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Pope to Mayors: We Cannot Separate Care for the Environment from Care for People

Video (Rome Reports). Pope Francis participated in a global meeting of mayors about climate change and human trafficking. His encyclical, "Laudato Si,” was a major inspiration for the mayors who attended the conference. He explained to them that before all else, his encyclical is a social [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Church, development, Pope Francis, Ecology
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The Saints Change the Course of History

We offer some excerpts of the homily of Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, on the feast of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, given on June 20, 2015, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. Read the completed text. Jesus goes into the world of work to call his first [...]
Tags: The Way, Faith, Divine sonship, Grace, Church, Holiness, Work, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation, Evangelization, US, Josemaria Escriva
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Review of Pope's trip to Latin America

Video (Rome Reports). It was a historic eight day trip, in three Latin American countries. It included long plane rides, Masses and a long list of speeches. Along with that, it included plenty of moving moments along the way. In Ecuador, the Pope visited a [...]
Tags: Education, Faith, Church, development, Dignity, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Pope Francis
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Parents are an Open Book for their Children

In his July letter, the Prelate of Opus Dei reminds us that the first responsibility for educating children in the faith always lies with parents and asks for our redoubled prayer for the upcoming Synod on the Family. Download as pdf and in other formats. My [...]
Tags: Church, Javier Echevarria, Unity of life, Consistency, family, happiness
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What are the Works of Mercy?

Pope Francis has announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy, and asks the faithful to practise the works of mercy during this year. What are they? Download pdf, epub and kindle. “We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, [...]
Tags: Generosity, Church, Responsibility, Service, Love, God, mercy
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Pope: The Church does not Slam the Door in Anyone's Face

Video (Rome Reports). It was a packed St. Peter's Square on Sunday, as Pope Francis led the Regina Coeli prayer from his studio window. The Pope paid homage to now Blessed Oscar Romero. The Salvadorian Archbishop who was killed in 1980, was beatified on Saturday [...]
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Bishop Romero was a Man of God

By Rodrigo Ayude. Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified on May 23rd in San Salvador. Msgr. Joaquin Alonso recalls a meeting in Rome in 1974 between Archbishop Oscar Romero and Saint Josemaria, which gave him the opportunity to get to know the future Blessed quite [...]
Tags: Faith, Church, Pope Paul VI, Josemaria Escriva, El Salvador, Oscar Romero
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Pope Francis: Palestinian saints can inspire solidarity and peaceful coexistence

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis started Sunday with the canonization of four nuns in St. Peter's Square. Before praying the Regina Coeli, the Pope welcomed the pilgrims who came to see the French, Italian, and Palestinian nuns canonized. "May the Lord grant a new missionary [...]
Tags: Church, Peace, Solidarity, Pope Francis
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The Message of Saint Josemaria

Videoclip documentary about Opus Dei and its founder, St Josemaria. It starts with the voice of St John Paul II on the day of St Josemaria’s beatification, May 17, 1992. Includes previously unpublished clips of the Mass that St Josemaria celebrated on the campus of [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Church, Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei, Following Christ, Josemaria Escriva
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The Entire Church Rejoices with your Priestly Ordination

On May 9, in Rome, Bishop Javier Echevarría conferred priestly ordination on 32 faithful of the prelature of Opus Dei. The ceremony took place in the basilica of San Eugenio. The new priests come from 14 countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, United [...]
Tags: Love of God, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Sacraments, Vocation, Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei members