POPE FRANCIS: PLACE THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION AT THE CENTER OF LENT.


POPE FRANCIS: PLACE THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION AT THE CENTER OF LENT Dear brethren in Christ, in his Bull of Indiction for the Extrajubilar Year of Mercy, “Misericordiae vultus (Face of Mercy),” Pope Francis said that: The season of Lent during this Jubilee Year should also be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to…

POPE FRANCIS Fear not! God’s mercy is greater than our sins!


POPE FRANCIS Fear not! God’s mercy is greater than your sins! Dear brethren in Christ, below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address today, Feb. 7, 2016 at noon to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square. During his speech, Pope Francis underlined the fact that the “ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY” is “TO SPREAD THE REGENERATING AND…

POPE FRANCIS ON CONFESSION AND CONFESSORS


POPE FRANCIS ON CONFESSION AND CONFESSORS Dear friends,  below you have a beautiful article regarding some ideas contained in Pope Francis’ new book, “The Name of God is Mercy” in which he gives important pointers for confessors and at the same time, wonderful ideas on the Sacrament of Mercy, the Sacrament of Confession. Regarding the…

ON CHRISTMAS DAY: CONTEMPLATING THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.


ON CHRISTMAS DAY: CONTEMPLATING THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST “This day shall light shine upon us; for the Lord is born to us.” “This is the great announcement that moves Christians today. Through them it is addressed to all mankind. God is here. This truth should fill our lives, and every Christmas should…

INDULGENCES FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY


INDULGENCES FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY   Dear friends, as Pope Francis underlines in his Bull, Misercordiae vultus,n. 22: “to live the indulgence of the Holy Year means to approach the Father’s mercy with the certainty that his forgiveness extends to the entire life of the believer. To gain an indulgence is to…