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Mercy and almsgiving

The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 9, he reminded us that “an essential aspect of mercy is almsgiving”. Below are added some passages from St Josemaria’s writings that may help pray about this subject. Condensed from Pope Francis’ [...]
Tags: Charity, Generosity, Jesus Christ, Poverty, Service, mercy
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Pope Francis explains in the general audience why "we are confident" of God's forgiveness

Video. (Rome Reports). During the general audience, the Pope explained why Christ took mercy "to its fullest.” He said that His whole life, He put himself "in the line of sinners,” alongside them, in order to show his compassion for the human condition. Therefore, he stressed, [...]
Tags: Baptism, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Conversion, Gospel, Jesus Christ, God, Pope Francis, mercy
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Pope's Urbi et Orbi blessing, "close to the victims of terrorism all over the world"

Video (Rome Reports). Thousands of people have come to St. Peter's to hear Pope Francis's Easter speech. As is customary every year, the Pope directed a speech addressing the realities of today's world issues. POPE FRANCIS "The Lord Jesus, our peace, by his resurrection triumphed over [...]
Tags: Suffering, Church, Jesus Christ, Peace, Easter, Pope Francis, mercy
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Pope Francis: Do not fall in the temptation of blaming God for our misfortunes

During the Angelus, the Pope welcomed the ceasefire in Syria, and said he expected it to allow the arrival of humanitarian aid to the country and open the path of dialogue between the warring parties. He knows that the solution in Syria will alleviate the situation [...]
Tags: Gospel, Church, Jesus Christ, God, Rome, Angelus, Pope Francis
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Pope at Angelus: Living with the Gospel in everyday life is the best way to meet Jesus

Video (Rome Reports). During his Sunday Angelus prayer, Pope Francis invited Christians to open the doors of their hearts to Jesus Christ. He later explained how to achieve it. POPE FRANCIS "Drawing near to the Gospel, meditating on it and incarnating it in daily life is the [...]
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Pope Francis at general audience: The Church is the doorman, not the boss of God's home

Speaking before a general audience crowd a little smaller than usual, Pope Francis offered a comforting message. He has finished his catechesis on the family and on this occasion spoke about mercy, ahead of this year's upcoming Jubilee Year. The Pope said that everyone has something [...]
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24 Hours for the Lord

In his 2015 Lenten Message, Pope Francis asks the faithful to take part in the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative, on 13-14 March, in order to place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center of the Church's mission for the new evangelization. Pope Francis [...]
Tags: Love of God, Charity, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Following Christ, Lent, Penance, Forgiveness, mercy
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Happy Christmas with the family

Video. The prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarria, sends a Christmas message encouraging us to spend these days striving to give ourselves to others, beginning with our own families. Then Christmas will be a family celebration with all mankind. “May each home be an extension [...]
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Capernaum, the town of Jesus

In the Footprints of our Faith Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah [...]
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The Church is our Mother

“What consolation this certainty arouses in our hearts! The Church is truly a mother and, as a mother, she seeks her children’s good, especially of those who are furthest away and are afflicted, until she finds its fullness in the glorious body of Christ with [...]
Tags: Church, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Pope, Love, Communion of saints