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  • Pope Francis was at home praying with the Church’s charismatics

    Pope Francis was at home praying with the Church’s charismatics

    Rather than shunning individuals and movements that at first seem peculiar or different, the lesson of Pentecost is that despite having different parts, “we were all baptized into one body.” And sometimes the force of one of those parts, can serve to strengthen the whole if we allow it the space to operate and grow, including the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

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  • Rome’s ‘city under the city’ reveals the pioneers of the faith

    Rome’s ‘city under the city’ reveals the pioneers of the faith

    Rome is popularly known as the “Eternal City,” but there’s an even older complex located beneath the teeming streets and piazzas of the modern urban space, formed by the catacombs. Explorers who have charted and made accessible those spaces have, in effect, excavated the stories of the pioneers of the Christian faith.

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  • Francis appoints “pastor” as new vicar of Rome

    Francis appoints “pastor” as new vicar of Rome

    Pope Francis has chosen Bishop Angelo De Donatis to run the Diocese of Rome. A noted spiritual director in the diocese, he was chosen to lead the first Lenten spiritual exercises of the pontificate in 2014. In 2015, Francis himself consecrated De Donatis as an auxiliary bishop for the diocese.

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