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Pope Francis: "The capacity to recognize ourselves as sinners opens us to the astonishment at the encounter with Jesus"

(Vatican Radio) The capacity to recognize ourselves as sinners opens us to the astonishment at the encounter with Jesus: that was the message of Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass for the feast of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church… 660 more words


Pope's letter on the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Vatican City, 1 September 2015 (VIS) – The Holy Father has sent a letter to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, regarding the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, in which he reaffirms his hope that the jubilee indulgence will lead every person to a “genuine experience of God’s mercy” and explains that it can also be obtained by incarcerated persons. 1,279 more words


Moonlighting Discourse Series

We are especially excited about the first of this year’s Moonlighting Discourse Series.

“Moonlighting” is a series of informal discussions, debates and interviews hosted by Dr. 64 more words


'St Columbanus Was Privileged Channel of God’s Grace' Cardinal Parolin Sends Papal Letter for 1400th Anniversary of Irish Missionary's Death

Vatican City, August 31, 2015

“Saint Columbanus, who according to Benedict XVI we can truly consider one of the ‘Fathers of Europe,’ was convinced that there can be fraternity in the heart of Europe between people only if a civilization exists that is open to God.” 430 more words


Autopsy results confirm cause of former Nuncio's death

(Vatican Radio) The vice-Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Ciro Benedettini, CP, issued a statement to journalists Saturday morning, explaining that preliminary results of the autopsy performed on the disgraced and defrocked former Nuncio, Jozef Wesolowski, confirm the deceased succumbed to natural causes – specifically a deadly cardiac episode. 137 more words


Failure Is Your Friend

Often in life we preoccupy ourselves with the intent of avoiding failure at all costs – as if doing so will guarantee our personal growth and success in life. 518 more words