Category Archives: Pope’s messages

Pope Francis’ Prayer for All Mafia Victims

Pope Francis’ Prayer for All Mafia Victims

25 Years after the Murder of Anti-Mafia Judge Paolo Borsellino

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“Let us pray for all the victims of mafias; let us ask for the strength to go forward, to continue to fight against corruption,” was Pope Francis’ tweet, published only in Italian on July 19, 2017, for the 25th anniversary of the murder of the anti-mafia Judge Paolo Borsellino.

On July 19, 1992, less than two months after the murder of Giovanni Falcone, the 52-year-old judge was the victim of an “attack on Via d’Amelio” along with the five policemen charged with his protection. The Pope has often raised his voice against the mafias, as he did during his visit to Cassano all’Jonio, in the province of Cosenza in Calabria in June 2014: while there he denounced the misdeeds of the “N’Drangheta,” Calabrian mafia, affirming that those who engage in organized crime do not adore God but adore evil,” “they are not in communion with God , they are excommunicated.” read more

Pope Benedict XVI and the Coming Catholic Realignment

Pope Benedict XVI and the Coming Catholic Realignment

July 26, 2016 by 

B16atprayerWhy are so many Catholics disturbed, annoyed, restless, frightened and angry?

It’s because we are going through a time of Catholic realignment.

In the United States and the rest of the developed world we are experiencing a breakdown of the old Catholic tribalism that we have got used to over the last fifty years since the close of the second Vatican Council.

During that time period we have seen the Catholic Church Europe and North America divide into “Liberal” and “Conservative.” The liberal Catholics have their publishing houses, colleges, religious orders and members of the hierarchy. Likewise the conservative Catholics. read more

Notorious abortionist Emma Bonino lauded by Pope Francis to speak at Catholic Church in Italy

Notorious abortionist Emma Bonino lauded by Pope Francis to speak at Catholic Church in Italy

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Emma Bonino meets Pope Francis
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RONCO DI CASSATO, Italy, July 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Emma Bonino, a former abortionist once praised by Pope Francis as “a great Italian,” will appear in a Catholic church to present the pro-migrant campaign “ERO STRANIERO: La humanità che fa bene” (“I was a stranger: Humanity that does good”)

As an abortion rights activist and an abortionist herself, Bonino is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of approximately six million Italian babies between 1968 and today. read more

Pope Benedict XVI: A ‘capsizing’ church needs courageous bishops

Pope Benedict XVI: A ‘capsizing’ church needs courageous bishops

July 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Emeritus Benedict’s remarks presented at Cardinal Joachim Meisner’s funeral last week continue to reverberate around the world as their broader meaning slowly sinks in.

The warning

The Church is on the verge of capsizing.

Benedict spoke of Cardinal Meisner’s passing, saying he was moved at the dubia cardinal’s ability to “live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing.” read more

‘Land, Roof and Work for a Dignified Life Without Any Discarded’ – Pope Francis

‘Land, Roof and Work for a Dignified Life Without Any Discarded’ – Pope Francis Sends Message to the International Meeting of the World Movement of Christian Workers

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Pope Francis sent a message to the participants in the annual seminar and general assembly of the Movement of Christian Workers of Europe, which gathered in Spain, July 12-15, in the Teresian-Saint John International Center (CITES) of the Diocese of Avila.

The seminar was held for the second consecutive year in the city of Avila. On this occasion, it focused on the situation being experienced at the European level regarding decent work and the alarming increase in the precariousness of the whole continent. read more

Pope Francis at Angelus: We must remove the vices that prevents God’s presence to take root in us and pray for Venezuela

Pope Francis at Angelus: We must remove the vices that prevents God’s presence to take root in us and pray for Venezuela

Published on Jul 17, 2017

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July 17, 2017. He greeted pilgrims from Venezuela on the day of the consultation organized by the opposition.

Pope Prays for Venezuela at Angelus

Popular Referendum Was Held in Latin American Country on Sunday

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“I express a special greeting to the Venezuelan Catholic community in Italy, renewing my prayer for your beloved country,” said the Pope at the Angelus on July 16, 2017, while groups of Venezuelans waved a giant flag of their country and multi-colored balloons. read more

Pope Benedict XVI says Church is ‘on the verge of capsizing’

Pope Benedict XVI says Church is ‘on the verge of capsizing’

The Church “stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination,” Pope Benedict said in a message read by Archbishop Georg Gänswein, his personal secretary and head of the papal household. Because of this “pressing need,” Meisner “found it difficult to leave his post.” read more

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Parable of the Sower

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Parable of the Sower

“Our Heart Is the Soil on which the Seed of the Word Falls” It Can Be “Good” or “Hard, Impermeable”

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Pope at Angelus: Does Your ‘Soil’ Bear Fruit?

Reflecting on Parable of the Sower, Reminds Faithful in St. Peter’s Square Jesus Performs ‘Spiritual X-Rays’ of Our Hearts

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‘Let us ask ourselves if our heart is open to receive the seed of the Word of God with faith.’

Pope Francis gave this invitation to the pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square during his Sunday, July 16, 2017, Angelus address at noon as he reflected on yesterday’s Gospel which recounts the parable of the sower. read more

Pope Francis hangs a sign on the door of his room: “No Whining” – You are forbidden to complain

Pope Francis hangs a sign on the door of his room: “No Whining” – You are forbidden to complain

Published on Jul 14, 2017

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July 14, 2017. It was given to him by a psychologist at the end of a General Audience, and it has caused a stir on social networks.

“You Are Forbidden to Complain”: Notice on the Pope’s Door

“Act to Change Your Life for the Better”

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“You are forbidden to complain,” reads a notice attached recently to the door of Pope Francis’ apartment in Saint Martha’s House in the Vatican. The notice was reported by “Vatican Insider” and confirmed to ZENIT by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, on July 14, 2017. read more

POPE FRANCIS TO BEATIFY TWO COLOMBIAN MARTYRS

POPE FRANCIS TO BEATIFY TWO COLOMBIAN MARTYRS


by David Hejza  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 14, 2017

They never ceased to preach the word of God

VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – Pope Francis will beatify two Colombian martyr priests, one of them an assassinated bishop.

It will be the Holy Father’s first apostolic visit to Columbia, taking place September 6–11. He will be visiting the cities of Bogotá, Villavicencio, Medellín and Cartagena.

Pope Francis will enact the Rite of Beatification and preside over an open-air Holy Mass in the city of Villavicencio, on September 8, the feast of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, when Bp. Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve of Arauca and Fr. Pedro Ramirez Ramos will be beatified. read more