During his general audience, the Pope defined the Church in the country as "young and dynamic.” He also explained the fundamental role of the laity, martyrs and [...]
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In the Footprints of our Faith
“The band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews seized Jesus and bound him. First they led him to Annas; for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. It was Caiaphas [...]
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On June 26, 1975, the last day of his earthly life, the Father arose at his usual hour. Assisted by Fr. Javier Echevarría, he celebrated holy Mass, a votive Mass in honor of our Lady, shortly before 8:00, in the oratory of the Most Holy [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports) On Wednesday, the Pope began a new cycle of catechesis on the role of the Church. He explained that the Universal Church is not just an 'institution' but rather a community, mother and family through which God expresses His love.
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Video. (Rome Reports) Despite the rainy weather, thousands of people came out to see Pope Francis pray the Angelus in St. Peter's Square.
Reflecting on Sunday's Gospel, he said that Christians who express hate, are a walking contradiction. "It's a contradiction to have Christians who [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports) It was a meeting where politics was set aside, and priority was given to prayer. Pope Francis invited the Presidents of Israel and Palestine to pray for peace. Each president arrived separately and the Pope personally greeted each one of them. [...]
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“When a man and woman celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony God as it were is ‘mirrored’ in them; he impresses in them his own features and the indelible character of his love.” Pope Francis, Audience, April 2, 2014.
1. What is marriage?
The vocation to marriage is [...]
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