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IMAGE: CNS/Paul HaringBy David AgrenMEXICO CITY (CNS) -- PopeFrancis demanded forceful denunciations of drug violence in Mexico from thecountry's bishops, who have preferred timid pronouncements instead of speakingprophetically on a tragedy that has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past 10 years and left an another 25,000 Mexicans missing.Speaking Feb. 13 to an audienceof bishops in Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral, Pope Francis urged them to confrontthe scourge of drug cartels and organized crime by raising their voices,developing pastoral plans, and "drawing in and embracing the fringes ofhuman existence in the ravaged areas of our cities.""I urge you not tounderestimate the moral and anti-social challenge, which the drug trade representsfor young people and Mexican society as a whole," Pope Francis said. "Themagnitude of this phenomenon ... and the gravity of the violence ... do notallow us as pastors of the church to hide behind anodyne denunciations."The pope spoke ...
Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 05:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ historic first pilgrimage to the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City brought reflections of obedience, surrender, and hope as the Holy Father celebrated Mass on Feb. 13. “We have just heard how Mary went to meet her cousin Elizabeth. She sets out without delay, without doubts, without lessening her pace, to be with her relative,” Pope Francis stated during his homily on Feb. 13, pointing to the Gospel of Luke. Mary “is the woman who says ‘yes’...this is the ‘yes’ which prompted her to give the best of herself, going forth to meet the others,” the Holy Father continued.Pope Francis offered these reflections while celebrating Mass at the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe during his 6-day papal trip to the country of Mexico. During his homily, Pope Francis noted that listening to that particular Gospel passage on Ma...
Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Update: 5:45 pm CST - Below is the full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 13 homily at Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City:We have just heard how Mary went to meet her cousin Elizabeth. She sets out without delay, without doubts, without lessening her pace, to be with her relative who was in the last months of her pregnancy. Mary’s encounter with the angel did not hold her back since she did not consider herself privileged, or make her hesitate in leaving those around her. On the contrary, it renewed and inspired an attitude for which Mary is, and always, will be known: she is the woman who says “yes”, a “yes” of surrender to God and, at the same time, a “yes” of surrender to her brothers and sisters. This is the “yes” which prompted her to give the best of herself, going forth to meet the others. Listening to this Gospel passage in this pla...
(Vatican Radio) On the first full day of his visit to Mexico, Pope Francis, celebrated Mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City.The shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world and one that is particularly important to the first Latin American pope. During his homily, drawing inspiration from the episode of the visitation of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, the Holy Father stressed on the “yes” of Mary’s surrender to God which prompted her to give the best of herself, going forth to meet the others.He said the Madonna of Guadalupe “wished to come to the inhabitants of these American lands in the person of the Indian Saint Juan Diego”, and that “she has and continues to accompany the development of this blessed Mexican land.”With reference to the first Miracle in 1531, the Pope said that “God roused the hope of the little ones, of the suffering, of those displaced or...
(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of Holy Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis led the faithful in the Rite of Coronation of the image of the Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe.The miraculous image dates back to 1531, when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. Since that time, the Virgin, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, has been proclaimed Patroness of Mexico, Patroness and Empress of the Americas, and Heavenly Patroness of the Philippines. She is also known as the Protectress of Unborn Children.The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most visited pilgrimmage places in the world, with millions of pilgrims coming each year to venerate the sacred image. Below, please find the prayer for the Coronation of the Image of the Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe:Blessed are you, O Lord,God of heaven and earth,who, in your mercy and justice,cast down the proud,and exalt the humble.In the wondrous designs of your providence,y...
WASHINGTON-The Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, February 1, on behalf of USCCB, the Texas Catholic Conference and several Christian partners in support of a Texas law mandating health and safety standards protecting women who undergo abortions. Other groups joining the brief include the National Association of Evangelicals, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. The case is Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, currently before the U.S. Supreme Court."There is ample evidence in this case that hospital admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirements protect women's lives and health," said the brief. "When such requirements are not enforced, abuses detrimental to women's lives and health arise."The brief noted that some abortion clinics have decla...
 WASHINGTON-Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called on everyone "concerned about the tragedy of abortion" to recommit to a "vision of life and love, a vision that excludes no one" on January 14. His statement marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Cardinal Dolan chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops."Most Americans oppose a policy allowing legal abortion for virtually any reason - though many still do not realize that this is what the Supreme Court gave us," wrote Cardinal Dolan. "Most want to protect unborn children at later stages of pregnancy, to regulate or limit the practice of abortion, and to stop the use of taxpayer dollars for the destruction of unborn children. Yet many who support important goals of the pro-life movement do not identify as 'pro-life,' a fact which should lead us to examine how we present our pro-life vision to others.""Even as Americans rema...
Notice the  word: "gloom".  It means darkness here. We know at times the dark can be scary. When we cannot see we are uncertain which way to go...
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis kicks off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the country's political and ecclesial elites, riding in on the success of his historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church....
HAVANA (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):...
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