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Pope Francis Announces Jubilee Year of Mercy

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Blog, Catholic Church

Pope Francis Announces Jubilee Year of Mercy

Rome, March 13, 2015 (Zenit.org) Junno Arocho Esteves – During a Penitential Celebration today in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis announced the celebration of an extraordinary Holy Year dedicated to Mercy. The Jubilee of Mercy will begin on December 8th, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on November 20th, 2016, Solemnity of Christ the King. The Holy Father’s announcement was greeted with an applause by those present in the Basilica. “I entrust the organization of this Jubilee to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New...

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Ten Things Pope Francis Wants Us to Know

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Blog, Catholic Church

Ten Things Pope Francis Wants Us to Know

A poor Church for the poor Humility Stay close to people Never give up on God’s mercy We’re all Franciscans now We’re not an NGO Never give in to pessismism Have a sense of humor The importance of unity

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Transforming Communities through Positive Civil Dialogue

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Blog, Catholic Church, Communities

What: Workshop on dialogue When: Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM Where: STM Church Registration fee: $10.00 (includes book) You may pre-register by March 12 (call the parish office for contact information) or you may register the day of the event. The workshop will provide a real experience in dialogue. In several formats, we will put the steps of dialogue into practice, gaining both knowledge of our own blind spots and a deeper understanding of the perspective of others. We will also explore the role of the media and Catholic Church teaching in our dialogue efforts....

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