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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

The Saints Change the Course of History

We offer some excerpts of the homily of Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, on the feast of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, given on June 20, 2015, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. Read the completed text. Jesus goes into the world of work to call his first [...]
Tags: The Way, Faith, Divine sonship, Grace, Church, Holiness, Work, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation, Evangelization, US, Josemaria Escriva

Is it Possible to Face Death Serenely?

“Jesus’ Resurrection does not only give us the certainty of life after death, it also illumines the very mystery of the death of each one of us. If we live united to Jesus, faithful to him, we will also be able to face the passage [...]
Tags: Love of God, Heaven, Cross, Faith, Grace, Death, happiness, life, eternity

Pope Francis asks Catholics to 'bother your pastors'

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims joined Pope Francis for the Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday. On the feast day of the Good Shepherd, the Pope recalled that although many people call themselves "shepherds,” only the "Risen Christ is the true Shepherd.” He asked all Catholics [...]
Tags: Grace, Church, Priesthood, Vocation, diocesan priests, Pope Francis, mercy

By chance?

I am from South Korea, and have lived in Kyoto, Japan, since my marriage. I have three children. The oldest is Hikaru (Japanese for “light”), four years old; her Christian name is Anna Maria. Then comes Kaoru (“perfume”). He is two, and when he was [...]
Tags: Faith, Grace, family, Opus Dei members, calling, Japan

How can we sanctify our work and sanctify ourselves through our work?

All I’ve done is act as loudspeaker for our Lord... Scripture says, “he chose us (...) before the foundation of the world that we should be holy (...) in his presence”
Tags: Grace, Holiness, Work

How can we be deeply human

A priest asks St Josemaria: “Father, how can we priests be deeply human, while we desire to be divine?”
Tags: Grace, Humility, Jesus Christ, Priesthood, diocesan priests

The Christian's vaulting-pole

What St Josemaria learnt from Olympic athletes about Christian living
Tags: sports, Grace, Ascetical struggle

5th Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist

And when the hour had come, he reclined at table, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said to them, ‘I have greatly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you that I will eat of it [...]
Tags: Eucharist, Generosity, Grace, Sacraments, Holy Rosary

On the feast of Pentecost

Dowload the Homily: "The Great Unknown" in pdf format, a homily given on Whit Sunday, May 25, 1969 God with you Alone! You are not alone. We are keeping you close company from afar. Besides..., the Holy Spirit, living in your soul in grace – God [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Holy Spirit, Grace