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Engagement is preparation for lifelong marriage, Pope says at general audience

Continuing his catechesis on the family, Pope Francis devoted his May 27 general audience to engagement as a preparation for marriage.

“Engagement is a time when couples come to know one another better in planning for the beautiful yet demanding enterprise of marriage,” Pope Francis said, according to the Vatican’s official English-language summary of his remarks that were read out at the conclusion of the audience. 121 more words

Women Priests

Even after this, Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but again made priests for the high places from among the common people. Whoever desired it was installed as a priest of the high places.

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Philippines (2015) Pope Francis

Ralph, a very experienced cover collectors from the Philippines, has sent me this perfect cover. He used the series issued on Jan 8, 2015, which commemorates… 112 more words


Eighth Saturday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

“Jesus and his disciples returned once more to Jerusalem.  As he was walking in the temple area, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders approached him and said to him, ‘By what authority are you doing these things? 277 more words

Pope Francis