Archive of May 12, 2007

Pope ask priests, consecrated to remain in “the school of Mary”

May 12, 2007 - 06:05 pm .- After leading the recitation of the Rosary at the colossal shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil, Pope Benedict XVI called on priests, religious and consecrated to remain faithful to their calling and to live in a manner that attracts new vocations to the Church.

Pope encourages addicts to recover “meaning of life,” slams drug traffickers

May 12, 2007 - 12:36 pm .- During a highly emotional encounter with young recovering drug addicts at the “Fazenda da Esperança” (Farm of Hope,) Pope Benedict XVI encouraged victims of addiction around the world to recover the meaning of life. The Farms of Hope were founded in Brazil to help drug addicts recover through a life of farm work, psychological assistance, contact with nature and an intense Bible-centered spiritual life.

Family, human life, fallen away Catholics priorities of the Pope for Church in Brazil

May 12, 2007 - 12:25 pm .- In an extensive discourse on Thursday to the bishops of Brazil at the Cathedral Da Se in Sao Paulo, Pope Benedict XVI presented a systematic outline of the issues that should be a center of the Church’s pastoral ministry in that country, including the family and fallen away Catholics.

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