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General Intention: Ministers of the Gospel. That bishops, priests, and all ministers of the Gospel may bear the courageous witness of fidelity to the crucified and risen Lord. Missionary Intention: Pilgrim Church. That the pilgrim Church on earth may shine as a light to the nations.
General: That believers may recognize in the Eucharist the living presence of the Risen One who accompanies them in daily life. Mission: That Christians in Europe may rediscover their true identity and participate with greater enthusiasm in the proclamation of the Gospel.
General: That initiatives which defend and uphold the role of the family may be promoted within society. Mission: That Mary, Queen of the World and Star of Evangelization, may accompany all missionaries in proclaiming her Son Jesus.
General: That the whole world may recognize the contribution of women to the development of society. Mission: That the Holy Spirit may grant perseverance to those who suffer discrimination, persecution, or death for the name of Christ, particularly in Asia.
From the Holy Father’s November 30th General Audience: In our catechesis on prayer, we now turn to Jesus, who by his own example most fully reveals the mystery of Christian prayer. A significant moment in this regard is Jesus’ prayer following his Baptism, which expresses his both his deepest identity as the Son of God [...]
General: That all peoples may grow in harmony and peace through mutual understanding and respect. Mission: That children and young people may be messengers of the Gospel and that they may be respected and preserved from all violence and exploitation.
General: That the Eastern Catholic Churches and their venerable traditions may be known and esteemed as a spiritual treasure for the whole Church. Mission: That the African continent may find strength in Christ to pursue justice and reconciliation as set forth by the second Synod of African Bishops.
Pope Benedict has issued a Motu Proprio announcing the celebration of a “Year of Faith.” The yearlong celebration, from October 11, 2012-November 24, 2013, will mark not only the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, it will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Holy [...]
General: That all teachers may know how to communicate love of the truth and instill authentic moral and spiritual values. Missionary Intention: That the Christian communities of Asia may proclaim the Gospel with fervor, witnessing to its beauty with the joy of faith.
General Intention: That those who work in the media may always respect truth, solidarity, and the dignity of each person. Missionary Intention: That the Lord may grant the church in China the capacity to persevere in fidelity to the Gospel and to grow in unity.
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