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Daily Archives: 22 March 2013
More class from Pope Francis.
From L’Osservatore Romano:
The Pope’s Mass
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When we have a heart of stone it happens that we pick up real stones and stone Jesus Christ in the person of our brothers and sisters, especially … Continue reading
Here is my reading of the Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross, composed by Joseph Card. Ratzinger, once Pope, now His Holiness Benedict XVI, for the 2005 Good Friday observance at the Colosseum in Rome.
I love the St. Alphonsus … Continue reading
There is an Italian proverb: Chi fa da sé fa per tre… Someone who does a thing for himself, is as good as three people doing it for him. You do the job when you want it done and better … Continue reading
From Vatican Radio:
(Vatican Radio). We’ve all noticed the yellow band Pope Francis has been wearing on his wrist since his election.
A simple rubber band [aren't they actually silicon?] that photographers and media have brought to the attention of the public … Continue reading
His Holiness Pope Francis gave an address to the diplomatic corps which deserves attention:
As you know, there are various reasons why I chose the name of Francis of Assisi, a familiar figure far beyond the borders of Italy and Europe, … Continue reading
Today is Friday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passion Week. In the traditional Roman calendar we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.
We hear today about the ancient Roman Station, a thought from Benedict XVI, something from St. … Continue reading