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Pope Urges European Bishops to Courageously Evangelize
Last edited 3rd October 2011

Pope Benedict encouraged the bishops of Europe to be zealous and fresh in their approach to evangelizing modern culture, particularly young people.

Pope Says "Do Not Forget Your Guardian Angel"
Last edited 25th October 2011

Pope Benedict XVI used his Sunday Angelus address this week to remind Christians to call upon their guardian angel for help throughout life.


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World Mission Sunday - Pope's Mission Intention for October 2011
Last edited 30th September 2011

In addition to asking that we pray for the Terminally Ill, the Pope has also asked that during October, we pray: "That the celebration of World Mission Day may foster in the People of God a passion for evangelization with the willingness to support the missions with prayer and economic aid for the poorest Churches." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict XVI's mission intention for October 2011 in this video.

Terminally Ill - Pope's Prayer Intention for October 2011
Last edited 30th September 2011

For the month of October, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That the terminally ill may be supported by their faith in God and the love of their brothers and sisters." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict XVI's general prayer intention for October 2011, and the concept of suffering, in this video.


How to Pray the Rosary
Last edited 4th October 2011

To pray the Rosary, it helps to have a set of Rosary beads. The prayer begins by with the Sign of the Cross, followed by reciting the Apostles Creed. Using the beads, say an Our Father while on the first bead, and then a Hail Mary on the following beads. After each series of Hail Mary's say the Glory Be. During the prayers on each series of ten beads (decade), we meditate on one of the Mysteries. End the Rosary with the "Hail Holy Queen".


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October: Month of the Holy Rosary
Last edited 29th September 2011

The Catholic Church dedicates the month of October to the Holy Rosary. According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy. Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary as a mighty weapon, explained its uses and efficacy, and told him to preach it to others.


Pope to Reflect on the Need for “Silence” During Next World Communications Day
Last edited 9th October 2011

The Vatican is getting ready for the next World Communications Day. The theme is “Silence and Word” and the message is specifically aimed at journalists. The topic is meant to remind journalists to take a step back from modern technology and the constant flow of information. Silence, says the Vatican, opens a window for reflection.


The Archangels - Sent to Help
Last edited 29th September 2011

On 29 September, the Church celebrates the feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Do you know why God created the Angels? They are the protectors, guides, healers and messengers of God's Word. Watch this video to learn more, and happy feast day!

Father Robert Barron on the Spirituality of Advent
Last edited 13th December 2012

Advent is the great litugical season of 'waiting'. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron reflects on the spirituality of advent, which calls us to pause our busy lifestyles, and place ourselves in God's presence as we await the coming of Christ.


Father Robert Barron Comments on New Year's Resolutions
Last edited 2nd January 2012

New Year's Eve has arrived, and it is time to prepare your resolutions for the year ahead. While most people make resolutions to improve their physical wellbeing, Fr. Robert Barron suggests that we also aim to improve our spiritual wellbeing. To do this, we need to focus on 3 things: prayer, forgiving an enemy, and comforting the afflicted.


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