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Light and Darkness - A Reflection for Laetare Sunday

Last edited 19th March 2012

The fourth Sunday of Lent is known as 'Laetare Sunday'. It is a day to break from the penitential mood of Lent, and instead has a theme of hope and rejoicing that Easter is near. Watch this video for a reflection on the Gospel for Laetare Sunday, 18 March 2012.

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Focolare Couple will Write the Text of this Year's Via Crucis Presided Over by the Pope

Last edited 15th March 2012

Each year a Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) takes place at the Colosseum on Good Friday and is presided over by the Pope. The text that is read is always written by a different author. In 2012, the honor will go to Danilo and Anna Maria Zanzucchi, the Italian couple that launched the movement “New Family,” that's part of the Focolare movement.

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Are You Headed in the Right Direction?

Last edited 13th March 2012

Sometimes in order to get where you need to go, you need to turn around completely. Ask yourself, are you headed in the right direction? This is what Lent is about, assessing whether you need to turn your life around. Watch this video for more.

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Wrong to see Jesus as a Political Revolutionary, Pope Says

Last edited 12th March 2012

Any portrait of Jesus as a political revolutionary is inaccurate, Pope Benedict XVI told his Sunday public audience on March 11. Reflecting on the cleansing of the Temple, recounted in the day’s Gospel reading, the Pope said that some readers interpret it as a “political-revolutionary gesture.” But that interpretation is wrong, he said. The Pontiff pointed out that when Jesus drove out the money-changers, “it did not cause any reaction from the guardians of public order, because it was seen as a typically prophetical act.”

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Praying for Christian Unity

Last edited 11th March 2012

On 10 March, the head of the Church of England met with the Pope in Rome. Let us pray for greater unity between Anglicans and Catholics! Watch this video to reflect on Christian Unity.

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Prayer for Those Affected by Floods

Last edited 7th March 2012

Cities and towns throughout Australia have been faced with serious flooding over the past few days and weeks - particularly in NSW and QLD. Here is a prayer for those affected by the floods, that they will remain safe:

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What is a Purificator?

Last edited 6th March 2012

Julianne Wallace Answers:

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Intro to Lent 1: Prayer

Last edited 5th March 2012

How do you know it's Lent?

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Walking With Jesus - Some Thoughts on Lent

Last edited 5th March 2012

Every year the Church gives us this season to reflect on our lives and the direction in which we are headed. This is what Lent is all about. Do you need to make changes in your life? Are you walking with Jesus, or away from Him? Watch this video for more.

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Persecuted Christians - Pope's Mission Intention for March 2012

Last edited 5th March 2012

In addition to asking Catholics everywhere to pray for the Contribution of Women in the Church this month, the Holy Father has also asked that we pray: "That the Holy Spirit may grant perseverance to those who suffer discrimination, persecution, or death for the name of Christ, particularly in Asia." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict XVI's mission intention for March 2012.

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