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Homily of Pope Francis at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, July 24, 2013 My Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, What joy I feel as I come to the house of the Mother of every Brazilian, the Shrine of our Lady of Aparecida! The day after my election as Bishop of ...read more
Today on Perspectives, hundreds of thousands attend the opening mass of World Youth Day Rio, a look at Vivo Rio and Catholic News Service talks to people at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida. ...read more
Message of Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, at the close of the Opening Mass of the 28th World Youth Day on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, July 23, 2013 Dearest young people! The long-awaited day has arrived: the inauguration of the 28th World Youth Day. Welcome to Rio ...read more
Homily of Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta at the Opening Mass of the 28th World Youth Day on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, July 23, 2013 Dear young people! Distinguished authorities, ecclesiastical, civil, and military! Beloved People of God! We are starting World Youth Day Rio 2013! You are all welcome! This wonderful city has ...read more
Blessed Chiara Luce Badano Chiara Luce Badano was born in Sassello, Italy. When she was 10 years old, she had an encouter with God that changed her life. From that point forward, she decided to radically live the Gospel, seeking to love all those around her. When she was 18, she was diagnosed with a ...read more
Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the 28th World Youth Day on Monday, July 22nd. He addressed government officials, dignitaries and the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff with these words: Madam President, Distinguished Authorities, Brethren and Friends! In his loving providence, God wished that the first international trip of my pontificate should take ...read more
  S+L’s Sebastian Gomes catches up with Fr. Tom Rosica after a Holy See press conference discussing the events of Pope Francis’s flight to Brazil and arrival in Rio. During the Pope’s visit to South America, Fr. Tom is serving as Assistant to Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Director of the Holy See Press Office. ...read more
  Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis has arrived! The Holy Father touches down in Rio; we bring you your connection to all things WYD; Vancouver pilgrims on the week ahead; and the feast of Mary Magdalene, model of conversion. ...read more
Saint Rose of Lima Isabel Flores was born in Lima, Peru in 1576. Rosa was her nickname because of her beauty. She was the first saint of the Americas and is noted for her intense life of prayer and penance. Although she experienced many difficulties in her life, she maintained an extraordinary serenity, imitating the ...read more
Salt and Light Photo: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil By Sebastian Gomes World Youth Day Rio is about to begin and everyone is wondering what Pope Francis is going to say and do on his first trip back to South America.  Well, last week I may have uncovered a major clue. A ...read more