Universal Call to Holiness

Pope Benedict XVI, the new evangelization

Pope Believes Secularized Nations
Can Become Christian Again
VATICAN CITY, October 15, 2011-- Today Pope Benedict XVI told over 8,000 Catholics involved in the "new evangelization" that he has every confidence they can return their respective nations to Jesus Christ.

San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer recovering from surgery

CCG Adviser Archbishop Niederauer
Expresses Thanks for Prayers
"Grace is always present"
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 12, 2011-- San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer, recovering from trible bipass surgery, expressed appreciation for prayers in an inspiring reflection published in Catholic San Francisco, the newspaper of the Archdiocese.

-- Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, recently addressed priests and seminarians in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Calif. He told them that the world urgently needs holy priests who avoid allowing their humanity to cast a shadow over the beauty of the Lord.

In Wealthy Germany,
the Church Should Become Poor!
A Message for Us
about the New Evangelization

ROME, September 27, 2011-- Never before his third voyage to his native land had Benedict XVI given such powerful emphasis to the ideal of a Church poor in structures, in possessions, in power. At the same time, however, he insisted on the need for a vigorous "public presence" of this same Church. Is it possible to have both at once?

Church in West Suffering Crisis of Faith, Says Pope- “The real crisis facing the Church in the western world is a crisis of faith,” Pope Benedict XVI told gathering of lay Catholics on Sept. 24, in Freiburg.

The Church: People of God, Body of Christ, Communion
"Not a Social or Philanthropic Organization"
VATICAN CITY, July 2, 2011 - Speaking to a gathering of faithful at a diocesan synod in Italy, his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI said such an event "gives us concrete experience of being the 'People of God', of being Church, a pilgrim community travelling in history towards its eschatological fulfillment in God.  This means we must recognise that the Church does not of herself possess the vital principle: she depends on Christ, of Whom she is the effective sign and instrument."

Pope Benedict Calls Eucharist
'Antidote' to Modern Ills

- The Eucharist is the medicine which can heal our individualist society, Pope Benedict XVI said in his midday Angelus address on Corpus Christi Sunday.

Pope John Paul II changed my life
BOSTON, Sunday, May 1, 2011 -- Nobody ever accused me of being a saint when I was a kid in South Boston. But when I grew up, I was lucky enough to know two of them and they changed my life forever.

Karol Wojtyla Beatified.
"They Will Look Upon Him Whom They Have Pierced"
Today almost everyone admires him. But in life he was opposed and mocked by many, even within the Church. His holiness is the same as that of the martyrs. His beatitude is the same as that of Jesus on the cross

by Benedict XVI

Go to Confession:
Video Contest in New York
NEW YORK, April 28, 2011. A video contest to promote the Sacrament of Penance in the Archdiocese of New York went viral and caused a huge confession turnout on “Reconciliation Monday” (April 18th) in the dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre and the Archdiocese of New York. A total of 757 churches offered confessions for six straight hours.

Eucharist and Communion Pope Benedict XVI
VATICAN, April 21, 2011-- The Eucharist, the source and summit of Christian life, is critical for the evangelization of culture, as we are intimately bound together with each other in communion with Him and the Church. It is through the grace of that communion that we can walk with Jesus as we witness the reality of his creation.

To the "Heights of God" He "Wanted to Lift Every Human Being"
Pope's Palm Sunday Homily
VATICAN CITY, APRIL 17, 2011-- Palm Sunday homily of Pope Benedict XVI given during Mass celebrated in St. Peter's Square.

Meditation: Reality

Archbishop Dolan: Go to Confession
A Pastoral Letter
NEW YORK, March 17, 2011-- The Most Reverend Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the USCCB offered the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of New York a beautiful pastoral letter on the Sacrament of Penance on St. Patrick's Day. His message is universal and hopefully an inspiriation to all.

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