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Social Justice in the Bible

Given that Pope Francis’ words and actions draw people’s attention to issues of social justice this reposting of an article by Dominik Markl SJ titled

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2016

“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee 1. Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelized In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in...

“The Pope Video” (2): Care for Creation (February 2016)

The second video of "The Pope Video" series, an initiative promoted by the Vatican, was released Friday, February 5. In it, the Holy Father explains his intentions for universal prayer and evangelization. Every month we will see a new two-minute video from Pope...

Fridays of Mercy

The Pope begins his "Fridays of mercy"   - Vincent told us to love God with the sweat of our brows and the strength of our arms. St. Francis believed that we should preach always and even use words if we must. Pope Francis certainly continues his preaching by example...
Pope Francis speaks to the world

Pope Francis speaks to the world

Speaking in front of some 250,000 people from around the world in the Vatican, Francis prayed for "dear Syria, for its people torn by conflict and for the many refugees who await help and comfort. We too, like the women who were Jesus’ disciples, who went to the tomb...

Pope Francis – Easter Vigil Homily

Pope Francis – Easter Vigil Homily

Francis kept his message simple and tied to the liturgical readings, recalling how Jesus' disciples found his tomb empty a day after his death and were surprised and confused. How often does Love have to tell us: Why do you look for the living among the dead? Our...

Pope to priests – “go to the outskirts”

Pope to priests – “go to the outskirts”

During the Chrism Mass Pope Francis  asked priests to go to the “outskirts,” where they are most needed.  Words reminiscent of Frederic "Let us go to the poor". “Dear priests, may God the Father renew in us the Spirit of holiness with whom we have been anointed. May...

Pope Francis’ Stations of the Cross

Pope Francis’ Stations of the Cross

The Vatican has released a beautifully illustrated text of the Stations of the Cross to be used by Pope Francis on Good Friday 2013 Introduction "A man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’" (Mk 10:17)....

Francis and Vincent on Mercy

Francis and Vincent on Mercy

A comparison of Pope Francis and St. Vincent on mercy Pope Francis views morality as response to God's mercy  Value of Mercy according to Vincent de Paul recently translated from a Spanish study. Pope Francis views morality as response to God's mercy . Christian...

Pope Francis – Palm Sunday Homily

Pope Francis – Palm Sunday Homily

Palm  Sunday in three words... Joy, Cross and Youth JOY “Jesus enters Jerusalem. The crowd of disciples accompanies him in festive mood, their garments are stretched out before him, there is talk of the miracles he has accomplished, and loud praises are heard:...

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