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Pope John XXIII – Saint in the Age of Television

It is fitting that Pope John XXIII be canonized a saint by Pope Francis -- they share a focus on humility, prayer, the surprises of the Holy Spirit and breaking papal protocol to draw near to the simple people, Catholics and non-Catholics, believers and non-believers....

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St. Maria Goretti – Pope Pius XII

In his homily at the canonization of St. Maria Goretti, a paragon of chastity and purity, Pope Pius XII notes how the example of her life and death is a call to all Christians to a persistent, even relentless pursuit of virtue and perfection....

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Who am I to Judge?

The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew's gospel includes such tough such as love your enemies, turn the other cheek, and judge not. How are we to understand such things and put them into practice? The examples of Jesus & St. Thomas More...

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Mother Teresa on Abortion

Mother Teresa is best known for her dedication to serving the poorest of the poor as a witness to the Gospel of Mercy. Yet that did not prevent her from speaking out about abortion, an issue that some believe is a political or religious...

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Radical Discipleship – a Call for All

In Luke 14, Jesus speaks some very disturbing words to anyone who wants to be his disciple. He talks about discipleship as requiring people to renounce not only their possessions but also their own life and family. The example of Thomas More shows...

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Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen – John Paul II

John Paul II's proclamation of Saint Thomas More as Patron of Statesmen and Politicians, an example of moral integrity, a witness to the primacy of the truth over power and a defender of the inalienable dignity of the human conscience....

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Sr. Faustina Kowalska and Divine Mercy- Pope John Paul II

Sr. Faustina Kowalska and Devotion to Divine Mercy A sermon by Pope John Paul II Sr. Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who propagated devotion to the Divine Mercy in the form of a Devotion known as the Divine Mercy Chaplet. This sermon was given by Pope John...