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Pope: Let Joy of Easter be Imprinted on Our Hearts

Vatican City, April 22, 2014

“Let the joy of the Risen Lord be imprinted in our hearts and lives,” Pope Francis told the faithful gathered in a sunny St. Peter’s Square on Easter Monday.

During his Regina Caeli address, the Holy Father said in Italian — with a touch of Greek: “Happy Easter! Christos Anesti! – Alethòs anèsti, ‘Christ is risen! – He’s truly risen.’ He is among us, here in the square! …

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We Wish You A Blessed & Happy Easter from PLC  Easter 2014-  Jesus’ Resurrection Is Real! “If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith “1 Corinthian 15:13-14.   The same way that the world has secularized and commercialized our Christmas celebration, so it is with the Christian proclamation of the risen Jesus. The world has upstaged this solemn, holy and glorious celebration with the end of college basketball,

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City of Rome Ready for Canonization, Says Mayor

Rome, April 20, 2014

The mayor of Rome said Thursday that they were “ready, very ready” to welcome the 800,000 pilgrims expected to descend on the city on 27 April for the Canonizations of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.

“The only remaining criticality is that we are expecting 2,000 coaches to arrive, while only 500 have registered so far,” said city mayor Ignazio Marino. “We have asked for law-enforcement agents to …

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God’s Not Dead

The world may think we are idiots for believing, but we have the wisdom of God!

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