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“Sinners can become saints, but the corrupt cannot.” This was the message that came from the Pope today, during his homily, at the daily Mass he celebrates at Casa Santa Marta. “Be watchful, every day, so that you don’t end up far from the Lord,” the Pope said. Using the example of David and Solomon, from ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI delivered his final public homily on February 13, 2013 during Ash Wednesday Mass, just days after announcing his resignation. Here is the full homily. Venerable Brothers, Dear Brothers and Sisters! Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin a new Lenten journey, a journey that extends over forty days and leads us towards the joy ...read more
“I am Joseph, your brother.” A Reflection by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB “Benedict XVI Leaves the Papacy,” reads the stunning headline of the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano. Monday’s announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation caught many in the Roman Catholic Church and the world by surprise. But perhaps it shouldn’t have. Pope Benedict XVI submitted his resignation ...read more
"Sometimes, the congregation has reason to be bored by a homily, that is too long or irrelevant. The way to prepare a good homily", the Pope advised, "is with prayer, study of the Word of God, and a clear brief message which must not go over 10 minutes”. ...read more
2018 Migrants and Refugees Message The Church has celebrated the World Day of Migrants and Refugees each year since 1914. This is an occasion for the Church and people of faith to reflect upon the role migration has played in our tradition, express concern for migrants, refugees, and people on the move, and build awareness ...read more
The Pope released his 2018 Lenten message today, inspired by the words that Jesus spoke near the end of His life on the Mount of Olives regarding the end of time: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many, will grow cold.” ...read more
2018 Lenten Message of His Holiness Pope Francis “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a ...read more
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – February 11th, 2018 The first reading for this Sunday outlines the harsh laws for people with skin diseases usually labeled correctly or incorrectly as a form of leprosy (Leviticus 13:1-2; 44-46). Throughout history, few diseases have been as dreaded as the horrible affliction known as leprosy. It ...read more
Mass of Thanksgiving for Pilgrimage of the Relic of St. Francis Xavier to Canada Church of the Gesù, Rome Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year “B”) – February 4, 2018 Last night – Feb 4th – Archbishop Terrence Prendergast presided over a Mass of thanksgiving at the Church of the Gesù in Rome for the intentions ...read more
After a 5 week 14-city tour across the Canada the famous relic of St. Francis Xavier, that drew more than 80,000 thousand people, is safely back at the Church of the Gesù in Rome. ...read more