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Pope in Angelus: Society Must Welcome and Support Family Life

Video (Rome Reports). After the inaugural Mass of the Synod on the Family, the Pope led the Angelus prayer, where he explained what the bishops will be doing during the weeks of the Synod. "We will keep our eyes fixed on Jesus to individualize based [...]
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Pope Francis' Best Quotes About the Family During his Trip the U.S. and Cuba

Video (Rome Reports).His final destination was the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. But before he got there, and before he even arrived in the United States, Pope Francis made family life one of the central messages of his latest papal trip. During a meeting with [...]
Tags: Love of God, Hope, Faith, Generosity, Children, Church, Marriage, Solidarity, development, Dignity, God, family, happiness, Society, trips, US, Pope Francis

Let Us Pray for the Upcoming Synod

The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will begin on October 4th, 2015, on the topic "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world." In his Wednesday audience of March 25th earlier this year, Pope Francis [...]
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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

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

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

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

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

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