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Pope's Audience: Jesus died humiliated, but God's victory shines

Video. Rome Reports. During his catechesis on Wednesday's General Audience, Pope Francis talked about the beginning of the Passion of Christ. He said Jesus suffered humiliation and betrayal, and yet he was loyal to God's plan for Salvation. Likewise, he asked Catholics that in time [...]
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Pope's Audience: Pray for the gift of wisdom

Video. Rome Reports. In his weekly general audience, the Pope described the Holy Spirit as a 'gift from God' that's born from prayer and communion. To see things through the eyes of God, he explained, comes precisely from the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. The [...]
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Pope Francis gives 'pocket Gospels' during Angelus

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims who made it to St. Peter's Square on Sunday for the Angelus, went back home with a gift from Pope Francis."Today I want to offer to you who are here in the Square — but really as a [...]
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The Prelate urges us to prepare ourselves very well for Holy Week

In his pastoral letter for April 2014, Bishop Javier Echevarria, following the teachings of St Josemaria and Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, suggests having devout recourse to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and helping others to do so. Download pdf My dear children: may Jesus watch over my [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Conversion, Javier Echevarria, Holy Week , Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis ends catechesis on the Sacraments with focus on marriage

Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis ended his catechesis on the Sacraments with a special focus on marriage. The Pope explained that man and woman were made in God's image. For that reason, he said, they are called to leave their parents and live out God's [...]
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Pope's Angelus: Sometimes we're so proud that we even judge God!

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims went St. Peter's Square on Sunday to listen to the Pope's Angelus. The good weather proved that spring has finally arrived to Rome. Pope Francis reflected on the passage of the Gospel where Jesus cures a blind man. He explained [...]
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Short Guide for Confession Application

St Josemaria Institute has developed a short Guide for Confession App for iPhone and iPad (ConfessGuide) to help prepare and make a good confession. 

 The Short Guide for Confession provides clear instructions about what to do before, during, and after Confession. It also includes [...]
Tags: Repentance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Sacraments, Love, Forgiveness, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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Pope: Pray for your pastors, so that they don't become mediocre

Video. Rome Reports. The cold and rain weren't an obstacle for the thousands of pilgrims who filled St. Peter's Square in his weekly General Audience. Pope Francis couldn't help but notice all the umbrellas covering the square. "I can see that you're brave...under all this [...]
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Pope's Angelus: Mercy is greater than any prejudice

Thousands of pilgrims came to St. Peter's Square on Sunday despite the heavy rain to listen to the Pope's Angelus. He talked about the episode when Jesus meets the Samaritan woman. For the Pope, Jesus didn't pay attention to the "hostility that existed between Jews [...]
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Pope congratulates dads on their Feast Day

Rome Reports. To celebrate Father's Day, which is also the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the Pope started off his general audience by congratulating all dads out in the Square, and really throughout the world. "Let's see. Are there any dads out here in the [...]
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