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  • We Werent Always So Secular: Recovering a Sense of the Presence of God

    07/20/2011 4:59:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/19/11 | Msgr Charles Pope
    The times in which we live are often described as secular. This word comes from the Latin saecula meaning world. Hence in saying our age is secular is another way of saying our times are worldly. We may think it has always been so but such is not the case. To be sure, it IS the human condition to be a little preoccupied with the world. But previous times have featured a much more religious focus than our own. The Middle Ages were especially known for way in which faith permeated the culture and daily experience. The Rose window to...
  • Venezuelan man who shot two US defence attaches at a strip club jailed

    09/02/2013 11:04:11 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 08/31/2013 | Reuters
    A Venezuelan man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for shooting and wounding two US military attaches at a strip club in the capital. Carlos Mejias, 32, admitted he shot the US Embassy employees in the early hours of May 28, the attorney general's office said. It said Mejias got into an argument with them at the Antonella 2012 club, better known as "Angelus," in the city's upscale Chacao district. "Later he pulled out a gun and repeatedly fired at the Americans, leaving them wounded at the location," it said in a statement. Five days later, Mejias...
  • Leather Jacket, Two Harley-Davidson Motorbikes Donated to Pope Francis

    06/12/2013 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Vatican City, 12 June (AKI) - Harley Davidson has given Pope Francis a leather jacket and two of its classic motorcycles to mark the brand's 110th anniversary and on Sunday hundreds will be allowed to park along the road leading to St Peter's Square while the pontiff recites the Angelus prayer. Between 1,000 and 2,000 bikers are expected to fill St Peter's Square for the Pope's blessing - the highlight of a four-day event in Rome to celebrate more than a century of Harley Davidson. More than half a million Harley Davidson riders and fans from around the world...
  • Pope Benedict says he is not 'abandoning the Church' (tens of thousands fill square)

    02/24/2013 5:34:49 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Benedict XVI responds to the crowd at the Feb. 17, 2013 Angelus. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA. Vatican City, Feb 24, 2013 / 05:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Around 120,000 pilgrims heard Pope Benedict XVI deliver his last Angelus address, in which he said that “the Lord called me to ‘climb the mountain,’ to devote myself even more to prayer and meditation,” a change that does not mean he is “abandoning the Church.” “Dear brothers and sisters,” the Pope said as he dwelt on the Sunday Gospel on the Transfiguration, “the Word of God feels particularly directed at me, at this...
  • On the Immaculate Conception

    12/08/2010 9:58:32 PM PST · by ELS · 6 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | December 8, 2010 | Benedict XVI
    On the Immaculate Conception "Grace Is Greater Than Sin ... God's Mercy Is More Powerful Than Evil" VATICAN CITY, DEC. 8, 2010 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, when reciting the midday Angelus with several thousand pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: Today our meeting on the occasion of the prayer of the Angelus acquires a special light, in the context of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. In the liturgy of this feast, the Gospel of...
  • Pope's Angelus Address: The Gift and the Beauty of Holiness

    11/01/2010 11:52:48 AM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/01/2010 | Tancred
    Benedict XVI. at the Angelus for All Saints: The goal of the life of a Christian is to be formed by Christ. Rome [] Holiness means, to be formed by Christ. That is the goal in the life of a Christian. With these words, Pope Benedict XVI addressed today's Feast of All Saints to gathered pilgrims and visitors at St. Peter's Square during the Angelus Prayer. The Feast of All Souls all were invited to raise their eyes to heaven and consider the fullness of divine life, which men await. As children, Christians receive the even the Grace, to bear...
  • On the Feast of the Epiphany

    01/06/2010 9:52:31 PM PST · by ELS · 17 replies · 444+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 6, 2010 | Benedict XVI
    On the Feast of the Epiphany "A Confirmation of the Perfect Harmony Between Human Seeking and Divine Truth" VATICAN CITY, JAN. 6, 2010 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. The Holy Father had just celebrated Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica. * * * Dear brothers and sisters! Today we celebrate the great feast of the Epiphany, the mystery of the Lord's manifestation to all peoples, represented by the Magi, who came from the East...
  • Mary is the star that guides us to holiness, says Holy Father during Angelus [Catholic Caucus]

    10/11/2009 2:08:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 118 replies · 2,388+ views
    cna ^ | October 11, 2009
    Vatican City, Oct 11, 2009 / 11:27 am (CNA).- Presiding over the Sunday Angelus prayer following the canonization Mass for five new saints, Pope Benedict XVI stressed that "the Virgin Mary is the star that guides" every area of holiness." In several languages, the Pope thanked the faithful from all around the world who were in attendance at the Mass of canonization. He also remarked that Marys fiat her "yes" - makes her a "model of perfect adherence to the divine will." The Holy Father then greeted the English-speaking pilgrims present for the canonization. "May these new saints accompany...
  • Pope Benedict points to St. Monica as example of 'holy parent'

    08/30/2009 9:43:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 577+ views
    cna ^ | August 30, 2009
    Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 30, 2009 / 11:14 am (CNA).- At Sundays Angelus prayer in the courtyard of Castel Gandolfos apostolic palace, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the previous weeks liturgical memorial of St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo and model and patron of Christian mothers. Much is recounted about her in her sons autobiography The Confessions, a masterpiece among the most read works of all time, Pope Benedict said. There, we understand that St. Augustine imbibed the name of Jesus with maternal milk and was educated in the Christian religion by his mother, the principles of which...
  • On Lent... and Lourdes (Benedict XVI's Angelus address)

    02/10/2008 6:29:39 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 308+ views
    WITL ^ | February 10, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    The Pope dwelt both on this First Sunday of the Lenten journey, and this weekend's 150th anniversary of the first apparition at Lourdes at today's Angelus. Translation in full: Dear brothers and sisters! Last Wednesday, with fasting and the rite of Ashes, we've entered into Lent. But what does it mean to "enter into Lent"? It means to begin a time of particular commitment in the spiritual combat that places us against the evil present in the world, in each one of us and around us. It's, so to say, looking evil in the face and fighting against its...
  • Angelus: St. Stephen

    12/26/2007 9:44:36 PM PST · by ELS · 4 replies · 211+ views
    Papa Ratzinger Forum ^ | December 26, 2007 | Benedict XVI
    Dear brothers and sisters, The day after Christmas, the liturgy celebrates the 'birth in heaven' of the first Christian martyr, St. Stephen. 'Filled with faith and the Holy Spirit' (Acts 6,5), he was chosen as a deacon by he community if Jerusalem, along with six other disciples who had a Greek education. With the power given to him by God, Stephen performed many miracles and announced the Gospel in the synagogues with "inspired wisdom.' He was stoned at the gates of the city and died, like Jesus, invoking forgiveness for his executioners (Acts 7,59-60). The profound link that united Christ...
  • St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Angelus, August 20, 2006

    08/20/2007 8:53:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 365+ views ^ | August 20, 2006 | Pope Benedict XVI
    BENEDICT XVIANGELUSCastel GandolfoSunday, 20 August 2006Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, the calendar mentions among the day's saints Bernard of Clairvaux, a great Doctor of the Church who lived between the 11th and 12th centuries (1091-1153). His example and teachings are proving more useful than ever, even in our time. Having withdrawn from the world after a period of intense inner travail, he was elected abbot of the Cistercian Monastery of Clairvaux at age 25, remaining its guide for 38 years until his death. His dedication to silence and contemplation did not prevent him from carrying out intense apostolic activity. He...
  • Angelus - Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2007)

    08/15/2007 9:53:03 PM PDT · by ELS · 2 replies · 406+ views
    Papa Ratzinger Forum ^ | August 15, 2007 | Benedict XVI
    Here is a translation of the words of the Holy Father at the Angelus in Castel Gandolfo today: Dear brothers and sisters! We celebrate today the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is an ancient feast, which has its ultimate foundation in Sacred Scripture which shows us the Virgin Mary closely united to her divine Son and always one with him. Mother and Son appear closely associated in the battle against the infernal enemy until full victory is achieved over him. This victory is expressed, particularly, by overcoming sin and death, a victory over those enemies...
  • Angelus, July 22, 2007

    07/25/2007 7:38:30 PM PDT · by ELS · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Vatican ^ | July 22, 2007 | Benedict XVI
    BENEDICT XVIANGELUS Lorenzago di Cadore (Belluno)Sunday, 22 July 2007 Dear Brothers and Sisters, In these days of rest which thanks to God I am spending here in Cadore, I feel even more acutely the sorrowful impact of the news I am receiving about the bloodshed from conflicts and the episodes of violence happening in so many parts of the world. This prompts me to reflect once again today on the drama of human freedom in the world. The beauty of nature reminds us that we have been appointed by God to "tend and care for" this "garden" which is...
  • Angelus, 15 July 2007

    07/18/2007 7:31:36 PM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies · 309+ views
    Vatican ^ | July 18, 2007 | Benedict XVI
    BENEDICT XVIANGELUS Lorenzago di Cadore (Belluno)Sunday, 15 July 2007 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord who this year has granted me the opportunity to spend a few days of rest in the mountains, and I am grateful to all who have welcomed me here at Lorenzago, in this enchanting setting with the peaks of Mount Cadore in the background, which my beloved Predecessor Pope John Paul II also visited several times. I offer special thanks to the Bishops of Treviso and Belluno-Feltre, and to all who in various ways have helped to assure me a peaceful stay...
  • Angelus of 8 July 2007 and Vacation

    07/11/2007 7:47:56 PM PDT · by ELS · 7 replies · 522+ views
    Vatican ^ | July 11, 2007 | Benedict XVI
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Gospel today (cf. Lk 10: 1-12, 17-20) presents Jesus sending out 72 disciples to the villages he is about to visit in order to prepare the way. This is a particular feature of the Evangelist Luke, who stressed that the mission was not exclusive to the Twelve Apostles but extended also to the other disciples. Indeed, Jesus said: "The harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few" (Lk 10: 2). There is work for all in God's field. Christ, however, did not limit himself to sending out his missionaries: he also gave them clear and...
  • Pope Extols Families That Go Against the Current

    10/08/2006 4:05:40 PM PDT · by right-wingin_It · 3 replies · 438+ views
    ZENIT ^ | October 08, 2006 | ZENIT
    Angelus Address Focuses on Jesus' Teaching on Marriage VATICAN CITY, OCT. 8, 2006 ( The world needs families that go against the current of cultural fashions inspired by hedonism and relativism, says Benedict XVI. Before reciting the midday Angelus from the window of his study today, with thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope also appealed to leaders of public life to support the family. The topic chosen by the Holy Father for his address was inspired by the Gospel passage of the day's liturgy, in which Jesus gives his vision on indissoluble marriage: "What God has...
  • On the Real Spirit of Christmas - Benedict XVI's recitation of the midday Angelus

    12/11/2005 4:36:52 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 633+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | December 11, 2005
    "The Crib Can Help Us" VATICAN CITY, DEC. 11, 2005 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at the recitation of the midday Angelus. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: After celebrating the solemnity of Mary's Immaculate Conception, we enter these days in the evocative atmosphere of preparations for this coming holy Christmas. In the present-day consumer society, this period suffers, unfortunately, a sort of commercial "contamination," which runs the risk of altering its authentic spirit, characterized by recollection, sobriety, a joy that is not exterior but profound. Therefore, it is providential that, as...
  • Catholic Caucus: Virgin of Prompt Succor - Hurricanes and Dangers

    08/28/2005 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 73 replies · 1,012+ views
    A Gulf Coast victim soul | J+M+J 28 AUG A.D. 2005 | Siobhan
    The Ursulines of New Orleans and Galveston once had a traditional version of the Angelus containing the following prayers to Our Lady of Prompt Succor. The prayer was adapted by a friend of mine for use by people in and outside of New Orleans (I'm also including a version of the Litany of Our Lady of Prompt Succor: O Virgin Mary of Prompt Succour, be ever and quickly attendant to our needs! (The Angelus may be said at this point. Then follows these prayers.) Our Lady of Prompt Succour, thou art, after Jesus, our only hope. O Most Holy Virgin,...
  • Benedict XVI Points to Spiritual Side of Vacations

    07/18/2005 5:08:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 629+ views
    Catholic ^ | 7/17/05 | Online
    Benedict XVI Points to Spiritual Side of Vacations Pope Benedict XVI smiles as he arrives prior to the Angelus prayer in Les Combes d'Introd, near Aosta, Italy, Sunday, July 17, 2005. 7/17/2005 ES COMBES, Italy, JULY 18, 2005 (Zenit) - More Time for Prayer, Reading and Meditation, He Says at Angelus. Benedict XVI proposed a holiday program which predisposes the heart "to receive more easily the light of Truth and practice it in freedom and love." The Pope delivered that message today before praying the midday Angelus with some 6,000 people who came to the Alpine chalet where...
  • On the Sacred Heart - "We Adore God's Love of Humanity"

    06/05/2005 5:14:43 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies · 520+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | 5 June 2005 | Pope Benedict XVI
    On the Sacred Heart "We Adore God's Love of Humanity"> VATICAN CITY, JUNE 5, 2005 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today before praying the Angelus with the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! Last Friday we celebrated the solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, devotion profoundly rooted in the Christian people. In biblical language, "heart" indicates a person's center, seat of his feelings and intentions. In the heart of the Redeemer we adore God's love of humanity, his will of universal salvation, his infinite mercy....
  • Pope reassures worried faithful with Angelus appearance

    02/13/2005 6:08:19 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 807+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | February 13, 2005
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II went some way towards reassuring worried Catholics that his health had improved, during a regular Sunday Angelus appearance from his window overlooking St Peter's Square only a few days after being discharged from hospital. The 84-year-old pontiff recited the few words of his weekly blessing in a tired but clear voice, though -- as has become the norm in recent weeks -- he left the longer Angelus prayer as well as his weekly message to an aide to read. John Paul II made no direct mention of his...
  • Pope set to appear for Sunday Angelus

    02/13/2005 2:44:46 AM PST · by Stoat · 2 replies · 423+ views
    ABC News (Australia) / AFP ^ | February 13, 2005
    Pope set to appear for Sunday Angelus Convalescent Pope John Paul II is set to lead the weekly Angelus prayer today in his first public appearance since his dramatic return to the Vatican from hospital aboard his trademark Popemobile. The frail, 84-year-old Pontiff has so far apparently obeyed his doctor's orders to stay at home since Thursday's high-profile discharge from Rome's Gemelli hospital where he was treated for acute respiratory problems. On Friday he skipped a mass at Saint Peter's Basilica marking the World Day of the Sick, instead watching it on television. However, underscoring his determination to continue...
  • Sunday Angelus: Preparing for the Ecumenical Patriarch

    06/27/2004 8:05:40 PM PDT · by Saint Athanasius · 3 replies · 169+ views
    zenit ^ | 6-27-04 | John Paul II
    Preparing for the Ecumenical Patriarch "I Invite All to Pray for the Full Unity of Christians" VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2004 ( Here is a translation of the address John Paul II gave today before praying the Angelus with the thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square. He gave the address in Italian. * * * 1. The day after tomorrow, on June 29, we will celebrate the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, and during this happy feast day we will have the joy to receive in the Vatican His Holiness Bartholomew I, ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople. We want to...
  • Sunday Angelus: Eucharist Is "Center of the Life of the Church"

    06/13/2004 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Saint Athanasius · 3 replies · 106+ views
    Zenit ^ | 6/13/04 | John Paul II
    Eucharist Is "Center of the Life of the Church" Meditation for Corpus Christi VATICAN CITY, JUNE 13, 2004 ( Here is the address John Paul II delivered today before praying the midday Angelus at St. Peter's Square. * * * 1. Corpus Christi, the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, is being celebrated today in Italy and in other countries. It is the feast of the Eucharist, sacrament in which Jesus left us the living memorial of his Pasch, central event of the history of humanity. It is beautiful that on this day the faithful gather around the...
  • Whoa - Joss Whedon Just Threw Down on Hillary Rodham Clinton! [penultimate episode of "Angel"]

    05/12/2004 7:12:46 PM PDT · by SlickWillard · 74 replies · 313+ views
    TheWB ^ | 2004-05-12 | Joss Whedon
    I've never seen anything like it in American pop-culture. Joss Whedon just introduced a new character who's a bleached-blond United States Senator and who intends to become President in 2008. Her most trusted aid is a vampire, and she's a member of the Circle of the Black Thorn - the most evil assemblage of characters in the history of the greater Buffy-verse [kind of like a Justice League of America, only for evil, not good]. Talk about your full body slams... All I can say is: WOW!
  • Sunday Angelus - Adult" Catholics: Answer To Practical Atheism

    08/01/2003 3:19:04 AM PDT · by Saint Athanasius · 3 replies · 158+ views
    Zenit ^ | July 27, 2003 | John Paul II
    Adult" Catholics: Answer To Practical Atheism, John Paul II Says Papal Address at This Sunday's "Angelus" CASTEL GANDOLFO, JULY 28, 2003 ( Here is the address John Paul II delivered Sunday at noon, after praying the Angelus with pilgrims in the courtyard of the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters 1. The Church has received from the risen Christ the mandate to proclaim the Gospel to the utmost ends of the earth. Over the past few Sundays I have had the occasion to recall several times that the ecclesial Communities of Europe are...
  • Sunday Angelus - On the "Christian Roots" of a New Europe

    07/20/2003 5:05:36 PM PDT · by Saint Athanasius · 7 replies · 99+ views
    Zenit ^ | July 20, 2003 | John Paul II
    On the "Christian Roots" of a New Europe John Paul II's Address at Castel Gandolfo CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, JULY 20, 2003 ( Here is a translation of the address John Paul II gave today before praying the midday Angelus with pilgrims gathered at the summer papal residence. The address was in Italian. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. Over the last month intense work has been done on the redaction of the new European Constitution, the final version of which will be approved by the intergovernmental conference to be held next October. To this important task, which concerns...
  • On Christ as the Source of Hope for Europe

    07/13/2003 8:26:16 PM PDT · by Saint Athanasius · 7 replies · 82+ views
    The Vatican ^ | July 13, 2003 | Pope John Paul II
    On Christ as the Source of Hope for Europe John Paul II's Address at Castel Gandolfo CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, JULY 13, 2003 ( Here is a translation of the address John Paul II delivered today before praying the midday Angelus with pilgrims gathered in the courtyard of the papal summer residence. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. At this historic moment, in which an important process is under way for the reunification of Europe, through the enlargement of the European Union to other countries, the Church observes this continent with a look full of love. Along with many...