Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Christmas is not about consumerism, it’s about helping others. The Church is close to Roma people”

    The Pope visits the parish of San Giuseppe all’Aurelio On his visit to Rome’s Primavalle suburb, the Pope encouraged Christians not to turn into complainers like one nun he used to know and urged priests not to ask … Continue reading

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“Rigidity is a sign of a weak heart”

    Pope Francis At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House, Francis spoke about the “discipline” of the doctors of the law that is “rigid on the outside”, recalling how some were scandalised when Pius XII freed faithful from … Continue reading

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Priest Concelebrate a Private Mass in the Open when the rules do not permit it

My parents who were both 80 plus and my mother was practically immobile wanted to have the mass of their 60th  Wedding Anniversary on our building terrace which is a rare event. We approached Fr.Salvadore Rodrigues who told us that … Continue reading

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Thomas Peters: ‘The course of my life has changed forever’

by Tim Stanley Taken from Catholic Herald Using a free-standing exoskeleton, Thomas Peters can take hundreds of steps in each rehabilitation session He was a handsome blogger known to millions as the American Papist. A freak accident left him fighting … Continue reading

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India’s Church and the Dalits: An open wound

(©lapresse) (©lapresse) Some Dalit Christan girls hold a protest On Human Rights Day, bishops returned to the outcast issue. But the wound of discrimination continues to bleed in the Church too. The diocese of Tamil Nadu is a case in … Continue reading

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Appeal to Pakistan for release of Asia Bibi and justice for Christians burned alive

Pakistani Christians Catholics in Germany have presented an appeal to the German government and Pakistani Christians in Italy are pushing for a motion on religious freedom. A Muslim lawyer is now defending Asia Bibi This Christmas, our “thoughts are with … Continue reading

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“Hidden saints, the kind we meet in everyday life, give us hope”

(©Afp) (©Afp) Pilgrims in St.Peter’s Square There are men, women, fathers and mothers, sick people and priests who practice God’s love, Francis said at this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House. Vain Christians will be humiliated Mauro Pianta Taken from … Continue reading

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