Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pope Francis: do not be afraid to go forth and announce the Risen Christ

Pope Francis: do not be afraid to go forth and announce the Risen Christ

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you…” And the Pope said "this peace is the fruit of the victory of God’s love over evil, it’s the fruit of forgiveness". And he said this is the true peace that comes from having experienced God’s mercy.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A TODOS LOS HERMANOS DE LA ORDEN

A TODOS LOS HERMANOS DE LA ORDEN

Letter from the Minister General of the Franciscan Order to all of the friars on the occasion of his appointment as Secretary of the Congregation of Institutes of Consecrated Life

Who Francis may be, based on who Bergoglio was | National Catholic Reporter

Who Francis may be, based on who Bergoglio was | National Catholic Reporter

Best article I've read so far!!

Aide predicts Francis will hold bishops accountable | National Catholic Reporter

Aide predicts Francis will hold bishops accountable | National Catholic Reporter

TEDx Conference coming to Vatican

TEDx Conference coming to Vatican

Speakers will include architect Daniel Libeskind whose Freedom Tower is rising out of the 911 ashes at Ground Zero, Cuban American singer Gloria Estefan, Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno (from the Vatican Observatory), Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah (Kuwait), Chief Rabbi David Rosen (Jerusalem), Sumaya Slim (Mexico), Architect Fernando Romero (Mexico), educator Wenzong Wang (China), Comboni Nurse Alicia Vacas (Jerusalem, Gaza), NBA star Vlade Divac (Serbia), scientist Pilar Mateo, (Spain), graffiti writer Mohammed Ali, (UK). IT guru Hisham El-Sherif (Egypt), Shroud of Turin investigator Barrie Schwortz (USA), global researcher Brian Grim (USA), art historian Elizabeth Lev (Italy), a cleric from strife-ridden Nigeria and students from war-torn countries living in communion at Rondine Cittadella della Pace (Italy).
For more information, see: www.tedxviadellaconciliazione.com and www.ted.com.

MOVIES: "42" (THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY)

MOVIES: "42" (THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Our new Pope’s challenging vision

Our new Pope’s challenging vision

Aide: Francis aims for those on life's 'garbage heap' | National Catholic Reporter

Aide: Francis aims for those on life's 'garbage heap' | National Catholic Reporter

Nobel nominee aims to 'Bergoglioize' Latin America | National Catholic Reporter

Nobel nominee aims to 'Bergoglioize' Latin America | National Catholic Reporter

Pope's sister: Francis 'plenty tough enough' to lead | National Catholic Reporter

Pope's sister: Francis 'plenty tough enough' to lead | National Catholic Reporter

Meet Alfred Xuereb, Pope Francis' Personal Secretary

Meet Alfred Xuereb, Pope Francis' Personal Secretary

Pope: The joyful wonder of being Christian

Pope: The joyful wonder of being Christian

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pope Francis: Regina coeli (full text)

Pope Francis: Regina coeli (full text)

Everything passes through the human heart: if I allow myself to be reached by the grace of the risen Christ, if I let that grace change for the better whatever is not good in me, [to change whatever] might do harm to me and to others, then I allow the victory of Christ to affirm itself in in my life, to broaden its beneficial action. This is the power of grace! Without grace we can do nothing – without grace we can do nothing! And with the grace of Baptism and Holy Communion, we can become an instrument of God's mercy – that beautiful mercy of God.