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Bishop Frank Caggiano: Youth synod bishops

Caggiano: Youth synod bishops must address sexual abuse crisis Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport said Thursday that the Church must discuss its sexual abuse crisis if it is to gain the trust of young people. During his Oct. 4...


Pope Francis tells families in Ireland;

Be a ‘beacon of joy,’ Francis tells families in Ireland  Pope Francis encouraged attendees at an evening festival for the World Meeting of Families to radiate joy into the world like lighthouses radiate light – g...



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Fight evil with action – not apathy

Fight evil with action – not apathy, Francis says It is not enough for Catholics to not do bad things, they must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told young people and...



The Feast of Saint John Vianney

The Feast of Saint John Vianney – a model for priests The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint, and what it means to be a holy pries...


ST. COLUMBA OF IONA

On June 9, the Catholic Church commemorates the sixth-century Irish monk and missionary Saint Columba of Iona, also known as St. Columcille. One of Ireland’s three patron saints (together with Saint Patrick and Saint Brig...



SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is also known as the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, which translates from Latin to “Body of Christ.” This fea...


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Pope Francis to new priests

Pope Francis to new priests: Be like Jesus the Good Shepherd On Sunday Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood, reminding them to be like Jesus the Good Shepherd in the way they serve the members of their spiritual flock...


The Devil is Real, Pope Francis Warns

The Devil is Real and He’s Trying to Destroy Your Life, Pope Francis Warns This is the real deal, folks. Pope Francis just released a new Apostolic Exhortation called Gaudete et Exsultate on the call to holiness. We already...



Solemnity of Saint Joseph

Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him. We know he was a carpenter, a working man, for the skeptic...


How to conquer temptation

How to conquer temptation, according to ‘The Imitation of Christ’ Kempis provides powerful wisdom on dealing with temptations. Over the centuries many saints have turned to one particular piece of spiritual literature for c...