Bartholomew I announces June Environmental Summit

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(Vatican Radio) In a letter to the Orthodox world marking the new Ecclesiastical New Year, the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I has announced an Environmental Summit next June on the theme of “Theology, Ecology, and the Word: a conversation on environment, literature and the arts.” He says the aim of this conference is to “awaken […]

Ebola outbreak worsens amid more pleas for aid

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Geneva, Switzerland, Aug 31, 2014 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The continuing spread of the Ebola outbreak in Africa is putting more lives at risk, while containment efforts and the flight of vital workers have endangered food supplies and medical care even for those without the disease. “What we are seeing today in contrast to […]

Daily Homily: Physician, Heal Yourself

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1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Psalm 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102 Luke 4:16-30 During the weekdays of the next thirteen weeks of Ordinary Time, we will read from the Gospel of Luke. We begin with Jesus’ return to Nazareth, an event that takes place after his Baptism in the Jordan, his forty days in the wilderness, […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, August 31st

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Gospel: MT 16:21-27 Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised. Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him, “God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever […]

Pope Francis: It is Sad to See ‘Watered Down Christians’

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The Gospel, the Eucharist and Prayer are the three gifts that allows to walk the path of Christ and not of the world. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ address during Sunday’s Angelus. The Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel from St. Matthew, where Jesus tells his disciples that He must go to Jerusalem […]

Sunday Angelus: On the Gospel, Eucharist and Prayer

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At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Here below is an English translation of his words introducing the Marian prayer, and his address that followed: *** Dear brothers and sisters, … …read more […]

Pope at Angelus: care for creation and Gospel values

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday called on the faithful and all people of good will to have greater care for creation. His appeal was offered to mark the Italian Bishops’ Day for the Safeguarding of Creation initiative, which the bishops have this year chosen to focus on educating in the care for creation. “I […]

Slaughter of the Innocents

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The ratio of female to male infants continues to decline in India and a recent report by the United Nations warned that urgent action is needed to reverse the trend. The report, “‘Sex Ratios and Gender Biased Sex Selection: History, Debates and Future Directions,” was published by the organization UN Women. T… …read more Read […]