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Pope's Homily at the Beatification Mass of Paul VI

Zenit - Sun, 2014-10-19 10:32
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s homily at the Celebration of Mass for the Closing of the Synod of Bishops and the Beatification of Pope Paul VI. * * * We have just heard one of the most famous phrases in the entire Gospel: "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that a...

Gospel Reading for Sunday, October 19th

Zenit - Sun, 2014-10-19 10:16
The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech.  They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. And you are not concerned with anyone's opinion, for you do not regar...

On the Pontificate of Blessed Paul VI

Zenit - Sun, 2014-10-19 10:07
At the conclusion of the Holy Mass, Pope Francis recited the Angelus with the faithful and pilgrims present in St. Peter's Square. These are the Pope's words of introduction to the Marian prayer: * * * Dear brothers and sisters, At the conclusion of the this solemn celebration, I wish to greet the pilgrims fr...

Daily Homily: One's Life Does Not Consist of Possessions

Zenit - Sun, 2014-10-19 09:33
Ephesians 2:1-10 Psalm 100:1b-2,3,4ab,4c-5 Luke 12:13-21 Jesus tells the sad story of a rich man who found security in material things and forgot about the most important thing: love of God and neighbor. After a bountiful harvest, the man rightly asks himself: "What shall I do?". In fact, all of us need to see ...

Schönstatt Movement runs over 1000 miles to celebrate centenary (Video)

Zenit - Sun, 2014-10-19 09:15
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: Oct 19, 2014

PCM Province - Sun, 2014-10-19 08:00

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 Francis' Address to the Synod Fathers

Zenit - Sun, 2014-10-19 05:45
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to the Synod Fathers at the conclusion of the Synod of the Family. * * * Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided...

Seven facts you didn't know about Paul VI (Video)

Zenit - Sat, 2014-10-18 16:00
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Fame Zero, the app that fights world hunger (Video)

Zenit - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:56
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Synod14: At Briefing, Head of Asian Bishops Says the Relatio 'Embraces Everybody'

Zenit - Sat, 2014-10-18 14:43
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, has reminded the world that the Synod of Bishops on the family, wrapping up its first stage this weekend at the Vatican, is not about bishops learning what the Holy Father wants to do or change, but rather the Holy ...

Synod14: Message of the Synod Assembly on the Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization

Zenit - Sat, 2014-10-18 10:39
Here below is the message of the Synod Assembly on the pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization, released Saturday afternoon by the Vatican: *** “We, Synod Fathers, gathered in Rome together with Pope Francis in the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, greet all fami...

Vatican Statement on Pope's Meeting With Vietnam's Prime Minister Saturday

Zenit - Sat, 2014-10-18 10:29
Below is the communicato released by the Vatican following Pope Francis' meeting with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Saturday: *** Today His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, His Excellency Mr Nguyên Tân Dũng. Subsequently, the Prime Minister met ...

The Daily Disconnect Podcast: Oct 18, 2014

PCM Province - Sat, 2014-10-18 08:00

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 Francis: Holy Spirit Gives Us an Identity and Inheritance

Zenit - Fri, 2014-10-17 20:22
The Holy Spirit not only gives Christians an identity, but also a “down payment” of our heavenly inheritance. Pope Francis expressed these sentiments during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today. The Pope reflected on the first reading, in which St. Paul says that Christians have been “sealed with the promis...

Cardinal Napier: Pope Can Only Do So Much; Changes Must Happen Locally

Zenit - Fri, 2014-10-17 20:19
Even if Pope Francis’ dedication and efforts have a great impact, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier is convinced that, in order to bring the family to a new level, those on a local level must step it up. In an interview this week with ZENIT, the South African cardinal and Synod Father for the “B” English discussion group, ...

Church's Teaching on Contraception Is a "Preachable Message"

Zenit - Fri, 2014-10-17 20:19
In the wake of the contraception mandate that is part of Barack Obama's health care reform package, more people have become aware that the Church teaches it's wrong to use artificial contraception to prevent pregnancy. But even within the Church, it's widely recognized that the reasons for that teaching are littl...

Paul VI as a Child Was a Mischievous Little One

Zenit - Fri, 2014-10-17 20:19
By Renzo Allegri Paul VI will be beatified by Pope Francis on Sunday at 10:30 am in Saint Peter’s Square, during the closing Mass of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. Born in Brescia on September 26, 1897, Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini belonged to a bourgeois family. His father, Giorgio M...

Synod14: Cardinal Marx Calls for Individual Situations to Be Taken Seriously

Zenit - Fri, 2014-10-17 20:19
During a briefing at the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, Father Federico Lombardi, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Msgr. Paul Pontier, and Spanish laywoman llva Myriam Hoyos Castaneda spoke on the continuing work of the Synod of Bishops.  Cardinal Marx noted that the debate was “intense,” but "overall there ...

Pope Gives Advice to University Students

Zenit - Fri, 2014-10-17 20:16
Pope Francis sent a message to the Italian Catholic University Federation (FUCI), which is preparing to hold an extraordinary national conference in Arezzo, Italy, devoted to Pope Paul VI, who was the Central Assistant of the institution from 1925 and 1933, and who will be proclaimed blessed Sunday. The Holy Fath...
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