Homily: Contemplate the Cross

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Santa Marta: ‘Contemplate the Cross’ Jesus Teaches not to Fear the Dark Times SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 15:32JIM FAIR POPE’S MORNING HOMILY “We must not be afraid to contemplate the cross as a moment of defeat, of failure,” Pope Francis said September 14, 2018, during his homily at Mass at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican. “When…

Pope’s message in Ireland

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HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS   “You have the words of eternal life!” (Jn 6:68) At the end of this World Meeting of Families, we gather as a family around the table of the Lord.  We thank God for the many blessings we have received in our families.  And we want to commit ourselves to living…

Keeping Creation in Mind

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Pope Francis Calls for Care of Creation Message for the 4th Annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation The Holy Father’s Full Message Dear brothers and sisters, On this Day of Prayer, I wish first to thank the Lord for the gift of our common home and for all those men and…

Archbishop Gomez on the death penalty

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Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles on Death Penalty Being Always ‘Inadmissable’ in Church Teaching Archbishop of Los Angeles: ‘The Catechism is not equating capital punishment with the evils of abortion and euthanasia. Those crimes involve the direct killing of innocent life and they are always gravely immoral’ For some years now, I have expressed my concern that…

Pope’s homily regarding migrants

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“You who trample upon the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land… Behold the days are coming… when I will send a famine on the land… a thirst for hearing the words of the Lord” (Amos 8:4.11). Today this warning of the prophet Amos is remarkably timely. How many of the poor are…