August 2, 2016

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The pastoral imagination of Pope Francis and the gospel according to Giovanni Guareshi

Many Catholics remain amazed, fascinated or frustrated by this new-style Pope who speaks in ways we simply do not expect to hear coming from the Chair of Peter. Biographies and analyses are selling like hot-cakes as people try to understand “Just where is this Pope coming from?” But, if one just listens closely, he does provide an abundance of clues.

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July 29, 2016

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St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

St. Alphonsus Liguori was born Alfonso Maria de’Liguori in Marianella, a town near Naples, Italy, in 1696. He was a brilliant student who, by the age of seventeen, had already earned two doctor’s degrees, one in civil law, the other in canon law, both at the University of Naples. He practiced law with much success for eight years until he lost a major case because of a serious blunder of his own, and he interpreted this as a sign from God to leave the legal profession and study for the priesthood.

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July 28, 2016

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New book on Catholic social teaching offered as free digital download from Pope Francis

The book is offered as a free in-app purchase on a free smart phone app until the close of World Youth Day 2016

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July 26, 2016

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 9

For all those who bear the cross of infertility

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July 25, 2016

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 8

For all those who pray and labor for a rebirth of chastity and purity.

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July 23, 2016

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 6

For all divorced couples, for those having marital difficulty and for broken families

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July 22, 2016

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The Cross: Our hope for forgiveness and salvation

On the day that we die, we want to go to heaven to be with God, the angels and saints, and our loved ones who have gone before us, to live for all eternity in peace and joy, but there is one enormous obstacle to our admittance to heaven: our sins.

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July 22, 2016

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 5

For all who work in entertainment and the arts

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July 21, 2016

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 4

For all doctors, nurses, and all who work in the fields of medicine and pharmacology

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