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Indulgences Offered for 7th World Meeting of Families

Last edited 27th May 2012

The 7th World Meeting of Families, which is to be held in Milan, Italy, from 30 May to 3 June, will be an opportunity for the faithful to gain indulgences.

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Holy Father's Pentecost Sunday Homily - 27 May 2012

Last edited 13th February 2013

On Sunday 27 May, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Here is Vatican Radio's translation of the Pope's homily for the occasion.

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What is Pentecost?

Last edited 27th May 2012

Pentecost Sunday is celebrated 50 days after the Resurrection. It is the last day of Easter and commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and the Virgin Mary.

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Pope Blesses Cross to Prepare for 2000th Anniversary of Jesus' Resurrection

Last edited 25th May 2012

This cross will make its way around the world. It was given to the Pope by a group of Ukrainians, as a way to mark 2,000 years since Jesus' death and Resurrection. The cross will travel to all major capitals, as a way to prepare for the anniversary and celebration in the year 2033.

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150 Titles of Christ from the Scriptures

Last edited 25th May 2012

There are many, many titles of Christ in both the New and Old Testaments - for example, Emmanuel, Last Adam, the Nazarene, and the Word of God. As one prays and studies them, they amount to a mini-Catechesis of the Lord Jesus.

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Vatican Publishes Rules on How to Prove if Apparitions are Legitimate

Last edited 25th May 2012

How does the Church determine if an apparition is genuine? The process is quite complex, so now, the Vatican's website lists the norms for understanding the alleged apparitions and revelations.

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Prayer for 'A Year of Grace'

Last edited 4th October 2012

On Pentecost Sunday, the Church in Australia begins a Year of Grace. Here is the official prayer!

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Pentecost in 2 Minutes

Last edited 16th May 2013

Can't remember what or when Pentecost is? Well for starters, it's this Sunday, and if you want a little more info on this celebration of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church, take a look at Busted Halo's two minute video.

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Silence and Word

Last edited 20th May 2012

Sunday 20th May marked the 46th World Communications Day, and for the occasion, Pope Benedict XVI has written a message call "Silence and Word". Watch this video to reflect on this message, which explores why silence is an important part of communications.

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How Prayer Can Help Us Overcome Weaknesses

Last edited 17th May 2012

On Wednesday 16 May, the Pope began a new chapter on catechesis. With roughly 11,000 people in St. Peter's Square, the Pope talked about St. Paul and his strong connection with prayer and the Holy Spirit. The Pope went on to say that with prayer, the Holy Spirit helps people overcome their weaknesses. He added that prayer is a way to give thanks, and also a means to request.

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