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The Pope Greets the Young Before Leaving Paraguay VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - July 13, 2015 ... presented below: "After reading the Gospel, Orlando came to greet me and said, 'I ask you to pray for the freedom of each one of us, of us all'. It is the blessing that we will now all ask for together: freedom. Because freedom is a gift God gives us, but we must know how to receive it, we must know how to have a free heart, for we all know that in the world there are many bonds that bind our heart and do not let it be free. Exploitation, the lack of means for survival, drug ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-pope-greets-young-before-leaving.html
To the Catholic Biblical Federation: The Word of God Is a Sacramental VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - June 22, 2015 ... and crumble. When a Church closes up in herself and forgets that she has been sent to announce the Gospel, that is, the Good News, to move hearts with the kerygma, then she ages and weakens. And, I would add, she sickens and dies". "I have heard it said many times that the diocese in northern Africa at the time of St. Augustine were dead Churches. No! There are two ways of dying: dying closed in oneself or dying by giving life as witness. And a Church that has the courage ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/06/to-catholic-biblical-federation-word-of.html
Benedict XVI and Shepherds for the Whole World DA MIHI ANIMAS - May 12, 2015 ... share "the questions of the times" in its continuing efforts to announce the gospel to the world. Benedict XVI's new reflections came in an April 21 letter to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who served as his Secretary of State from 2006 to 2013. A summary of the letter was published in the May 10 edition of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. The Pope emeritus wrote that "the service of a shepherd cannot be only limited only to the Church," even though "in ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/05/benedict-xvi-and-shepherds-for-whole.html
Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Spiritual Life DA MIHI ANIMAS - May 11, 2015 ... Him….these He would send out to proclaim the Gospel (Mark 3:14). Unfortunately today, we have too many 'go-goes' and not enough 'come-comes.' The proper balance is found again in the story of Martha and Mary which follows in the Gospel the Good Samaritan. In the latter, social service is praised. But in the story of Martha and Mary, it is suggested that we are not to become too absorbed in serving, that we have become too absorbed in serving that we have ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/05/archbishop-fulton-sheen-on-spiritual.html
Most Rev. Raymond Roussin, SM: A Good Shepherd HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - April 26, 2015 ... life for the sheep. Christ is speaking plainly about his passion and death when he says "I lay down my life for the sheep." The Good Shepherd suffers for his flock. Suffering was at the heart of Raymond Roussin's ministry as a bishop, almost without a break. When first named a bishop, he was called upon to close down the small diocese to which he was sent. We never spoke about it, but it cannot have been easy. From there he went to the Diocese of Victoria. He was hardly settled when its ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2015/04/most-rev-raymond-roussin-sm-good.html