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Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - 15 June

Last edited 21st June 2012

Today - 15 June 2012 - is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus! The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI speaking of the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus two years ago said:

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Pope Reflects on Power of Prayer During Difficult Times

Last edited 13th June 2012

During the general audience this week, Benedict XVI continued his catechesis on the series of prayer with a reflection on the writings of St. Paul. The Pope also sent a special message to those taking part in the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin: "I invite all of you to join me in praying that the Congress will bear rich spiritual fruit in a greater appreciation of our Lord’s gift of himself to us in the Eucharist".

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How to Have a Religious Experience

Last edited 11th June 2012

If God has reached down to us and opened up the pathway to eternal relationship with Him, than the role of the Christian is not to try, but to acknowledge. It’s not to reach, but to surrender and accept. It’s not to achieve, but to humble ourselves to the fact that there is One Who Has Achieved It All.

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The Practical Power of Public Prayer

Last edited 11th June 2012

"As we begin our journey together I would like to ask all of you to bow your heads with me and join in a word of prayer."

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Last edited 12th June 2012

Corpus Christi (Body and Blood of Christ) is a Eucharistic solemnity, or better, the solemn commemoration of the institution of that sacrament. It is, moreover, the Church's official act of homage and gratitude to Christ, who by instituting the Holy Eucharist gave to the Church her greatest treasure.

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The Three Temptations of the Church

Last edited 5th June 2012

In Volume I of Jesus of Nazareth, authored by Pope Benedict XVI before he became pontiff, the three temptations of Christ in the desert before entering public life are considered.

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Catholic Prayers to Mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Last edited 4th June 2012

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has requested that every parish celebrate a Mass with prayers to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II this Sunday 3 June - the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

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European Christians - Pope's Mission Intention for June 2012

Last edited 7th June 2012

In addition to asking Catholics everywhere to pray for believers to recognize the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the Holy Father has also asked for us to pray this month, "That Christians in Europe may rediscover their true identity and participate with greater enthusiasm in the proclamation of the Gospel." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's mission intention for June 2012 in this video.

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for June 2012: Christians Living in Europe, and the Eucharist

Last edited 1st June 2012

This month, the Holy Father has asked us to pray, "That believers may recognize in the Eucharist the living presence of the Risen One who accompanies them in daily life"; and also, "That Christians in Europe may rediscover their true identity and participate with greater enthusiasm in the proclamation of the Gospel". Watch this video for more!

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Pope Benedict Invites Italian Movement to Continue Witness of Faith

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Pope Benedict XVI gathered with 50,000 members of the Italian charismatic movement 'Renewal in the Spirit' to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its founding. The celebration, which was held on the eve of Pentecost, took place in St. Peter’s Square. An offspring of the charismatic renewal of the 1970’s, Renewal in the Spirit is comprised of of both lay and religious. The movement is actively involved in evangelization efforts, cultural and social events aimed at promoting a "culture of Pentecost."

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