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Pope Meets With His Personal Envoy to Iraq

Zenit - Thu, 2014-08-21 12:19
The Vatican announced that this morning Pope Francis met with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, who on Wednesday returned to Rome after a mission in Iraq as the Pontiff's personal envoy. Cardinal Filoni had spent more than a week in the war-torn nation with a...

Thursday August 21, 2014

PCM Province - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:02

Thursday, August 21, 2014. John knew the rich depth of the “flame of divine life” – literally dissolving his soul in love. In prayer today allow your soul to be stirred deeply by this same love.

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Authentic Compassion Does Not Include Assisted Suicide

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:02
The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” preferring instead the euphemism “assisted dying.” Under current British law outlined in the 1961 Suicide Act, it is a crime to encourage ...

Argentine President Phones Francis to Offer Condolences on Relatives' Death

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:52
The president of Argentina has telephoned Pope Francis to express sympathy over the death of the Pope's family members who were killed in a motor vehicle accident. This afternoon, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called Francis to offer him condolences on the death of his nephew's wife, Valeria Carmona, and their t...

Pope on Death of Relatives: Thank you for your condolences and prayers (Video)

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:51
It seemed like business as usual when the Pope led his weekly general audience. There were hugs, blessings and plenty of cheers. But there was also grief, as the Pope deals with the death of three of his relatives, who died in a car crash in Argentina.  To view the video click here URL:

Pope reflects on his visit to South Korea during General Audience (Video)

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:51
(-ONLY VIDEO-) Pope Francis reflected on the key moments of his apostolic visit to South Korea. During his general audience, the Pope defined the Church in the country as "young and dynamic.” He also explained the fundamental role of the laity, martyrs and youth in its history.  To view the video click here URL: h...

A Place for the Book of the Gospels

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:17
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I would like to ask a question regarding the use of the Book of the Gospels, or Evangeliary. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), No. 117, says: "On the altar i...

Canadian Bishops Mark 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Ecumenism Document

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:57
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II decree on ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published a document titled: “A Church in Dialogue, Catholic Ecumenical Commitment." The divisions between Christians are in contradiction with the Gospel, the documen...

TV Series Will Spotlight Conversions of 'Catholics Come Home'

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 16:18
An EWTN TV series will feature the stories of converts to the Catholic faith, starting in early September. Catholics Come Home, a ministry that has produced and aired TV commercials inviting people to discover or rediscover Catholicism, will premier the series by the same name on Sept. 4. "Catholics Come Home" ...

St Louis Archbishop Responds to Ferguson Protests

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:03
The archbishop of St. Louis, Robert Carlson, released a letter Monday in response to the unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The city has been the site of violent protests and racial conflicts after the Aug. 9 shooting death of an 18-year-old African American male, Michael Brown, by Darren Wilson, a Caucasi...

Hungarian Jewish Leaders Voice Solidarity With Persecuted Christians

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:03
As the crisis in the Middle East escalates, leaders of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities have expressed their empathy and solidarity for those Christians being persecuted in the region. In a letter written today to Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom—Budapest and president of the Council of ...

Christianity Without Dogma

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:02
The poet Robert Frost once said that writing free verse was like playing tennis without a net.  It’s the same for those who would like their Christianity to be free from dogma. Dogma, for those who have forgotten, are the doctrines that are specified as necessary to be believed. By their very nature, dogmas are i...

Daily Homily: I Will Put My Spirit Within You

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 14:41
-- Ezekiel 36:23-28 Psalm 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 Matthew 22:1-14 Ezekiel promises that God will gather his scattered sheep under one shepherd and will establish with them a new covenant of peace through a descendant of King David. The people in exile will one day be brought back to the land and cleansed from ...

The Daily Disconnect Podcast: Aug 20, 2014

PCM Province - Wed, 2014-08-20 13:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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Pope Speaks of Tragic Family Accident

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 12:45
Pope Francis has thanked the faithful for their prayers for his relatives who were killed and injured yesterday in a car crash in Argentina. At the close of this morning’s weekly audience, he said: "I thank you for the prayers and condolences for what happened in my family.” “Even the Pope has a family,” he con...

Pope at Audience Warns Against Evil One Who Sows Discord Between People, Nations

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 12:35
Reflecting on his five-day apostolic visit to South Korea that concluded Monday, Pope Francis affirmed that Christ never diminishes or cancels something 'good,' like culture, he only enriches them, and brings them to their full potential. Speaking to the thousands gathered for this morning’s weekly Audience in Pa...

English Summary of Pope's Audience on Visit to Korea

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 09:13
Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters:  My recent apostolic journey to Korea enabled me to visit a young and dynamic Church filled with missionary zeal, a point of encounter between ancient Asian cultures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. ...

On Francis' Visit to Korea

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 08:33
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave at this morning's General Audience in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! A few days ago, I made an Apostolic Visit to Korea and now, together with you, I thank the Lord for this great gift. I was able to visit a ...

Papal Envoy: Iraqi Minorities Facing Genocide, Calls For Urgent Action

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 08:11
The Pope’s special envoy to Iraq has said Christians and religious minorities in the country are facing genocide and the international community must act quickly to come to their aid. In an interview with the Italian bishops’ newspaper Avvenire Wednesday, Cardinal Fernando Filoni said Iraqis have told him the wor...

Luca Volonte: Human Dignity and Free Market Need Not Be Mutually Exclusive

Zenit - Wed, 2014-08-20 06:11
Italian politician Luca Volontè wants to see more emphasis placed on promoting the common good and the dignity of the human person rather than the latest GDP figures. Speaking to ZENIT on the sidelines of the Third Annual Conference on Human Dignity in Rome, the former Italian member of parliament, and chairman o...
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