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by Office Staff

On the Wisdom of Biblical Accounts The creation accounts in the book of Genesis contain, in their own symbolic and narrative language, profound teachings about human existence and its historical reality. They suggest that human life is grounded in three fundamental and closely intertwined relationships: with God, with our neighbour and with the earth itself. […]

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by Office Staff

The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together; we cannot adequately combat environmental degradation unless we attend to causes related to human and social degradation. In fact, the deterioration of the environment and of society affects the most vulnerable people on the planet: “Both everyday experience and scientific research show that the gravest effects […]

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by Office Staff

My Appeal The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us. Humanity still has […]

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by Office Staff

Saint Francis of Assisi I do not want to write this Encyclical without turning to that attractive and compelling figure, whose name I took as my guide and inspiration when I was elected Bishop of Rome. I believe that Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral […]

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by Office Staff

Pope Francis issued his new Encyclical Letter Laudato si to all of good will last week. It is a beautiful reflection on our care for our common home.  Here are a few excerpts: The created things of this world are not free of ownership: “For they are yours, O Lord, who love the living” (Wis 11:26). […]

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by Holy Innocents Staff

Dear friends in Christ, This weekend in the Gospel we hear how the disciples were tossed about by the wind in the small boat carrying them across the Sea of Galilee. It seemed as if the Lord was oblivious to all, asleep on a cushion. They cry out, “Master, do you not care that we […]

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by Holy Innocents Staff

Dear friends in Christ, Pope Francis gave a thoughtful reflection on illness and the family last week at his audience. He wrote in part: The weakness and suffering of our dearest and most sacred loved ones can be for our children and our grandchildren a school of life – it is important to educate children […]

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by Office Staff

Dear friends in Christ: Corpus Christi is a feast when traditionally a procession was held carrying the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi or Corpus Domini) through the streets asking the Lord’s blessing that he might always accompany us.  A few years ago Pope Benedict offered a reflection on this procession and adoration that happens every year […]

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by Office Staff

Dear friends in Christ, Some reflection on today’s feast of the Blessed Trinity: “Today we contemplate the Most Holy Trinity as Jesus introduced us to it. He revealed to us that God is love “not in the oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one substance” (Preface). He is the Creator and […]

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by Office Staff

Dear friends in Christ, At Pentecost we celebrate not only the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the 50th day after Easter but more than that we recall the mission and impetus given by the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth. The gifts of the Spirit which have been poured out upon […]