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      Pope Benedict and Saint Matthew

      BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 30 August 2006 Matthew Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing the series of portraits of the Twelve Apostles that we began a...

      Twenty-Fifth Sunday and Using Wealth Wisely

      You cannot serve God and wealth (Lk. 16:13). ⧾ At face value, it would seem that that the Gospel text of the Mass appears to...

      The Feast of the Stigmata of St Francis: A Sign of Hope

      September 17th is the traditional feast of the Stigmata of St Francis, commemorating the event of the saint receiving the wounds of Christ on...

      Saint Hildegarde von Bingen, a Woman for All Seasons

      Hildegarde von Bingen (+1179)  is one of the newest saints in the liturgical calendar, canonized 'equipollently' by Pope Benedict XVI on May 12, 2012...

      Pope Benedict and Robert Bellarmine

      BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 23 February 2011 Saint Robert Bellarmine Dear Brothers and Sisters, Born on 4 October 1542 in Montepulciano near Siena, he was...

      Recognizing Baby Steps

      A pregnant woman in the state of Texas was recently given a ticket for driving her car in the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) Lane. ...

      Pope Benedict and Saint Cyprian

      BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE St Peter's Square Wednesday, 6 June 2007 Saint Cyprian Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the series of our catecheses on the great figures of the ancient...

      What We Should Believe About Saint Joseph

      Many years ago I was given a copy of the book Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Doctor Ludwig Ott as a gift, which I...

      Mater Dolorosa, Mother of Sorrows

      A blessed memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows to all, a feast begun in the year 1233 - in the youth of that greatest...

      Adoramus Te, Christe

      On this feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, here are two musical settings of the refrain Adoramus Te, whose full text runs: Adoramus...