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Pope Francis has urged faithful to receive the Sacrament of Penance in Lent as he offered some quick tips to help Catholics prepare for the Sacrament

2 March 2015

After a brief explanation of why people should go to Confession – “because we are all sinners” – the Pope listed 30 questions to reflect on as part of making an examination of conscience and being able to “confess well”.

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Protecting A Half-Full Glass In Half-Empty World

“Whenever the telephone would ring, it was never good news.”

I’m riding in a cab listening as the driver tells me about why he immigrated to America. 486 more words


Listen: So Stressed - 'Merv King & The Phantoms'

Sacramento-based three piece So Stressed are your new favourite band. The band, comprising of Morgan Fox, Andrew Garcia and Kenneth Draper, have just been enrolled as the inaugural signing to… 158 more words


"Indissoluble Marriage Is Not A Threat to Human Freedom"   Cardinal Kurt Koch Intervenes in the Debate in View of the Synod on the Family

ROME, February 26, 2015 (Zenit.org) – “Fidelity” and “indissolubility” remain indispensable conditions of Christian marriage, confirmed Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, during a conference on the contents of the forthcoming Synod, held a few days ago at Battaglia, of which ample excerpts were reported in today’s edition of L’Osservatore Romano. 275 more words


End of life assistance to the elderly, theme of the 21st assembly of the Pontifical Council pro Vita

Vatican City, 24 February 2015 (VIS) – The Pontifical Academy pro Vita will dedicate its upcoming general assembly to end of life assistance to the elderly. 263 more words



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Pope: Lent, time for spiritual battle against evil; distributes booklet "Safeguard your heart"

Vatican City, 22 February 2015 (VIS) – Lent, the liturgical time that refers to the forty days Jesus spent in the desert after his baptism in the river Jordan, was the subject of the Pope’s reflection before this Sunday’s Angelus prayer with the faithful gathered in St. 656 more words