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Francis: God is Love

Pope Francis addressed the participants of a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical ‘Deus Caritas Est.’ The conference was on the theme ‘Love will never end’ and was held in the Vatican, Feb. 25-26. Since the charity of Christ...

Torture is a moral issue – US Bishops Study Guide

In these challenging times, is it still possible—even in the face of serious threats—for a people and a nation to defend and conduct themselves in ways that consistently demonstrate respect for human dignity, and that put the Gospel into practice?

Vincentian Bishop on the “Francis Effect”

Bishop O’Connell noted the important influence of the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in both the Church and the world at large during a speech entitled “The Francis Effect.”

Verbal difference between Francis and Benedict

According to the Huffington Post...Data journalist Chris Walker conducted a word frequency analysis on the first hundred speeches of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict to get a visual representation of their priorities. Francis clearly emphasized poverty and poor far...
Vincentian Magi – then and now?

Vincentian Magi – then and now?

Have you thought about what gifts we as a Vincentian Family and individual followers  Vincent and Louise bring to the "stables" today? As I read a post "Third Millennium Wisemen" focused on the gifts of our last three Popes that was the question I found myself asking....

Vatican – The year that was! (video)

Vatican – The year that was! (video)

Images from the resignation on Benedict XVI, the Habemus Papam of Francis, Benedict leaving Rome by helicopter, through various scenes of Pope Francis in action... all in a little over 90 seconds! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBO7TDY7Rm0&feature=youtu.be

Pope Benedict’s message for WYD RIO

Pope Benedict’s message for WYD RIO

With Facebook pages lighting  up with pictures of various VI\incentian Youth groups in airports departing for World Youth Day. it might be helpful to review Pope Benedict's message from last Fall... MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI FOR THE TWENTY-EIGHTH WORLD...

What Benedict stored, Francis scatters

What Benedict stored, Francis scatters

What Benedict stored, Francis scatters…Some Reflections on the Papal Transition An address by Fr. Thomas Rosica  to over 500 Catholic journalists and those working in Catholic Media in Canada and the United States at the Presidential Medallion Awards Luncheon of the...

Pope –  6 million Twitter followers

Pope – 6 million Twitter followers

On April 29, at about midday, Pope Francis surpassed six million followers on social network Twitter. Benedict XVI launched the account @Pontifex on December 12, 2012. During his remaining three months as Pope, he gained more than three million followers. On March 13,...

A Lenten perspective on aging

A Lenten perspective on aging

Carving out space for God to fill up! "The mystic Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin says the loss of bodily and mental abilities in old age is but the creator carving out large cavities in us so to fill them up with God. Instead of begrudgingly enduring your aging...

Vatican – gallery of a Pontificate

Vatican – gallery of a Pontificate

The Vatican website features of timeline of photos from the years Benedict XVI was Pope. The beautiful pictures are enhanced by appropriate quotations and links to the sources of the quotations. News Va on Facebook offers an even richer collection of...

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