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Pope Francis explains Miserere Psalm during General Audience

Video. (Rome Reports). In our continuing catechesis for this Holy Year of Mercy, we now conclude our treatment of the Old Testament with a consideration of Psalm 51, the Miserere. This Psalm is traditionally seen as King David’s prayer for forgiveness following his sin with [...]
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Pope Francis' homily for the Opening of the Synod on the Family

In his homily for the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis, citing St. John Paul II, said: "Error and evil must always be condemned and opposed; but the man who falls or who errs must be understood and loved." Download pdf. "If we love [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, Grace, Church, Marriage, Dignity, family, Synod on the Family
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St Josemaria and the Marian Year for Families

Video. Opus Dei is living a special year of prayer for families. June 26, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the death of Saint Josemaria, marks the halfway point of the year. Bishop Javier Echevarría recalls some advice from Saint Josemaría for families.
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St Josemaria speaks about Alvaro del Portillo

The feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo will be celebrated for the first time on May 12, 2015. He was beatified on September 27, 2014, in Madrid, Spain, the city where he was born. St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, chose Alvaro when he [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Faithfulness, Fortitude, Generosity, Holiness, Virtues, Josemaria Escriva
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“Be faithful, be an apostle,” John Paul II told me

Alejandra Vanney is a lawyer who in the 90s moved from Argentina to Poland to help begin the apostolic work of Opus Dei there. Her work at the University of Warsaw gave her the opportunity to travel to Rome to take part in several encounters [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, Church, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Poland, calling
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Here I am!

As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of [...]
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Christ’s Faithfulness and the priest’s faithfulness

Dear brother priests, In the time in which we live it is particularly important that the call to participate in the one Priesthood of Christ in the ordained Ministry flourishes in the “charism of prophecy”: there is a great need for priests who speak of [...]
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Love Our Lady!

Video. Father, could you tell us, more than ever in times like these, what genuine devotion we should have for our Blessed Lady as her sons, what our relationship with her should be as priests, to stay faithful to our priesthood?
Tags: Faithfulness, Priesthood, Holy Rosary, Our Lady, diocesan priests
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The Fifth Sorrow: The Death of Jesus on the Cross

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Faithfulness, Fortitude, Our Lady
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Loving the Church

Meditate on this frequently: I am a Catholic, a child of Christ’s Church. He brought me to birth in a home that is his, without my doing anything to deserve it. My God, how much I owe you! The Forge, 16 What joy to be able to say [...]
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