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10 Commandments(0)

August 1, 2018

Pope Francis began his catechesis on the ten commandments by pointing out that they are not heartless rules imposed on mankind by an oppressive God, but are rather words given by a father to his children in order to protect them from harm.… More

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On Confirmation

On Confirmation

A summary of the General Audience May 23

Jesus entrusted a great mission to His disciples: “You are the salt of the earth; you are the light of the world” (Cf. Matthew 5:13-16). They are images that make us think of our behaviour, because the lack or excess of salt makes food unpleasant, just as the lack or excess of light impedes our seeing.… More

On the Eucharist

During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of the Eucharist to the life and actions of the Church, saying without Christ’s love and self-sacrifice, everything would be done in vain, since everything Jesus did was for others.… More

The Our Father and the Breaking of the Bread

A summary of the General Audience March 14

In the Last Supper, after Jesus took the bread and the chalice of the wine, and gave thanks to God, He “broke the bread.” In the Eucharistic Liturgy of the Mass, the breaking of the Bread corresponds to this action, preceded by the prayer that the Lord taught us, namely, the “Our Father.”

The Our Father

And so we begin the rite of Communion, prolonging the praise and supplication of the Eucharistic Prayer with the recitation of the “Our Father.” This isn’t one of the many Christian prayers, but THE prayer of the children of God; it’s the great prayer that Jesus taught us.… More

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