Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Pope at Epiphany: the Church’s mission is to reflect God’s light

Pope Francis homily at today’s Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany, St Peter’s The words of the Prophet Isaiah – addressed to the Holy City of Jerusalem – are also meant for us.  They call us to rise and … Continue reading

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What to expect in 2016: the top ten predictable church stories

[Austen Ivereigh] While it’s impossible to predict most of what will happen in 2016 — not least because Pope Francis likes to improvise — some of the main Catholic stories this year are already in the diary. These are my ‘top ten’ … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s New Year message: see how the ‘ocean’ of mercy drowns the ‘torrent’ of misery

[Austen Ivereigh] In two homilies yesterday, Pope Francis opened the New Year with sobering reflections on the state of the world, urging people to look beyond the gloomy headlines to grasp the powerful effect of God’s mercy. Noting how the mystery … Continue reading

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