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OPENING INSIGHT Ps Ps 69:17 Answer us, LORD, for your mercy is kind; in the abundance of your mercies, look upon us. SCRIPTURE READING Isaiah 58:9c-14 Thus says the LORD: “If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,…
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“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”.[1] Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly…
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The season of Lent prepares us for Easter, the greatest feast of the Liturgical Year. The first Christian communities organised all their celebrations around the main feast of Easter. Slowly, over the years, it was felt that the celebration of Easter had to be organised in a very special manner, by setting aside a few days of prayer and fasting as an immediate preparation for…
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Pope Francis on Wednesday continued his catechesis on the Holy Eucharist during his General Audience, focusing his attention on the Gloria and the opening prayer of the Mass. Speaking to the estimated 7 thousand pilgrims and tourists gathered in the Paul VI hall, the Pope recalled the rite of reciting the Ancient hymn “Glory to God in the highest”. Echoing the song of the angelus,…
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Pope Francis celebrates the World Day of Migrants and Refugees with a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica and reminds us that in order to encounter others we must first overcome our fears. There was something even more international than usual about the celebration in St Peter’s Basilica this Sunday. The sounds were those of the youthful and multilingual voices of the Hope choirs. The colors…
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“To seek Jesus, to encounter Jesus, to follow Jesus: this is the way,” proclaimed Pope Francis in his remarks January 14, 2018, before praying the Angelus with the crowd of 25,000 in St. Peter’s Square. The Holy Father cited today’s gospel (John1:35-42), in which John the Baptist refers to Jesus as the “Lamb of God” and the two disciples follow Jesus, asking where he is…
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