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Monday, February 19, 2024

“wild beasts” that prey on the soul in Lent

China and Vatican: positive signals, but there is a silence that weighs on us


The three recent appointments of bishops indicate a willingness not to break. But the Agreement with the Vatican is never even mentioned by the People’s Republic of China. While a “five-year plan” for Catholics has just come into force that cites Xi Jinping instead of the pope and invokes a “theological foundation” to a Sinicization that in fact remains only an adaptation to Party policy.

How To Ensure That a Child Remains Catholic When He Grows Up?

Tim Daniels

Also highlighted was the importance of going to Mass weekly carrying out works of service and making donations. When children went to their parents with doubts about the faith, the parents talked to them and explained things to them instead of imposing their authority.  

Formation for the priesthood, a work of construction: the Pope’s message to seminarians


Address of the Pope to the seminarians of the Diocese of Naples on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of its foundation.

France awards Cardinal Tagle its highest distinction: the Legion of Honor

Valentina di Giorgio

On the occasion of the presentation of the official insignia of the Legion of Honor to Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Ambassador Mangin reviewed the path of the honoree, a path marked by his concern for the poorest and his many actions to help vulnerable children in Manila.

Jesus’ Lent and our Lent.


Commentary on the Gospel of Sunday, February 18, 2024. 

Pope establishes study groups between dicasteries and Synod Secretariat to study issues raised in first part of synod on synodality

Valentina di Giorgio

The Pontiff established that “the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia collaborate, “according to their respective specific competencies, in the activity of the General Secretariat of the Synod,” by forming study groups that will initiate, with a synodal method, the in-depth study of some of the themes that emerged from the First Session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

“The climate of prayer must not be lost in the temples”: Pope Francis to the Sagrada Familia’s construction board in Barcelona


The Pope emphasized the importance of the architecture of the Sagrada Familia and has asked that “the atmosphere of prayer not be lost in the temples.”

Pope Francis explains the “wild beasts” that prey on the soul in Lent


Allocution on the occasion of the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday, February 18, 2024

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