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Pope Francis’ Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

in the Gospel we heard, there is an expression of Jesus’ that always strikes me: «You give them something to eat “(Lk 9:13). Starting from this sentence, I will allow myself be guided by three words: discipleship, communion, sharing.

1. First of all: who are those to be fed? The answer is found at the beginning of the Gospel: the crowds, the multitude. Jesus is in the midst…

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-homily-for-the-solemnity-of-corpus-christi?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch


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Holy See Says Morning After Pill “Direct Attack” on the Unborn

The so-called Morning After Pill, often called “emergency contraception” by the medical establishment, is not a “life-saving commodity,” the head of the Holy See delegation told the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva this week. Such drugs are in reality…

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/holy-see-says-morning-after-pill-direct-attack-on-the-unborn?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch


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The Practice of Exorcism in the Church Today

In the television program “Vaderretro” of the SAT 2000 channel of the Italian Episcopal Conference, a video was shown of Pope Francis praying while imposing his hands on a young man in a wheelchair. In the program some thought it was an exorcism. …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/the-practice-of-exorcism-in-the-church-today?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch


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Over 1 Million March Against Gay Marriage in France

Manif pour tous” (Manifestation in Favor of All), held another demonstration on Sunday, May 26, which gathered more than a million people, who called for the withdrawal of the  recently approved same-sex “marriage” law signed by President François Hollande. …

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Pope Francis: The Path of The Lord Leads to the Cross

Placing emphasis on the Gospel of the day, the Holy Father recalled the words of Christ who said that those who follow Him will receive “many good things” but “with persecution.”

“The path of the Lord is a road of humility, a road that ends in the Cross,” the Pope said. …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-the-path-of-the-lord-leads-to-the-cross?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch