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CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (CNS) El sacerdote ha sido llamado para estar en medio de sus ovejas, protegiendo a su pueblo, buscando a los extraviados y siempre sirviendo a los necesitados, les dijo el papa Francisco a los sacerdotes del mundo entero. Si el sacerdote quiere superar esos momentos inevitables de tristeza, cansancio y aburrimiento; como también, al mismo tiempo, descubrir su identidad, debe buscar la forma de salir de sí mismo para estar con Dios y su pueblo, dijo el papa en la Misa del sagrado crisma, del 17 de abril, celebrada en la basílica de San Pedro. more
En octubre un número de obispos de alrededor del mundo se reunirán con el Papa Francisco para discutir los “Retos pastorales familiares en el contexto de la Evangelización” otra reunión similar sobre el mismo tópico, se llevará a cabo en octubre del 2015. Aunque la discusión acerca del cuidado pastoral de la familia será muy compresiva y probablemente no tendrá ningún cambio en la ley de la iglesia, hay muchas especulaciones con respecto al asunto de los católicos divorciados y casados solamente por lo civil, para que se les permita recibir la comunión o no. more
Teachers don’t get enough credit. They are liberators. By their generous service, they free us from the dangers and restrictions of ignorance. They inspire us with the wonders of nature and art, walk with us through the story of humanity and lift our minds to contemplate ideals and virtues. Educere, the Latin root of “educate,” means “to lead out.” That is what teachers do. They lead us out of our native darkness into the light of wisdom, knowledge and learning. But, of course, to do any of this, we first have to listen to them. For our own good, we allow teachers an authority in our lives. We listen to them, we obey them, because we trust them to teach the truth; “and the truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). more
“The wounds that divide us are rooted in the loss of confidence that the members of the household of the faith actually, in fact, love one another.” more
WASHINGTON — Lasting about 45 minutes, it was one of the longest addresses delivered by Pope Francis during his visit to the U.S., but it was also perhaps the most important. more
Editor’s Note: During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Rhode Island Catholic will feature news stories and profiles on individuals and groups who are dedicated to performing spiritual and corporal … more
CUMBERLAND — On a recent Saturday afternoon, a baby shower was in full swing at St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland. Three mothers sat opening presents while a roomful of women in sundresses admired … more
On a plane back from Brazil in 2013, Pope Francis uttered his now-famous phrase, “Who am I to judge?” While his response won the instant adulation of many, retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson … more
CHICAGO — A former employee of the controversial Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has filed a lawsuit claiming wrongful termination for challenging the organization’s … more
Years ago someone asked my father what his favorite verses from the Bible were. He quickly responded, “The Twenty-third Psalm.” I was stunned that my father came up with an answer at all and even … more
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