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Pope Francis: Honoring one’s parents leads to a long, happy life

(CNA/EWTN News) There are many saints who demonstrate that even if one comes from a difficult childhood, or does not have good parents, hope can still be found in Christ and the mission received from him, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 19

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Pope Francis: True slaves are those who are unable to love

(CNA/EWTN News) Attachment to sin and vice is a form of interior slavery which inhibits the ability to love, but true freedom is always found in God’s mercy, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 13


Pope Francis: The Lord’s Day is a time to look at reality and to reflect

(CNA/EWTN News) The commandment to rest on Sundays is an invitation to be centered on Christ and to give praise and thanksgiving for the gift of life, not to waste the day in distraction, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 6


Ask Fr Francis – Original Sin

Fr Francis will address a question about the original sin.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 1


Ask Fr. Francis – Original Sin

Fr. Francis will address a question about the original sin.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 1

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Pope Francis: God will never say ‘no’ to a heart that sincerely invokes his name

(CNA/EWTN News) The lives of the saints are attractive because they demonstrate the radical and authentic relationship with Christ each person is called to, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 23


Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about Apparition of Mary in Banneux, Belgium (2)

At the third Banneux apparition, Mariette asked Mary, “Who are you?” Mary replied, “I am the Virgin of the Poor.” She brought Mariette to a spring, saying, “This spring is for the sick of all nations.” On January 20th, Mary indicated that a chapel ought to be built at the site. The day after, Mariette dipped her Rosary into the spring. Mary told her, “I have come to lessen the sufferings of others.” On February 15th, Mary said, “Trust in me. I will trust in you.” On March 2nd, it rained heavily in the afternoon and stopped suddenly once Mary appeared at 7pm. Mariette spread her arms to welcome Mary, who looked even more beautiful, but had a stern unsmiling expression. She said, “I am the Mother of the Saviour, the Mother of God. Pray more.” She made the Sign of the Cross above Mariette’s head and said, “Farewell, until we meet again in God.” Mariette, knowing this was the last apparition, wept. Although Mary is in heaven, she still continually cares and intercedes for her children on earth.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 11


Pope Francis: In Christ, our fragility is no longer a curse, but a place of encounter with the Father

(CNA/EWTN News) Attachment to idols is a failure to trust totally in God – and to reject these idols, Catholics must accept their weaknesses, inviting Christ to heal their hearts, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 8


Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about Apparition of Mary in Banneux, Belgium

Mary also appeared to Mariette Beco at Banneux, Belgium in 1933 as Our Lady of Banneux. Mariette was the eldest of seven children. Her family was not pious and she stopped attending First Communion classes. But on January 15th, 1933, at 7pm, the eleven-year-old Mariette saw a woman clothed in white, wearing a blue sash, holding a Rosary, and with a flower at her feet through her kitchen window. Her mother also saw the white figure, but thought her a witch. Mariette, though, knew that she was the Virgin Mary, and began to pray the Rosary. The woman spoke inaudibly, and gestured to come inside, but Mariette’s mother would not allow it, and the woman disappeared. The next day, Mariette’s friends encouraged her to tell the priest about the apparition. After Mariette decided against it at the last minute, they did so in her stead. The priest initially believed that Mariette’s imagination was merely fuelled by the Beauraing apparitions. But Mariette began to seriously prepare for her First Communion, impressing the priest, who encouraged Mariette to tell him the truth. He said, “The woman you saw sounds very similar to the Lourdes apparition. Did you not just see a statue?” That night, Marita was moved to kneel in prayer at her family’s garden. Mary appeared again, and directed Mariette to run to a stream, and said, “Submerge your hands in it – it has been reserved for me. Farewell.” That night, the priest arrived at their home and Marita’s father, formerly a lukewarm believer, inspired by his daughter’s example, declared his intention to become a fervent believer again to the priest, and made a general confession.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 4


Ask Fr Francis – Son of Man and Resurrection

Fr Francis will address questions about the Son of Man and Resurrection.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 4


Pope Francis: Idols promise happiness but do not give it

(CNA/EWTN News) When a person puts an object or a philosophy above God, it not only destroys happiness, it hinders the ability to experience real love, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 1


Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about Apparition of Mary at Beauring, Belgium

On November 29, 1932, Mary appeared to children in Beauring, Belgium as a blue-eyed, 18 to 20-year-old woman, holding a Rosary. One of the children asked, “Are you the Immaculate Virgin?” Mary smiled and nodded. “What do you want?” he asked. “Always be good.” Mary answered. The children would meet Mary again in the garden of their convent school. Once, Mary asked them to come on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. A large crowd followed the children at the place, and they saw the garden bathed in light by Mary. Some doctors examined the children and found them in the Spirit. Then, Mary disappeared, and the children tearfully cried, “She has left!” On December 17, Mary asked for a chapel to be built at the site, and four days later, she declared herself the Immaculate Virgin. On December 29, she bid the children farewell, extended her arms, and revealed her golden heart, hence the name “Virgin of the Golden Heart”. On January 3, her 33rd apparition, Mary said to Andree, “I am the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven. You must pray constantly. Farewell.” To Fernande, she asked, “Do you love my Son? Do you love me?” She replied, “Yes.” Mary said, “Then sacrifice yourself for me.” Then Mary disappeared.
Publish date: 2018 - 7 - 28