Communio

…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Category: Year of Faith

A New Apologetics project

In the years since Blessed John Paul introduced his desire to have new work on knowing, living, and sharing the truth of the Catholic Faith, there’s been a lot of good energy for┬áthe new evangelization. You can think of the Tear of Faith, the encyclicals of the recent popes, and most crucial has been Benedict […]

Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”)

Pope Francis published his first encyclical today. Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”), comes in the middle of the Year of Faith. The Pope told bishops,  “It’s an encyclical written with four hands, so to speak, because Pope Benedict began writing it and he gave it to me. It’s a strong document. I will say […]

Francis and Benedict bless statue of St Michael

Popes Francis and Benedict at opening this morning at the blessing of a statue of Saint Michael the Archangel, near the Vatican Governorate. Pope Francis said, “In the Vatican Gardens there are several works of art. But this, which has now been added, takes on particular importance, in its location as well as the meaning […]

“Giving a Reason for the Hope that Is in Us” by Fr Robert P. Imbelli

Last week, the Benedictine monks and nuns of St Mary’s Monastery (monks) and St Scholastica Priory (nuns) (Petersham, MA) hosted a public conference, “Giving a Reason for the Hope that Is in Us,” by Father Robert P. Imbelli for the Year of Faith given on April 20, 2013. Father Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese […]

Pope Benedict to the English speaking world: we are called to renew a joyful trust in the Lord

I offer a warm and affectionate greeting to the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors who have joined me for this, my last General Audience. Like Saint Paul, whose words we heard earlier, my heart is filled with thanksgiving to God who ever watches over his Church and her growth in faith and love, and I embrace […]

Benedict XVI’s final audience address: I do not abandon the cross

Pope Benedict’s penultimate day as the Vicar of Christ, the Supreme Pontiff we hear from him one last time in an official capacity with evermore courage, insight, humility and love. It is an astonishing piece. Thank you for coming in such large numbers to this last General Audience of my pontificate. Like the Apostle Paul […]