Articles on this issue "hope"
The Vatican today published the reports on the first part of the Instrumentum Laboris provided by various small circles in the synod of bishops. The circlesare divided by language groups. * * …read more
"The work of this synod needs to show much more confidence in the Word of God, the transformative power of grace, and the ability of people to actually live what the Church believes"
Archbishop Charles Chaput delivered the following intervention, Oct. 7 in Rome at the Synod of Bishops on the Family. It is reprinted here from his archdiocesan paper, the Catholic Philly. …read more
"So many times since I arrived in Ireland in January 2012, people have asked me about signs of hope. And I have always said that I see such signs in the Church of the Ireland of today"
Here is the homily of the Apostolic Nuncio in Ireland, Archbishop Charles J Brown, from Masslast Sunday at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Knock Basilica, in the context of theNational …read more
Here is a ZENIT transcription and translation of the address Pope Francis gave this evening in his meeting with young people in Cuba. * * * You are standing up and I am sitting. How …read more
I encourage you not to let yourselves be overcome by the difficulties, but to let the strength that comes from your being human and Christian flourish without fear
Here is a Vatican translation of the text Pope Francis had prepared for his meeting with youth in Sarajevo. He did not give the address, instead having an informal question-and-answer session …read more
In spite of the notoriety the southern Italian city of Naples has for organized crime and chaos, Pope Francis has assured its people that "God lives in Naples." Speaking to the thousands …read more
Behind them: a cloudy sky, a Church with a golden cross shining on top. To their left, a symbol of the ancient civilization they descended from and to their right, the tattered ruins of their …read more
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to never forget the memory of their first love, Christ, in order to not become lukewarm Christians. The …read more
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“Every day, you live the life of someone who lives in the world, and at the same time protect the dimension of contemplation, in relation to the Lord and to the world; contemplating reality, …read more
Pope Francis reflected on the virtue of hope during his homily at morning Mass today at the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae this morning. “Hope is a gift from Jesus; hope is Jesus himself and …read more
A Carmelite missionary praised the visit of Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui, president of the Episcopal Conference of the Central African Republic (CAR), saying that he “came to …read more
ByKathryn Cunningham When you take stock of your “world” what do you see? You know, all the places where you have presence: your home, place of work, church, neighborhood and anywhere else …read more