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Pope Francis’ Three Keys to Knowing Jesus

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During one of this weekly Angelus addresses earlier this year, Pope Francis shared three essential tools for those who are far away from Jesus but who have a desire to get to know Him better: Continue reading


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Perú, Polonia y El Salvador: Unidos por la Fe y el Martirio

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Un mártir es una persona que sufre persecución y muerte por defender su fe. A pesar del miedo que enfrentan, se sienten consolados y hasta privilegiados en dar la vida por lo que creeen. Exactamente como Jesucristo lo hizo.

No hace falta remontarse a siglos pasados. El martirio y la Cristiandad sigue existente en nuestros días. Los protagonistas no son super héroes con super poderes, sino seres humanos con grandes virtudes de paciencia a toda prueba, una fe heroica, una esperanza triunfal, una valentía excepcional y un amor fervoroso a Dios. Continue reading


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Pope Francis is Coming to Philly!

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Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal visit to North America.

The pope made the announcement Nov. 17 in a speech opening an interreligious conference on traditional marriage.

“I would like to confirm that, God willing, in September 2015 I will go to Philadelphia for the eighth World Meeting of Families,” the pope said. Continue reading


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3 Secrets to a Successful Marriage by Pope Francis

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Earlier this year, Pope Francis’ St. Valentine’s Day audience held over 10,000 young couples engaged to be married. One couple sent a question to the Pope, which he addressed during the audience: “Many feel that the challenge of living together forever is beautiful, enchanting, but very demanding, almost impossible. We ask your word to enlighten us on this.” Continue reading


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Pope Francis Challenges You: “Go to Confession”

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One of the last things Jesus did on earth after his Resurrection and before his Ascension into heaven was to give his Apostles his authority to forgive sins (John 20:21-13).

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, like all Sacraments, was instituted by Christ. It was given to us as a gift to restore our relationship to him after we damage or break it through sin. Often the Sacrament is made use of only infrequently, and mainly during the penitential seasons of Lent and Advent. But Pope Francis has clearly been trying to encourage his flock to appreciate the Sacrament on a deeper level in hope that they will make use of it much more frequently. Continue reading


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Official Prayers + Apps for Our New Saint Popes!

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In light of the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII this weekend, the Vatican has announced an official prayer to each of these two new saints.

The beautiful, simple prayers were released in Italian, but the Catholic News Service provided the following translations: Continue reading


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Everything You Need to know about the Divine Mercy Devotion

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The Divine Mercy devotion is a modern devotion to the attribute of God’s infinite mercy and was promulgated by St. Faustina Kowalska and later the the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II (“The Mercy Pope”).

This devotion is multifaceted and involves a divinely inspired image (pictured above) with attached promises for it’s veneration, vocal prayers (the Divine Mercy chaplet and Divine Mercy Novena), a book (The Diary of Faustina Kowalska), a Holy Hour (3 o’clock), and a solemn feast day with attached indulgences (Divine Mercy Sunday). Continue reading


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The Influence of “True Devotion to Mary” on Blessed Pope John Paul II

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Since May is the Month of Mary, and next week is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, and the fact that it has recently been announced that Bl. Pope John Paul II could be canonized later this year, it’s a great time to talk about this his special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. During the Month of Mary it would be a great time to follow in his footsteps and read the book that changed Karol Wojtyla’s life: True Devotion to Mary. Continue reading


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The Pope of the Rosary: Pope St. Pius V

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April 30 is the feast day of Pope Pius X. He was a Dominican and a pope, a great reformer of the Church, and a saint. He was especially known for his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and a great promoter of the Holy Rosary, so much so that he is called “The Pope of the Rosary.” Continue reading


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Get to Know Our New Holy Father: Pope Francis

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We have a new pope! Habemus Papem!

Habemus Papam! (“We Have a Pope!”) is the announcement given in Latin by the senior Cardinal Deacon upon the election of a new pope. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, today elected Supreme Pontiff by his brother Cardinals, has taken the name Pope Francis. Continue reading


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