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Vatican Hosts International Gathering
To Identify New Ways To ‘Pass On’ Faith
VATICAN, January 29, 2015 --“There is not a single day when Pope Francis doesn’t call us to go out to share our faith,” were the decisive words addressed to European delegates in the Vatican recently, meeting to identify effective ways to pass on the Catholic Faith.


Confession Isn't the 'Dry-cleaners'
It's an Embrace from God
-- Pope Francis said that confessing our sins isn't a “mechanical” procedure like getting a stained removed but rather a joyful embrace from God, who forgives everything from a heart that's repentant.


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Want Christian Unity?
Deepen Your Own Conversion
- Pope Francis told a group of religious men and women that they are the forerunners in working towards Christian unity, which is something that first requires personal conversion, holiness and prayer.


-- With a style that meets the need for a new missionary zeal, Pope Francis is representative of the new evangelization, says one theologian and guest speaker for the upcoming annual gathering of Ratzinger's former students.


We're 'Just Touching the Surface'
Of St John Paul II's Teachings
- St. John Paul II's life and teachings offer a witness to love that is so profound it is only beginning to be be mined for its riches, said the chaplain of the late pope’s national shrine in Washington, D.C.




The Art of Fraternal Correction
MADISON, WI, September 12, 2014 -- Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, WI writes a compelling letter to his flock about the delicacies and potential pitfalls related to correcting others in sin. While it is important to do so, the person doing the correcting can easily fall into sin themselves as a result.


The beauty of classical art - The death of Socreties.Openness to Beauty
Leads Soul to God,
Says Catholic Thinker
-- The senses are the “road to God”, who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theology, at the recent Theology of the Body Congress held in Philadelphia.


Franciscan University Professor
Uses CCG Book for Class
College Students Literally

Getting the Marriage Conversation Right
STEUBENVILLE, OH, July 22, 2014 -- Dr. Gregory Popcak, Franciscan University Sociology Professor, recently mentioned in a radio interview that he uses Getting the Marriage Conversation Right in his "Christianity and Society" class. He says the effect of the book on his students is profound. “I could see light bulbs go [on] over the kid’s heads and suddenly they understood that [protection of marriage] wasn’t about being mean. This is really about making sure children have a mother and a father and why that’s really important.”


John Paul II Taught
That 'The Body Matters'
Priest Says
-- Saint John Paul II's teaching on love and sexuality shows the dignity of the human body and how concrete acts of mercy are demanded of all of us, says priest and author Father Michael Gaitley.

Pope Says
Economy Must Fight
'Throwaway Culture'
ROME, July 15, 2014 -- Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very center of the economy avoids a “throwaway culture.”


Need to Fight Secularism
“Justice is the fruit of faith
... an evangelized culture
will be a just culture.”
                Pope Francis
- Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. stressed the need for Catholics to continue to evangelize and fight against the prevailing culture of secularism.


New Vatican
Theological Document
Explores Sensus Fidei
VATICAN, July 4, 2014 -- The International Theological Commission (ITC) has released a study on the Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church, exploring the relationship between the sense of the faithful and the guidance of the teaching magisterium.


Official Prayers to
St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII

Issued by the Vatican.


Saint John Paul the Great

JPII's Theology of the Body
Is Transformative, Scholar Says
- The canonization of Saint John Paul II gives new impetus to his “ground-breaking” theology of the body, which has the potential to “completely transform” contemporary culture, one theology professor says.




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