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It's Time for Catholics to Embrace Halloween
Last edited 30th October 2014

As we near All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween, we fired some questions at the walking encyclopedia that is Father Steve Grunow, and he responded with everything you ever wanted to know about Halloween and its deeply Catholic roots.


Welcoming Singles in Our Parishes
Last edited 29th October 2014

A couple of weeks ago, Catholic Talk published a blog titled “Is the Synod ignoring the singles?” Separated couples, divorced and remarried persons, divorced and not remarried persons, single parents and homosexual persons were all specific mentions in Synod documents, but there appears to have been no mention of never-married people at the Synod at all. For single Catholics, it can feel that they are not seen as part of a family.

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Pope Francis: God's Image is Revealed in the Face of Our Brothers
Last edited 27th October 2014

The message Pope Francis sent during his Sunday Angelus address was that love of God and neighbor are inseparably united, and that we see God’s face most clearly in the weak and vulnerable.

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Keeping’ It Real: Why Sunday Mass is Important
Last edited 27th October 2014

Sunday Mass is a really big deal. Keeping the Sabbath holy isn’t just about rest. It’s about so much more than that – it’s about giving the Lord the praise He is due, it’s about remembering all that He has done for us, it’s about spending time with the family God gave us, it’s about making sure we keep the Lord as God, and not work or money… it’s about a thousand or so wonderful things that Jesus has done and wants to do in your life.


Laudate, the Number one Catholic App on iTunes
Last edited 26th October 2014

It's been downloaded over 500,000 times. With those numbers, Laudate can be considered the most successful Catholic app on the market. It offers everything you need to know to follow the Mass. The app is updated daily with readings and reflections as well. With an interactive Rosary, users can pray via podcast or on their own.


Returning to Jesus Christ: How the Gospel Addresses a Culture that has Forgotten How to Love
Last edited 23rd October 2014

Whatever the failures of the Church and challenges of the modern world, what people most need is to encounter God in Christ. Only here will they find goodness and beauty purified and perfected. In this article, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP explores our modern culture, and discusses our yearning for love, for service, and for truth.

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Pope Francis Reflects on the Church as the Body of Christ
Last edited 22nd October 2014

Continuing his series of Wednesday catechesis on the Church, Pope Francis devoted his October 22 general audience to the Church as the Body of Christ.


Message of the Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges to the Family
Last edited 19th October 2014

Over the weekend a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the Message of the Third Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to the “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation” (5-19 October). The speakers were Cardinals Raymundo Damasceno Assis, archbishop of Aparecida, Brazil, delegate president; Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture and president of the Commission for the Message and Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, India.

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Pope Francis' Speech at the Conclusion of the Synod
Last edited 19th October 2014

At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey. Here is Vatican Radio's provisional translation of Pope Francis' address to the Synod Fathers:

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Synod report: Is there a seismic shift in Catholic approach to marriage?
Last edited 16th October 2014

No. There’s no change whatsoever in the Catholic Church’s teaching and doctrine on marriage and sexuality, contrary to what you may be hearing.


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