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Thursday 20 September

Sts Andrew Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang & Companions 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Psalm 118; Luke 7:36-50 Believe in God’s goodness Simon the Pharisee invites Jesus to the table. Simon offers minimal hospitality. In contrast, the woman has been unselfconsciously generous in her display of respect and affection for Jesus. She is humble and contrite. She can […]

Pope’s Visit to South Korea

The Charismatic Pope By Fr Emmanuel Kermoal  MEP Although only 10% of the population of South Korea is Catholic, the Koreans welcomed the Pope with great simplicity, enthusiasm and respect. In France. a strongly secular country*, it is not always easy to speak about religion in “the public square,” and the visit of a religious […]

A Spiritual Tsunami

By Fr Philippe Blot From 13th to 18th August, 2014, Pope Francis went for the first time to Asia, on the occasion of the Asian Youth Days which were celebrated at Daejon, in South Korea. Those five days, very in-tensely organised, were distinguished by the beatification ceremony for 124 martyrs. The visit aroused a Catholic […]

On the Beatitudes and in Korea

Christians should memorise the beatitudes which Jesus taught as the path to true happiness, Pope Francis has said. Speaking at his weekly audience at the Vatican on August 6, the Pope linked the beatitudes, the Ten Commandments and the Last Judgement. Some 6000 people heard the Pope tell them he was so serious about Christians […]

September Saints

Saint Rosalia  (d 1160) Saint Rosalia was born at Palermo in Sicily. In her youth, her heart turned from earthly vanities to God. She left her home to live in a cave, on the walls of which she wrote these words: “I, Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses and Quisquina, have taken the resolution […]