Education of children

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 GRATITUDE AND HUMILITY: Be Always Thankful to God and to the People Around You.


ON GRATITUDE AND HUMILITY: Be Always Thankful to God and to the People Around You. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! As I extend my sincere greetings to all of you, I would also like to take advantage of this special holiday to post something about an important virtue: the virtue of GRATITUDE or THANKFULNESS. There is a Spanish saying which states: “Es de bien nacido ser agradecido” which we can freely translate as: It is of the well-bred (or well-raised) that of being thankful (or []

POPE FRANCIS ON LOVE AND FIDELITY BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE


POPE FRANCIS ON LOVE AND FIDELITY BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE Dear friends, here you have a beautiful discourse on love and fidelity between husband and wife which Pope Francis gave in yesterday’s General Audience (Oct. 21, 2015). In it, the Holy Father insisted on the following ideas: The “promise of love and fidelity made between husbands and wives is the basis of all family life.” This promise “implies the commitment to receive and educate the children, but it is also carried out []

POPE FRANCIS: On Parents as Co-creators With and Of God’s Love.


POPE FRANCIS Pope Francis on Parents as Co-creators With and Of God’s Love. Dear friends, in last Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis, commenting on the Gospel of the 27th Sunday of Ordinary time (Oct. 4, 2015) said that: Parents “PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATIVE POWER OF GOD HIMSELF. BUT BE CAREFUL! GOD IS LOVE, AND ONE TAKES PART IN HIS WORK WHEN ONE LOVES WITH HIM AND LIKE HIM. To this end – as Saint Paul says – love has been poured into our hearts through the []

POPE FRANCIS’ INTERVENTIONS AT THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES (Philadephia, Sept 26-27, 2015)


POPE FRANCIS’ INTERVENTIONS AT THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES (Philadephia, Sept 26-27, 2015) Dear friends, below you have the two interventions of Pope Francis in the 2-day World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The first is an improvised address because the Pope chose not to follow his prepared text; whereas the second, the Pope following his prepared homily, added off-the-cuff remarks. They are taken from zenit.org. Titles and highlights are mine. Happy reading and a blessed week ahead to you and your []

Pope Francis’ Speech to the United Nations. TOP 20 MOST POWERFUL IDEAS


Pope Francis’ Speech to the United Nations TOP 20 MOST POWERFUL IDEAS Dear friends, here are the top 20 most powerful ideas in the address given by Pope Francis to the General Assembly of the United Nations. I have tried to summarize it but it is still quite long though nevertheless  very important, substantial and interesting read. Titles are mine, all the rest are Pope Francis’ words. Let’s pray that the international governing bodies. government and financial leaders do something about the Pope’s []

POPE FRANCIS GIVES “HOMEWORK” TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLCHILDREN: “Please don’t forget to pray for me, so that I can share with many people the joy of Jesus.”


POPE FRANCIS GIVES “HOMEWORK” TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLCHILDREN “Please don’t forget to pray for me, so that I can share with many people the joy of Jesus.” (Harlem NY, Sept. 25, 2015) Dear friends, yesterday, Pope Francis visited the Our Lady, Queen of Angels School in Harlem, where he received a “rock-star” treatment. A lot of people, especially teenagers, lined up the street to welcome the Holy Father and even had the chance to take selfie shots with the Pope. With the presence []

POPE FRANCIS ON PRAYER AND FAMILY LIFE: “Mother, father, teach your child to pray, to make the Sign of the Cross: this is a lovely task of mothers and fathers!”


POPE FRANCIS ON PRAYER AND FAMILY LIFE: “Mother, father, teach your child to pray, to make the Sign of the Cross: this is a lovely task of mothers and fathers!”   Dear friends, especially to all fathers and mothers: in yesterday’s General Audience (August 26, 2015), Pope Francis posed the following questions on to all parents to reflect upon so as to employ the necessary remedies. “[D]o we also love our Lord a bit? Does the thought of God move us, astound []