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April 1, 2020

A high school student wrote, “I had just finished my paper route on Easter morning. As I passed the church, the sun was coming up. I didn’t intend to go in for Mass, because I was in the midst of a teenage rejection of the Church.… More

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The Annunciation and Us

In his General Audience of 23 October 2013, Pope Francis said,

At the Annunciation, the Messenger of God calls Mary ‘full of grace’ and reveals his plan to her. Mary answers ‘yes’, and from that moment Mary's faith receives new light: it is concentrated on Jesus, the Son of God, who took flesh from her and in whom all the promises of salvation history are fulfilled.More

8 February: Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking

St Josephine Bakhita was born in Darfur, Sudan, in 1869. She was nine when she was kidnapped and sold as a slave, so traumatised by the experience that she could no longer remember her name. Her captors named her ‘bakhita', which means 'fortunate'.… More

The Hope and Promise of Christmas

The sad list of what’s wrong with our world goes on and on. Christmas does not change the fact that many people live in desperate poverty. Children die of malnutrition and the gap between the rich and poor grows by the minute.… More


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