“Pope John’s spirit of humble simplicity, profound goodness, and deep life of prayer radiated in all that he did…”
“The Pontifical Swiss Guard, charged with protecting the pope, has required all 135 guards to get a COVID-19 vaccine.”
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s words during the inflight press conference from Slovakia have to be read very closely, as he chooses them very carefully.
“This is concerning, and must be investigated by the Nigerian government, and failing that, by the wider international community.”
“[T]he regulations were being implemented at the request of Pope Francis…”
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“I think we’ve seen people of different religious backgrounds, different ethnic backgrounds, coming together across the country.”
“I entrust to the Virgin Mary the work of this assembly and also the whole of your activity as an Academy for the defense and promotion of life,” Pope Francis said…
Iraq is a priority country for Aid to the Church in Need, which provides help such as emergency aid, repairs of Church buildings, medical assistance during the pandemic and student scholarships.
Most media accounts said nothing about the pope’s comments on homosexuality, and they gave brief mention to his remarks on abortion.
“Our desire for power is expressed in many ways in the life of the Church.”
Authentic witnesses, the Pope said at the end of his homily – generate other witnesses, because they are givers of life.
Video: Fr. Paul McDonald explains that there cannot be two popes.
Steve Weidenkopf (The Real Story of Catholic History) turns his knowledge and insight to the Church’s considerable history of self-inflicted wounds.
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Cardinal Sarah referenced canon 902 of the Code of Canon Law, which refers to “Sacrosanctum concilium” no. 57, and “guarantees priests the possibility of personally celebrating the Eucharist.”
Catholicism does not change with the times, with cultural evolutions, or with the whims of the woke.
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The suffering of Christians continues, as long as there is an Islamic constitution that does not protect the rights of Christians and other minorities.
Sister Annelvira Ossoli, Sister Vitarosa Zorza, and Sister Danielangela Sorti may eventually become saints as their Causes will be promulgated.
The Christian leaders say that they “totally agree” with the Vatican’s stand that what is to be blessed needs to be “objectively and positively ordered to receive and express grace, according to the designs of God inscribed in creation, and fully revealed by Christ the Lord.”
“This will lead to a de facto schism that will be very difficult (and theologically complex) to repair.”
“We should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence,’ that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive Holy Communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortion, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated.”
The door has been slammed shut on the gay agenda.