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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Welcomes Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation on Holiness in the Contemporary World; Rejoice and Be Glad

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is welcoming the release of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad), subtitled “On the Call to Holiness in the Contemporary World.” In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo expresses his deep gratitude to the Holy Father for the exhortation and the call for each Christian […]

Pope’s exhortation on holiness to be released April 9

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – “Rejoice and Be Glad,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the modern world,” will be released April 9, the Vatican announced. The document, called “Gaudete et Exsultate” in Latin, will be presented at a Vatican news conference by Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, the papal vicar for […]

Bishops’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land seeks ‘Bridges, not walls’

WASHINGTON – Ten bishops made a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land on January 18 – 27, 2018. In reflections issued at the conclusion of the Pilgrimage, they noted the “many walls and some bridges” they encountered as they “sought out those on the peripheries.” The visit, had as its theme, “Bridges, Not Walls,” to help […]

Epiphany of the Lord is Jan. 7

“Sunday Soundbite” is a weekly, 90-second radio homily based on the Sunday readings, written and read by Franciscan Father Greg Friedman.  The following is his homily for the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, celebrated in 2018 on Jan. 7. “If one phenomenon marks our modern world, it’s instant communication. The message you’re listening […]

Gaudete Sunday is a time for joy and hopefulness

The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday. It marks the halfway point of Advent. Gaudete is the Latin word for rejoice. The priest may wear a rose-colored or pink vestment instead of purple, as is worn the other three Sundays of Advent. Also, the pink candle is lit on the Advent wreath. […]

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