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POPE FRANCIS IN UGANDA “TEACHERS, CATECHISTS: YOURS IS A HOLY WORK!”


POPE FRANCIS IN UGANDA “CATECHISTS: YOURS IS A HOLY WORK!”     Dear friends: Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave on the evening of Nov. 27, 2015, to a meeting of catechists and teachers in Uganda, taken from zenit.org. The meeting was held at the site of the first martyrdoms of the persecutions against the Church in Uganda. The Holy Father mostly followed the prepared text. Some of his off-the-cuff comments are included in brackets. In it, []

ON ADVENT (1): WHAT IS ADVENT? Time of Preparation, of Hope and of Interior Joy


ON ADVENT (1): WHAT IS ADVENT? Time of Preparation, of Hope and of Interior Joy This coming Sunday marks the beginning of a new liturgical year when the Catholic Church celebrates the 1st Sunday of ADVENT. BUT WHAT IS THE ADVENT SEASON ALL ABOUT? The word “Advent” comes from the Latin term “adventus” which indicates the “coming”, “arrival” and “presence” of someone especially important. For us Christians, the season of Advent is a time of EXPECTATION, a time of HOPE, a time []

ON GOD’S MERCY: Feeling Hopeless and Desperate For Your Falls and Sins? Trust in God Who is Merciful, Receive His Pardon and Happiness in Confession


ON GOD’S MERCY: Feeling Hopeless and Desperate For Your Falls and Sins? Trust in God Who is Merciful, Receive His Pardon and Happiness in Confession! Dear friend, if ever you find yourself feeling hopeless and desperate for the burden of your sins and frequent falls, I encourage you to react and shake off this pessimism which is an ally of the enemy. Raise your spirit! Consider that God is truly merciful. Below are some words of Pope Francis in his Bull of Indiction []

MARY, THE MOTHER OF YES, MOTHER OF FAITH, OUR MOTHER. Pope Francis in the Marian Sanctuary of Caacupé, Paraguay


MARY, THE MOTHER OF YES, MOTHER OF FAITH, OUR MOTHER. Pope Francis in Marian Sanctuary of Caacupé, Paraguay   Dear friends, below is Pope Francis’ beautiful homily in the Shrine of Virgen de Milagros of Caacupe, Paraguay. The Roman Pontiff speaks from his heart on Our Lady’s closeness to us because She is Our Mother who underwent hardships and difficulties during her life and bore them with faith, love and abandonment to God’s will. She teaches us that God never deceives nor abandons his []