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Thursday June 21, 2012 Most Reverend Christopher Coyne, Apostolic Administrator Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) At first glance, the Old Testament reading from Second Kings seems to be one of those readings from the sequence of the weekday lectionary that really doesn’t offer us much food for thought as we gather for this Opening Mass ...read more
Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis that Pope Benedict gave on Wednesday during the general audience. Pope Benedict’s General Audience will air at 2:30 pm ET on our network today. As always, you can live stream this week’s General Audience or any of our programming 24/7 on your computer. Dear brothers and sisters, ...read more
In our continuing series of coverage, we bring you the homily that Cardinal Marc Ouellet proclaimed earlier today at Mass. The closing Mass took place inside Croke Park. It concluded a week of celebrations and activities at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. As a note to our viewers, we will re-broadcast the Statio Orbis Mass ...read more
Published below is today’s homily, as delivered by Cardinal Robert Sarah at Mass. In his homily, Cardinal Sarah reflected on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – an important feast that the Universal Church celebrates today. It was through the body of a young, Jewish girl, living in a tiny village called Nazareth, ...read more
Published below is the full text of John Monaghan’s personal testimony.  Monaghan is the vice president for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Ireland. He offered some sobering stats on the number of people served by the SVDP, increasing poverty and isolation (especially for young people) in Ireland and the resources needed to ...read more
Below you will find the official text for Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle’s catechesis, as delivered on Day 7 of the International Eucharistic Congress. The 50th International Eucharistic Congress has been providing us with a wealth of reflection on The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another. Having explored communion in baptism, in marriage and ...read more
Published below is the official text of Sr. Conchita McDonnell, as delivered on Day 4 of the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. In his talk this afternoon Archbishop Miller highlighted the vital importance for every priest of an intimate relationship with Christ. Quoting Pope Benedict he described this relationship as not a mere intellectual knowledge ...read more
Below you will find the official text for Noreen Carroll’s personal testimony. Good afternoon.  My name is Noreen Carroll. I am a retired Primary school teacher having spent all of my professional life in Primary education.  For the final 17 years of my career I was Principal of a large Catholic girls’ primary school in ...read more
On Day 4 of the IEC, we were delighted to see a familiar face take centre stage. This morning, Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB of Vancouver presented his catechesis, speaking about the “Priest as a Man of Communion.” Below you can find the full copy of his text. Introduction The Eucharist, as we have been hearing ...read more
Below you will find the official text for Breda O’Brien’s personal testimony, as delivered on Day 3 of the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. Good afternoon, everyone. When I was asked to speak at the Congress, I was both deeply honoured and deeply terrified. I have never missed a deadline for my Irish Times column, ...read more