Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Why be afraid when God is always showing the way, pope says at audience

Posted by - April 29, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians always have hope, no matter how bleak, bad or uncertain the journey, because they know God is always by their side, Pope Francis said. In fact, “even crossing parts of the world (that are) wounded, where things are not going well, we are among those who, even there, continue to

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A child waves a Mexican flag as Pope Francis leads the "Regina Coeli" in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 23, Divine Mercy Sunday. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

Mercy opens the door to understanding the mystery of God, pope says

Posted by - April 29, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mercy is a true form of knowledge that allows men and women to understand the mystery of God’s love for humanity, Pope Francis said. Having experienced forgiveness, Christians have a duty to forgive others, giving a “visible sign” of God’s mercy, which “carries within it the peace of heart and the

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Pope Francis celebrates his morning Mass April 24 in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Humility needed to avoid preaching watered-down Gospel, pope says

Posted by - April 29, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The only way to give an authentic witness of Christ’s death and resurrection is by sharing the Gospel with humility, Pope Francis said. Christians who preach must resist the temptation of power, pride and worldliness, which can lead to “preaching a watered-down Gospel without strength, a Gospel without Christ crucified and

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Pope Francis celebrates his morning Mass April 24 in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Faith leads to freedom, not compromise, pope says at morning Mass

Posted by - April 29, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christian faith is belief in the concrete work of God and leads to concrete witness and action by believers, Pope Francis said. The Christian creed details concrete events because “the Word was made flesh, it was not made an idea,” the pope said April 24 during his morning Mass in the

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Pope Francis leads a prayer service at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew in Rome April 22, 2017. The service was in memory of Christians killed for their faith in the 20th and 21st centuries. (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, pool)

Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God’s love

Posted by - April 29, 2017

ROME (CNS) — The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God’s love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said. At Rome’s Basilica of St. Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs,

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Sister Carol Sansone, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who is principal at St. Joseph School in Imperial, Mo., speaks with another attendee April 18 at the National Catholic Educational Association's Convention & Expo at the America's Center in St. Louis. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

Catholic educators get new ideas at annual NCEA convention

Posted by - April 29, 2017

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — More than 8,000 Catholic educators attended the April 18-20 National Catholic Educational Association Convention in St. Louis this year and many of them picked up ideas during the gathering to use in their own schools. Sister Judith Abique, a Sister of St. Paul of Chartres, plans to integrate Theology of the

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Bishop Ryan with Tan Ko and his family after the Mass at Mt. Carmel Cathedral where Tan Ko was recognized for his 41 years of service to the Church.

Mt. Carmel Cathedral Honors Tan Ko for his 41 Years of Service

Posted by - April 29, 2017

He has passion for baseball and a great devotion and love for the Church. He has been involved in baseball and softball for over 50 years as a statistician and for the last 41 years he was a symbol of servant leadership to the Cathedral parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Francisco Palacios or

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The artist, B. E. Murillo’s painting of Mary’s apparition to St. Peter Nolasco.

The Knights of Mercy
– Mercedarian Beginnings –

Posted by - April 29, 2017

MEDIEVAL times fascinate most people; they love to hear of the stories about knights and chivalry. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table searching for the Holy Grail are perhaps the most memorable tales of Knighthood. While such tales abound, few people have ever heard of the valiant Knights of Peter Nolasco. “Knighthood”

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ESFDB Junior High Mock Trial Team posed with long time Rota educator and mock trial judge Aniceto Mundo.

ESFDB “Tomorrow’s Attorneys” hold School Level “Civil War” Junior High Mock Trial Event

Posted by - April 29, 2017

By Edward C. Maratita, Jr. The next generation of lawyers from Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja dubbed as “Tomorrow’s Attorneys”, piled into the Rota Judicial Center on April 25 as part of their school level “Civil War” Junior High Mock Trial. The Junior High Mock Trials are held every year in March or April and

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