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Discovering Hope with Pope Francis

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Discovering Hope with Pope Francis
Pope Francis is the millenials’ pope. He appeals to the sensibilities of a younger generation while still upholding the Church’s earliest traditions of papal leadership and consistency. He knows his audience is made up of all different ages, cultures, and levels of tech savviness. This is why he has mastered how to communicate in a way that reaches the masses.Whether it’s his joyful reaction to a child grabbing his hat, or his call for mercy or jubilee, Pope Francis has become ...
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5 Ways Pope Francis Has Touched My Heart

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5 Ways Pope Francis Has Touched My Heart
I have been blessed to be able to follow closely Pope Francis’ visit with us here in the USA. I was sure that the Pope’s visit on Saturday and Sunday at the World Meeting of Families would be my favorite (and maybe it still will be!), but I have been deeply moved by the first three days of the visit of Pope Francis—both his generous sharing of himself with us, and by his fatherly words to us.St. John Paul II was “my” Pope, and I will never be able to fully express how much as a spiritual fa...
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The Face of Mercy: New Document of Pope Francis
If there is one word that has characterized the pontificate of Pope Francis, it is the word mercy. As St. John Paul II before him—who called for a recourse to mercy “in this difficult, critical phase of the history of the Church and of the world” (Dives in Misericordia, 15)—Pope Francis has looked out onto today’s world situation and called for a revolution in tenderness. We see Francis modeling this revolution in his actions, in his gaze, in his words…all of which have captured the imagin...
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Heart to Heart with Pope Francis

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Heart to Heart with Pope Francis
I have always loved the readings of the Liturgy in the last couple weeks of November and the end of the liturgical year, particularly the book of Revelation. Just yesterday we began proclaiming the prophetic messages to the seven Churches. Those who are victorious I will feed from the tree of life!  We too want to stand one day robed in white, singing the song of the Lamb. In today's Strength for the Week, Pope Francis offers us some personal spiritual guidance on our journey. In the digital ma...
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Do You Wonder If God Loves You?

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Do You Wonder If God Loves You?
Did you ever catch yourself secretly wondering whether or not God really, really has our best interest at heart? It is so easy to slip into thinking that doing the will of God is automatically tantamount to a life of suffering and woe. Instead, Jesus came to bring us life - abundant life! As Pope Francis reminds us we are called to encounter and become messengers of the joy of the Gospel!Paradoxically, however, we have to admit that the kingdom of God that Jesus preached and lived out in hi...
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Holding Fast

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Holding Fast
So, how’s Lent? I’m guessing that on Ash Wednesday you walked up and rang the doorbell. Having stepped into the foyer of Lent’s home, let’s turn around and look again at the front door that opened to us that day–fasting. It’s also the back door that we’ll pass through on Good Friday, as we head out to the garden of Easter Sunday. Try not to cringe. The spiritual masters of every major religion, and even health gurus, hail the benefits of fasting to mind, soul, and body. Christian fasting,...
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How to Evangelize Without Saying a Word
The Catholic Church preaches the good news of Jesus Christ 24/7. Members of the Church preach in and outside of Church buildings. Every Catholic is engaged in "preaching." We, in fact, are a great body of preachers, of evangelizers, and we spread the Gospel as good news in many different ways. Most probably we associate preaching with the homily “preached” by the priest at Mass. Pope Francis, however, views preaching much more dynamically. Pope Francis, in The Joy of the Gospel, describes ho...
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How To Witness To Faith In Awkward Situations
It makes for an awkward situation. You run into a third-cousin-twice-removed whom you haven't seen in years, who (knowing what a devoted Catholic you are) is eager to tell you how appreciative he or she is that Pope Francis is “rewriting the rules” about a certain under-appreciated area of Church teaching. It's both an opportunity and a bit of a pickle. Are we supposed to set the record straight right away, assuring the speaker that Pope Francis is upholding the same Catechism as his predecess...
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How To Be A Neighbor On The Internet
The Vatican released today its customary Message of the Pope for World Communications Day. We celebrate World Communications Day this year on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The message—which contains the pope’s annual teaching on how to inhabit the world of communications with faith—is always released on the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales, January 23rd. This allows us time each year to reflect on the words of the Pope and incorporate them into our lives.  Here’s a few ...
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How to Have a Better Year

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How to Have a Better Year
Did you start off 2014 by making some new year’s resolutions? If so, that’s great, and by all means keep it up. But if not, don’t let that become a reason to beat yourself up. Instead, think about how you’ve actually made positive changes in your life. All of us have improved in some area at some time in our lives. Usually we do that when we have enough motivation. As a rule, we don’t change because we made resolutions but because we have to respond to the demands o...
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