Jose Maria Hernandez Garnica was born in Madrid on 17 November 1913. He gained three doctorates: in Mining Engineering, Natural Science, and Theology.
He joined Opus Dei on 28 July 1935. He died in Barcelona on December 7, 1972.
He responded generously to God's specific call, and [...]
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1. What is the Church?
The word “Church” (Latin ecclesia, from the Greek ek-ka-lein, to “call out of”) means a convocation or an assembly. It designates the assemblies of the people, usually for a religious purpose. Ekklesia is used frequently in the Greek Old Testament for [...]
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October 23, 2013 (Romereports.com) More than 85,000 thousand people packed St. Peter's Square for the Pope's General Audience. To accommodate such a large number of pilgrims organizers closed of neighboring Pius XII Square.
For about 45 minutes, the Pope rode around the [...]
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(Romereports.com) The topic of becoming apostles was the focus of Wednesday's General Audience at St. Peter's Square. Pope Francis explained why the Church is considered “Apostolic” and what that means for Christians today.
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October 9, 2013. (Romereports.com) The rain and clouds showed up, along with thousands of pilgrims, to Wednesday's General Audience with Pope Francis. But it didn't keep him from making his way around the crowd, under the rain, but always with a smile.
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During his general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis talked about contradictions. He explained that the Church is holy, despite the sins and flaws of its members, including that of popes.
He explained that people don't make the Church holy, but [...]
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(romereports.com). Pope Francis has announced that he will canonize both John Paul II and John XXIII, on April 27th, 2014.
The date is quite symbolic. It coincides with the Feast Day of Divine Mercy, which has a strong connection to John Paul II. The Polish [...]
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(romereports.com) During his catechesis for Wednesday's General Audience, Pope Francis explained that unity is the fundamental aspect that defined the Church. The Pope added that the rich diversity of cultures within the Church is an example of how we can overcome differences through the shared [...]
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(Romereports.com) Peace is once again Pope Francis' main concern. He asked every Catholic to pray on September 21, the United Nations' International Day for Peace. The World Council of Churches has made the same request.
The Pope encouraged Catholics to take an active [...]
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(Romereports.com)During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis described the Church as a Mother. He explained that just like a parent, the Church gives life, nourishes and accompanies her children throughout life. Reflecting on this powerful bond, the Pope then added that part of the relationship [...]
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