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On Sunday morning, July 12, 2015, during his last day in Paraguay, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in the military airbase of Ñu Guazú, the same place Saint John Paul II canonized St. Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz and companions during his Apostolic Journey to Paraguay in 1988. Below you will find the full text of his homily: “The ...read more
This morning, Pope Francis left the Apostolic Nunciature and went by car to the barrio of Bañado Norte di Asunción, an area where many poor people live and where the Church and the State provide various projects of social assistance. The Pope was welcomed at the chapel of San Juan Bautista by Jesuit Fr. Ireneo ...read more
Last week, I asked for your ideas. How would you define Marriage? The point is not to re-define Marriage, but to try to figure out what Marriage really is and why the Church teaches what she teaches about the true nature and design of Marriage. The first comment I received was from Rosemarie via Facebook: “Marriage ...read more
On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Pope Francis met with Paraguayan bishops, priests, seminarins and nuns for Vespers. Below you can find the full text of his address at the conclusion of vespers:  How good it is for all of us to pray Vespers together! How can we not dream of of a Church which reflects ...read more
On Saturday, July 10, 2015, Pope Francis met with members of the Civl Society of Paraguay in Asunción. Below you will find the full text of his talk: Good afternoon: I wrote this text on the basis of the questions that I received but because there are more, I will reply to these as I ...read more
Following the conclusion of Pope Francis’ morning visit to the pediatric hostipal ‘Niños de Acosta Ñu’ in Asunción, the Holy Father departed to the Marian Shrine of Caacupé to ??celebrate the Mass. Before entering the Basilica, where he was to venerate the “Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepcion de los Milagros”, he received the keys of the city ...read more
On July 11, 2105. the Pope left the Apostolic Nunciature in Asunción and went by car to the “Niños de Acosta Ñu” General Paediatric Hospital. Arriving at 8:30 a.m., he was greeted by the Hospital Director who accompanied him to the various departments of the hospital to visit some of the most seriously ill patients. During ...read more
It often happens that Fr. Tom Rosica will pile us all into a van and take us on a ‘road trip’, of sorts. This time it was just a jaunt across the border into Buffalo for this year’s Catholic Press Association Convention. The Convention was an opportunity to refine and update our skills, and meet ...read more
On Friday, July 10, 2015, Pope Francis departed from Bolivia to Paraguay for the final leg of his Apostolic Journey to South America. He was greeted by Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes upon his arrival at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asuncion. Shortly after, the Holy Father met with government authorities and diplomatic corps at Palacio ...read more
In the morning of Friday, July 10, 2015, Pope Francis visited the Santa Cruz-Palmasola Rehabilitation Center and gave an address to the young offenders. Read the full text of the address below:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! I could not leave Bolivia without seeing you, without sharing that faith and hope which are the fruit of the ...read more