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  • New Assisi shrine is reminder to shed attachment to money, pope says

    • Apr 18, 2017

    On occasion of the decision of the Diocese of Assisi to establish a shrine in memory of the “divestiture” of St. Francis, Pope Francis wrote a letter offering his blessing and support. “Unfortunately, 2,000 years after the proclamation of the Gospel and eight centuries after the witness of Francis, we face a phenomenon of global inequity and an economy that kills,” the pope said.

  • At Easter, Catholics urged to welcome God’s love, share with others

    • Apr 17, 2017

    In his Easter message, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that while some people may not feel worthy of Christ’s love because he “paid so high a price for our salvation,” they should not be afraid.

  • Roman Missal calls Easter Vigil ‘mother of all vigils’ for a reason

    Roman Missal calls Easter Vigil ‘mother of all vigils’ for a reason

    • Apr 16, 2017

    The Easter Vigil is loaded with symbolism. It must take place after dark and begins with the lighting of the fire outside and the inside lighting of the Paschal candle, whose light is passed on to individual candles. There are seven Old Testament readings telling the salvation history, sung responses between readings and a sung proclamation called an Exsultet.