Monthly Archives: September 2016

‘Wherever people reach out, there the Church must be’: homily at canonization Mass of Mother Teresa

Pope Francis this morning declared Mother Teresa a saint before a huge crowd in St Peter’s Square, before going on to celebrate Mass (see report at Crux). This was his homily. Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis at the Mass and Rite … Continue reading

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Mother and the media: the holiness that captivated (most) reporters

[Austen Ivereigh] As the great river of articles and commentary now gushing forth on Mother Teresa in advance of her canonization Sunday shows, perhaps no one in the modern age – with the exception of recent popes – has managed to … Continue reading

Posted in canonisations/beatifications, Mother Teresa, Pope Francis

Pope declares care of creation the eighth Work of Mercy

Pope Francis has said that the seven corporal and spiritual works of mercy can now include an eighth work of ‘care for our common home’: as a spiritual work, gratefully contemplating God’s world, and as a corporal work, performing daily … Continue reading

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