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Saints are not heroes!

At least that is what Pope Francis thinks! Pope's Mass: Saints are not heroes, they are sinners that bear witness to Christ During his homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis talked about the path to holiness. He explained that saints are not heroes, but sinners that...

“Sell your desk!” – Francis, the Vincentian

Pope Francis told the Archbishop in charge of the Vatican’s charity, “Don’t wait for people to come ringing. You need to go out and look for the poor.'”

The Surprising Humor of St. John XXIII

The Surprising Humor of St. John XXIII -  Father James Martin. SJ writes on the US Bishops blog... One night, in the late 1980s, during a retreat as a first-year Jesuit novice, I was poking around the retreat house library when I should have been praying. By chance, I...

What Francis highlighted about the two Popes

In his homily during the canonization Pope Francis highlighted things he learned from the two saints according to RomeReports POPE FRANCIS  "These were two men of courage, filled with the parrhesia of the Holy Spirit, and they bore witness before the Church and the...

Traditionalists reject Vatican proposal

(Romereports.com) The Society of St. Pius X  has posted a document in regards to whether it will be in full communion with Rome, or not. The tone of the document is quite dry. Even though the traditionalist group doesn't give an explicit 'no' in the letter,...

Vatican Daily on Abuse: “Where Were the Women?”

Respected Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo writes, "With the European outbreak of sex-abuse scandals turning a renewed focus on the Vatican and its response, today's edition of the "Papal Paper" -- the Holy See's daily L'Osservatore Romano -- features a significant,...

Fr. Barron – Spirit of Vatican II

Fr. Robert Barron, who some consider as a contemporary Bishop Fulton Sheen, share his reflections on the meaning of Vatican II. As someone who was privileged to have been present in St. Peter's while the Council was in session his reflections brought back many...

Bishops Urge Congress to Fix, Not Repeal Health Law

The U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision upholding the health reform law makes it even more urgent for Congress to act to fix the law's "fundamental flaws" on abortion funding, conscience protection and immigrants' access to health care, the U.S. bishops said.   "The...

Pioneering prelate of TV declared “Venerable”

Archbishop Fulton Sheen Becomes "Venerable" Those who grew up at the day of TV well remember his pioneering role in communicating God's message during the 1950's. Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is now “Venerable” after the Vatican announced today that...

What happened when people had faith…

In times of crisis and doubt it may be helpful to remember what has happened to those who walk through the door of faith... "In him who died and rose again for our salvation, the examples of faith that have marked these two thousand years of our salvation history are...

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