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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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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 9: Deep Roots

More with Pope Francis and his address to the bishops of Latin America. The Church appreciates like few others the deep-rooted shared wisdom that is the basis of every reality in Latin America.  She lives daily with that reserve of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 8: A Sacrament of Unity

We’re about halfway through the address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America last month. Some typical language from Pope Francis, colorful and thoughtful on the sins of the Americas: A Church able to be a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 7: A Permanent State of Mission

Continuing here with the address of Pope Francis last month to his brother bishops of Latin America. We would never have heard language like “permanent state of mission” before Vatican II. Or that much in the immediate years after that. … Continue reading

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Pro Pope Francis

Some discussion at PrayTell on the petition of encouragement for Pope Francis. Some of the discussion involves thoughtfulness on the demerits of signing. From Fr Anthony Ruff: I admit that I’m a bit uneasy with this thing. It feels to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 6: Not Yielding To Discouragement

In his address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America, Pope Francis addresses the matter many of us in ministry often find in ourselves. It would be an Ignatian discipline to go back to the original … Continue reading

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