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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio : Our first Latin American Pope, first Jesuit, and our first “Francis.” Please join Catholics United for the Faith in praying for our new Holy Father at this historic moment!
It was announced today that the conclave to elect the successor to Benedict XVI will open March 12. In the meantime, what should the Church be doing? Dan Burke has an excellent article at the National Catholic Register about our duty to pray: If we don’t pray, God’s grace will not be granted. We are God’s chosen [...]
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Although the date for the conclave to elect a new Pope has not been determined yet, the Church has the opportunity to pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance at this time, and in particular for the Cardinals involved in the election process. A new website that randomly selects a Cardinal for “spiritual adoption” is [...]
Today Pope Benedict XVI gave the final Wednesday address if his pontificate to an estimated crowd of 200,000. With heartfelt thanks to those gathered, Benedict offered his personal reflections on his pontificate and his prayers for the Church moving forward. In what was a thoroughly profound address, Benedict reassured the Church that Christ does and [...]
The folks over at Vatican Insider have put together a charming animated series to explain different aspects of a conclave and some of the traditions surrounding a papal election. We have a few more weeks until a new Holy Father is elected, so in the meantime, why not check out the presentation here?
Beginning March 11 the Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction blog will host a 5-week book club on Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey the God (including webinars with author Dan Burke). Navigating the Interior Life discusses the practice of Spiritual Direction within the tradition of the Catholic Church and the different stages of [...]
Emmaus Road author of The Pope and the CEO Andreas Widmer has a meaningful commentary on Pope Benedict’s abdication of his papacy here. In the article, Widmer underlines an important lesson on leadership: Pope Benedict XVI provides a rare but profound example of humility in action. True leaders put their cause before their power and self-interest. [...]
Well, it is the feast of an early Church martyr. Roman Martyrology commemorates the martyrdoms of two individuals, both named Valentine, that took place on February 14. Both were beheaded, one at Rome and the other at Terni (sixty miles away). There is some debate whether there was only one Valentine who was the bishop [...]
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