Edward Pentin

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Pope Francis’ Easter ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Message 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Today the Church renews the proclamation made by the first disciples: “Jesus is risen!” And from mouth to mouth, from heart to heart, there resounds a call to praise: “Alleluia, Alleluia!” On this morning...

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Pope Francis’ Easter Vigil Homily 2019 — Full Text

At 8.30pm this evening, the Holy Father celebrated the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica, during which he administered the sacraments of Christian initiation to eight catechumens from Italy, Albania, Ecuador, Indonesia and Peru. After the...

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Notre Dame Priest: How Blessed Sacrament, Crown of Thorns Were Saved From Fire

Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain to the Paris Fire Brigade, was on his way with a group of military chaplains to a dinner with a local bishop on Holy Monday when they noticed plumes of black smoke towering over the French capital. He looked...

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“Wake Up, Brothers!” A Prophetic Warning at Notre Dame From the Future Pope Pius XII

Just two years before his election as Pope Pius XII, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli gave a stirring and prophetic warning in the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris using words that could just as easily apply to today. But on July 13, 1937, on the eve of...

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Pope Francis Honors Film Composer Ennio Morricone

The 90-year old celebrated composer Ennio Morricone, who has won countless awards for his more than 400 famous movie and television soundtracks, will receive an extra special honor this evening: a Pontifical Gold Medal.   Cardinal Gianfranco...

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Juventutem Looks to Build on WYD Panama’s Traditional Latin Mass Celebrations

The popularity of the extraordinary form of the Mass in the Latin Rite among young people is well-known, but it was especially visible during World Youth Day in Panama earlier this year. The three Traditional Latin Masses during the event were...

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Abp Gregory Appointed to Washington; Guam Archbishop Guilty of Sexually Abusing Minors

The Vatican announced today that Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has been appointed archbishop of Washington D.C., replacing Cardinal Donald Wuerl who resigned last October. The Vatican also announced that a guilty verdict passed down to...

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What Did Pope Francis Mean By His Remarks About ‘Proselytism?’

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the small number of faithful in Morocco not to proselytize Muslims in the country, recalling words of Benedict XVI that the Church grows not through proselytism but attraction. The comments, made during a meeting...

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Pope Francis Appoints French Patristics Scholar to Handle SSPX Talks

Pope Francis appointed on Saturday a French Vatican official to oversee the care of religious communities of a traditional nature, and to assist with the regularization of the Society of St. Pius X.  Msgr. Patrick Descourtieux becomes head of...

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Verona Set for World Congress of Families

A major international conference in defense of the family takes place this weekend in Verona, Italy, bringing together pro-life activists, politicians, Church leaders — and considerable opposition.  The March 29-31 World Congress of Families...