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The following is the text of the video message sent by the Holy Father Francis ahead of his upcoming Apostolic Trip to Myanmar, from 26 to 30 November 2017: ...read more
Yesterday, the Pope was presented with a one-of-a-kind white and gold Lamborghini Huracan just before making his way to his weekly General Audience. He graciously signed and blessed the automobile, which will be auctioned off by Sotheby's. The proceeds will be given to the Pope, who has chosen to fund three humanitarian projects close to his heart. ...read more
We begin in Rome today where the Pope resumed his catechesis on the Holy Mass during his weekly General Audience at St. Peter’s Square. “The Mass”, the Pope said, “is the prayer par excellence. It’s the highest, the most sublime, and at the same time, the most ‘concrete’ encounter with the Lord.” Here now is the summary from CNS. ...read more
Two simple, holy doorkeepers This Saturday, along with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, I will have the privilege of being commentator for the Beatification Mass of Capuchin Friar Solanus Casey in Detroit’s Ford Field. Over 70,000 people are expected to attend this historic celebration for one of the most beloved priests in America. I first learned about ...read more
Grade 7 students from three inner-city schools in Hamilton, Ontario, gathered at “St Lawrence the Martyr” parish for Mass and then afterward, helped distribute new winter coats to children in need, coats which were purchased by the Knights of Columbus, to "spread the warmth". ...read more
Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – November 19th, 2017 Today’s Gospel story presents us with the last of the three parables that form Jesus’ final discourse in Matthew’s Gospel. Each of the three parables relates a different kind of accountability required of Christians as they prepare for their glorious encounter with Christ. The ...read more