SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
March 19, 2021
March 19, 2021
Tradition and Traditionalism are two different things. The former is the living source of Truth given to the Church by Christ himself. The latter is a rigid, obsessive form of individualism that reminds one both of the Pharisees and the Jansenists.
March 19, 2021
The pope received the family of Carlo Acutis in a private audience at the Apostolic Palace on March 18 after his general audience. Acutis’ parents, Andrea and Antonia, were present for the blessing of the statue of their recently beatified son, as were Carlo’s younger twin siblings, Francesca and Michele.
March 19, 2021
The week-long pro-life initiative, starting on March 19, is supported by Catholic bishops in dioceses across the country.
March 19, 2021
Archbishop Stefan Hesse of Hamburg made his brief declaration live on YouTube March 18, saying: “I am of the firm conviction that taking responsibility is part of our duty to actively deal with this dark chapter in the best possible way and to move towards a better future for everyone, first and foremost for the victims themselves.”
March 19, 2021
Recalling a powerful theme of his homily at his inaugural Mass and a core motif of the Year of St. Joseph in which the Church is currently living, Pope Francis noted that St. Joseph was not only the protector of Jesus when Our Lord was an infant, nor is he only the protector of the Church in a general way today, but is "the protector of vocations."
March 19, 2021
Homily delivered by Pope Francis for the inaugural Mass of his Petrine ministry, 19 March 2013.
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