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Pope: service to others frees us from 'existential grayness'

Jul 5, 2014 - 07:20 am .- In his homily during Mass for Saturday’s trip to Molise, Pope Francis explained that the Church is a people that both serves God and lives in the freedom that he gives from oppression.

Candlelight vigil in Vatican celebrates Mary's faith, witness

Jun 1, 2014 - 08:11 am .- Hundreds of clergy, religious, and laity processed through the Vatican gardens in a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening to mark the close of a month traditionally dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Personal notes underscore John Paul II's Marian devotion

Mar 12, 2014 - 06:02 am .- In private letters of Bl. John Paul II which have been published by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the pontiff reflects on the three theological virtues, emphasizing that Mary is the highest example of each.

On Marian feast, Pope Francis prays for holiness

Dec 8, 2013 - 11:29 am .- On a day dedicated to celebrating the Mother of God, Pope Francis made a special trip in Rome to pray before a traditional statue of Mary.

Pope says Mary's whole existence is 'yes' to God

Dec 8, 2013 - 09:52 am .- On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis focused his Sunday Angelus message on the importance of Mary as a model for the Christian life.

Pope entrusts world to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Oct 13, 2013 - 11:23 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to her maternal care before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, asking Mary’s help to “revive and grow faith.”

Let God untie your knotted hearts, Pope says

Oct 12, 2013 - 01:29 pm .- Pope Francis led a Marian prayer vigil Saturday, stressing that the Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God who can untie “all knotted hearts.”

Mary 'can only bring us to God,' expert says as entrustment nears

Oct 11, 2013 - 07:25 am .- Anticipating Pope Francis' entrustment of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 13, a specialist in Marian apparitions reflected on how the Blessed Mother serves to bring people to Jesus.

Seek God through his Mother, Pope encourages faithful

Sep 22, 2013 - 01:15 pm .- During his Sunday homily in Sardinia, the Pope explained how we should seek Christ through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, whose life was an example of faithful prayer and trust in God.

Mary's Nativity draws tens of thousands to Indian basilica

Sep 4, 2013 - 04:23 pm .- Huge crowds started gathering in Bangalore, India, last week, as the city's novena leading up to the Nativity of Mary began with the city's archbishop raising a Marian flag in prayer.

Thai Catholics encouraged to imitate Virgin Mary's faith life

Aug 17, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Mary is a perfect model for Christians, who should imitate their Blessed Mother and learn from her, said a Thai bishop on the feast of the Assumption of Mary in Bangkok. 

Spanish bishop calls for active charity on feast of Assumption

Aug 16, 2013 - 01:49 pm .- Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer hope to those in all forms of poverty, as well as to young people. 

Pope tells nuns that they are like Mary, opening heaven

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:07 am .- While visiting a convent of Poor Clare nuns yesterday, Pope Francis said that “a consecrated woman is a little like the Virgin Mary,” one of the nuns related to Vatican Radio.

Mary is with us in our struggles, Pope Francis teaches

Aug 15, 2013 - 11:11 am .- During his homily for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis said that this feast helps us reflect on the Christian themes of struggle, resurrection, and hope.

Film tour hopes to reignite devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Aug 15, 2013 - 12:06 am .- The promotional tour of a recent film on the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe has helped reawaken devotion to the Patroness of the Americas, while inspiring a deeper conversion among Catholics.

Pope Francis: only God’s beauty can attract

Jul 27, 2013 - 02:07 pm .- Pope Francis told Brazil’s bishops that people will be drawn to the Church only through God’s beauty, recounting how God worked simply through three fishermen and a statue of the Virgin Mary to enrich the Christian faith of the country.

Pope closes Mary's month reflecting on her spiritual attitude

May 31, 2013 - 01:10 pm .- After a Rosary in St. Peter’s Square to mark the end of May, Pope Francis asked people to “listen, decide, and take action” like Mary did.

San Lorenzo soccer team honors Pope on Marian feast

May 28, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer team celebrated the feast of Mary Help of Christians on May 24 by unveiling a plaque honoring one of their most famous “fans,” Pope Francis.

Schönstatt Movement overjoyed at receiving original chapel

May 24, 2013 - 09:00 am .- One of the oldest movements in the Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year, but on Wednesday its members received an early gift when they learned that the chapel where it all started was being given to them.

Author points to Mary as inspiration, help for modern moms

May 11, 2013 - 06:07 am .- Although motherhood is both misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, Mary's intercession and example of holiness can help restore the appreciation moms need, a Catholic author says.

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August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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Mt 13:47-53

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