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The cardinal bishop of Hong Kong has urgently called on authorities to put the personal safety of citizens first and to exercise restraint in the use of force. Cardinal John Tong issued the appeal Sept. 29 after tens of thousands of people turned out in protest against the government of Beijing which has refused...read more
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“The Beatification of the Servant of God, Alvaro del Portillo, faithful collaborator and first successor of Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer at the head of the Opus Dei, is a moment of …read more
The extraordinary synod of bishops on the family begins one week from today. Here is the text of a prayer for the synodprovided byPope Francis during his Angelus address on the Feast of the …read more
Gospel for today Matthew 21:28-32 -- Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people: "What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, 'Son, go out and work …read more
-- Ezekiel 18:25-28 Psalm 25:4-5,6-7,8-9 Philippians 2:1-11 Matthew 21:28-32 Both Ezekiel and Jesus present two types of people for our consideration. For Ezekiel, just as the virtuous man …read more
Pope Francis is encouraging members of the Focolare Movement to grow in the spirit of contemplation, of "going out" in evangelization, and to form men and women in a school of humanity. The …read more