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The Problem Of Chit Chat

I see many keystrokes online are devoted to the latest from Pope Francis on liturgy: Mass isn’t the time for chit chat. It’s a time for silence, to prepare for dialogue, a moment of gathering yourself and prepare for meeting … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 15: Synthesis

Let’s wrap up this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. The final word of encouragement: passion. I would like to sum up all of this in a phrase that I leave to you as … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 14: Looking With the Eyes of the Poor

More from Pope Francis and his address to his brother bishops of Latin America. One more thing: in this sense, hope must always look at the world with the eyes of the poor and from the situation of the poor. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 13: The Laity

Pope Francis takes notice of the laity in this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. Many of today’s Catholics attempt to justify or explain away clericalism, clouding definitions or appealing to some vague sense … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 12: Hope Has A Woman’s Face

Pope Francis looks to the women of Latin America in this address to his brother bishops south of the Mexico-US border. In Latin America, hope has a woman’s face I need not dwell on the role of women on our … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 11: Hope Has A Young Face

In his address to his brother bishops of Latin America, Pope Francis reminds them–and us–that there are many competitors for the minds and hearts of young people.. In Latin America, hope has a young face We often speak of young … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 10: A Sacrament of Hope

Yet more from Pope Francis’ address to the bishops of Latin America. Hope is a difficult concept for many of us. Faith we often buttress with facts. We convince ourselves that God is real, and we Christians devote much to … Continue reading

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