Future Canonizations

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Six Blesseds to be Canonized October 14, 2018 Group includes Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero Six Blesseds will be canonized on October 14, 2018, Pope Francis declared on May 19, 2018, during an Ordinary Public Consistory for the Canonization of the Blesseds: – Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini), Supreme Pontiff; – Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez, archbishop…

Our Holy Father speaks

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Pope’s Message for 101st German Catholic Convention in Munster Dear brothers and sisters, I cordially greet all of you on the occasion of the 101th Katholikentag taking place in Münster, and I am glad so many of you have come. Your participation is a clear sign of how much you care about the motto of this Katholikentag, “Search…

Thoughts on Baptism II

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General Audience on Baptism: Pope Reflects on Us Becoming God’s Children Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the sacrament of Baptism, we now turn to the words and gestures that disclose its meaning as the beginning of our new life in Christ. First, the parents are asked what name they give to their child….

Thoughts on Baptism – Part I

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Here is the Vatican-provided English-language summary of the Pope’s address at the General Audience this morning: *** Speaker: Dear brothers and sisters: In our catechesis on the sacrament of Baptism, we have seen that it is the door by which we enter, through faith, into the mystery of Christ’s passover from death to life. Guided by…

A homily by Pope Francis

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Pope Francis’ Homily in Molfetta ‘At every Mass we feed on the Bread of life and the Word that saves: let us live what we celebrate!’ The readings we have heard present two elements central to the Christian life: the Bread and the Word. The bread. Bread is the essential food for living and Jesus…