Making Jesus Known — and Roses Bloom in Winter

November 22, 2013 by  
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The Tidings – Archbishop José H. Gomez – November 22, 2013 As I write, I’m on my way home from a meeting of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. The gathering in Mexico City brought together bishops and lay leaders from Rome and across the Americas to consider the topic, “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star […]

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We are Made for Life, We are Made for Love

October 30, 2013 by  
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Seek First the Kingdom – Cardinal Donald Wuerl – October 29, 2013 Going to the outskirts to encounter others, as Pope Francis asks, means confronting those great existential questions, being ready to give a reason for our hope when people ask: Why are we here? What’s the meaning of life? What’s the point of it […]

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A Message for Our Young People

October 28, 2013 by  
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Seek First the Kingdom – Cardinal Donald Wuerl – October 25, 2013 One of my great joys is meeting so many young people who are excited about their faith. As we continue to reflect on our faith and its role in our lives during this Year of Faith, I’d like to address in a particular […]

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Live the Faith, Share It, Teach It, Pope Tells Evangelization Council

October 15, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Service – By Cindy Wooden – October 14, 2013 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Evangelization requires people who joyfully and lovingly live their faith, are not afraid to go out to share it and know how to transmit to others the essential teachings of the church, Pope Francis said. The world needs “the oxygen […]

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Cardinal Dolan, in Rome, Lauds Pope’s ‘New Strategy’ of Evangelization

October 10, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Service – By Francis X. Rocca – October 9, 2013 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ recent warning against overemphasizing moral teachings against abortion, same-sex marriage and contraception means that U.S. bishops should emulate his positive approach to evangelization, not shift the priorities of their public policy agenda, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan […]

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Catholic Education: Looking to the Future with Confidence and Hope

September 17, 2013 by  
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Seek First the Kingdom – Cardinal Donald Wuerl – September 14, 2013 First, Jesus invited his disciples to follow him. Then, before he ascended into heaven, he called them to be his witnesses, to bring his Gospel to the world. That great commission is our call today, as we undertake the work of the New […]

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Lack of Christ the ‘Greatest Poverty,’ Pope tells Movement

August 22, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Agency – August 20, 2013 Rimini, Italy, Aug 20, 2013 / (CNA) – Pope Francis welcomed the 34th Rimini Meeting, an annual gathering organized by the lay movement Communion and Liberation, by encouraging participants to bring Christ to those who do not know him. “We are poor in love, thirsty for truth and […]

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Mary: Mother of the Church

August 8, 2013 by  
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Seek First the Kingdom – Cardinal Donald Wuerl – August 8, 2013 We have been reflecting on Mary as a model for the evangelizer by examining three distinct characteristics of evangelization. Catholic evangelization is marked by a deep sense of conversion. All of us are called to a deeper relationship with the risen Lord and […]

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New Saints for a New World of Faith

August 6, 2013 by  
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The Tidings – Archbishop José H. Gomez – August 2, 2013 The following is adapted from an address Archbishop Gomez delivered to the annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on July 26. I have three basic points that I want to talk with you about. The first is this: America was founded […]

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Our Catholic Schools Are About Evangelization

Tertium Quid – Vol. 3, Issue 5 – By Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron – July 24, 2013 The following was presented by Archbishop Allen Vigneron on February 8, 2012 as the keynote address at the O’Meara Ferguson symposium, “Catholic Education: Sustaining the Mission” … To talk about the practical urgency for Catholic schools is to […]

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