Text of the message sent by His Eminence Cardinal Sarah to a conference for priests held in Thornycroft Hall (Manchester, UK) in March 2013. The Cardinal had been due to deliver this lecture but was unable to attend because of the Conclave.
"Since last October 11th, [...]
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Interview with Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, published March 24, 2013 in the Spanish daily La Razon. The new Pope, says Bishop Echevarria, “will often find support in the rich, ever-relevant teachings of Benedict XVI.”
LR: How did you receive the news that we [...]
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An article published in ABC in Spain, written by Bishop Javier Echevarria, about Benedict XVI and his teachings.
“I will not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18), Christ told his Apostles. He promised to send them the Holy Spirit, who would make them more fully children [...]
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June 23rd, 1946. It was nine-thirty when they reached home, an apartment at 9 Piazza della Citta Leonina, just a few yards away from the wall connecting the Vatican with Castel Sant’Angelo.
The apartment, which Don Alvaro had taken shortly before the Father arrived, [...]
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In 1971, St Josemaria decided to consecrate Opus Dei to the Holy Spirit, thinking of how much the Church needed all her members to be holy.
He himself composed the prayer of consecration, which is renewed in all Opus Dei centers every year, on the [...]
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Pope Benedict has been the successor of St. Peter, visible Head of the Church, for five years, as of April 19. But because the sexual abuse of minors by priests and other persons in positions of trust has been a widespread and longstanding problem in [...]
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Converted to Catholicism at the age of 28 after reading G. K. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce is the author of Literary Converts and many biographies of converts and literary figures. In this recent interview for www.josemariaescriva.info he speaks of how much he was helped by St [...]
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The majestic façade of St Peter’s Basilica was completed in 1614, when the thirteen statues of the risen Christ, St John the Baptist, and eleven Apostles were placed on the balustrade surmounting the edifice. The square in front of it, however, did not yet have [...]
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I have the joy of welcoming the Orthodox Patriarch of Romania, His Beatitude Teoctist, and the distinguished members of his delegation who have accompanied him to Rome for a visit that starts today. His Beatitude the Patriarch has just arrived and I wanted his visit [...]
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Dear brothers and sisters,
Ut in gratiarum semper actione maneamus! May we always live in constant thanksgiving! Deo omnis gloria! All the glory to God! These were two of the aspirations that inspired St Josemaría, whose feast we are celebrating today and whose exemplary daily life [...]
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