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Papal Advent advice: Don’t be dominated by material things

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The season of Advent is a reminder to us to open our horizons and have concern for more than just material things, the Pope said Sunday during his Angelus address. Advent is an invitation “to sobriety, to not be dominated by the things of this world, to material reality, but rather to govern them," Pope






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Who was actually called the ‘Green Pope’

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There was once a Pope called “The Green Pope.” He earned the title from both the religious and the secular alike, because he wrote frequently about the environment and asked all Catholics to be better stewards of God’s creation. Under this pope’s pontificate, the Vatican became the world’s first sovereign state to become carbon-neutral, meaning






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Jesus – the King of Poland?

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Churches across Poland celebrated the enthronement of Jesus Christ as the King of Poland last Sunday. At the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland last Saturday, Catholic Bishops of Poland met before President Andrzei Duda and Catholic pilgrims to officially recognize Jesus Christ as the King of Poland. During the ceremony, Christ was called






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A warning from Pope Francis – ‘It always strikes us’

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The season of Advent is a reminder to us to open our horizons and have concern for more than just material things, the Pope said Sunday during his Angelus address. Advent is an invitation “to sobriety, to not be dominated by the things of this world, to material reality, but rather to govern them,” Pope






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Who Needs Advent? I do!

Jesus Christ is not just a memory to the Christian with living faith. He is alive in our midst and living His Life in and through His Body, the Church, of which we are members. The redemptive mission of the Lord Jesus continues until He returns. As Christians, we are invited into the heart of






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Holy Father shares advice on the fear of death

Death and God’s judgment should be on everyone’s mind, but faithfulness to God will conquer our fears, Pope Francis has said. “Fidelity to the Lord does not disappoint. If each one of us is faithful to the Lord, when death comes, we will say like Francis (of Assisi) ‘come sister death…’ we won’t be afraid,”






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Three dynamic emerging Catholic communities in the UK

A closer look at three communities breathing fresh life into the Church It is very easy to feel downhearted about the Church within our nation today. So many developments seem to be about managing decline and coping with a fall in the number of priests and laity. However there are great signs of growth which






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How 13 cardinals changed the course of history

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The letter that proved to be the turning point showed the Holy Spirit was at work in a most unexpected way This time last year the second installment of the synod on the family was unfolding in Rome, the conclusion of which was as yet unknown. Now that we are in the implementation phase of






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