Spiritual Life

Catholics For The Common GoodThe Unprecedented "Presumption" of Changing the World
 A homily and a Mass of Pope Francis. An essay by the sociologist Luca Diotallevi. Convergent in seeing in the Eucharist the genesis of the new world 
ROME, April 11, 2013 – Almost one month after his election as pope, there are two words that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has not yet pronounced: religious freedom. 

Catholics for the Common Good Pope Francis

Welcome Jesus as a Friend, Look for Him Among the Living Not Among Problems of Culture
VATICAN CITY, March 30, 2013 -- Pope Francis called on Christians to let the risen Jesus enter their lives and to welcome him with trust as a friend during the Church's most holy night of the year.

Catholics for the Common Good Pope Francis

Papal Preacher Urges Church: Remove Barriers to the Gospel
VATICAN CITY, March 29, 2013 -- On Good Friday, papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa urged Catholics to seize “this moment in which a new time is opening for the Church” and remove any obstacles that stand in the way of sharing Christ.

Catholics for the Common Good St. Joseph

Everyone Must be 'Protector'
Like St. Joseph,
Pope Says
Pope Francis called on all people to be “protectors,” like Saint Joseph, by watching over and caring for the poor, families, friendships, the environment and their own emotions and hearts.

 see also
"The Tender Mercy of Our God"

. . . a beautiful Lenten pastoral letter by Archbishop Jose Gomez (San Antonio) on forgiveness and reconciliation.

Sacramentum Caritatis:
Everyone to Mass on Sunday
Pope Benedict's
Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist
A Christian cannot live without the Eucharist, Benedict XVI writes. In it, the Lord truly becomes food for us, to satisfy our hunger for truth and freedom. With the duty that stems from this, and in the political realm as well: to give public witness to our faith.
Sandro Magister reports from Rome.

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