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  • The humble speak for God, Pope says at Czestochowa (+ report from fellow freeper)

    07/29/2016 2:01:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | July 28, 2016 | Ann Schneible
    Czestochowa, Poland, Jul 28, 2016 / 04:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Those who embrace their own littleness become the “spokespersons” of God, Pope Francis said during Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrating the 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation. It was the first major event of the Pope's trip to the country for the 31st World Youth Day.“To be attracted by power, by grandeur, by appearances, is tragically human,” the pontiff said in his homily. “But to give oneself to others, eliminating distances, dwelling in littleness and living the reality of one’s everyday life:...
  • WYD pilgrims to receive a social doctrine app from the Pope

    07/10/2016 7:24:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Catholic News Live ^ | July 9, 2016 | CNA/EWTN
    Pope Francis has established a tech-savvy track record as Pope, and now in addition to breaking records on Instagram and becoming the first Pope to use Google Hangouts, he will give World Youth Day pilgrims a new electronic app. From the creators of 2011’s “YouCat” youth catechism, a new version of the book called the “DoCat” has been developed, which intends to present the Church's social teaching in a creative style more attractive and comprehensible to youth. The new book will be launched during World Youth Day in Krakow and given to young pilgrims by Pope Francis in the form...
  • Presentation of the World Youth Day 2016 logo

    07/05/2014 2:02:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Vatican News Agency ^ | July 3, 2014
    Vatican City, 3 July 2014 (VIS) – In a press conference held this morning the metropolitan archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, presented the logo and official prayer for the 31st World Youth Day.Three elements are combined in the symbolism of the logo: the place, the main protagonists , and the theme of the celebration. The logo of the 2016 World Youth Day, to be held in Krakow, illustrates the passage from the Gospel according to Matthew, 5.7: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”, chosen as the theme of the event. The image is composed of...
  • 10 Facts You Never Knew about St John Paul II

    05/01/2014 2:24:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    taylormarshall.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | Dr. Taylor Marshall
    Saint John Paul II was an amazing man, priest, bishop, pope, and now Saint! But here are 10 things about him that you may have never known: Saint John Paul II could speak Latin fluently. A rare art these days. Oh and besides his native Polish, he could also converse in: Slovak, Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Ukrainian, and English.Saint John Paul II received his call to the priesthood when he once accidentally “caught” his father praying alone during the night on his knees.Saint John Paul II was an expert on Saint John of Cross and the Carmelite...
  • Greatest fruit of WYD has been vocations, organizer says

    04/14/2014 3:53:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    cna ^ | April 14, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Paul Jarzembowski speaks with CNA on April 10, 2014 Credit: Marco Gandolfo/CNA Vatican City, Apr 14, 2014 / 05:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a recent gathering discussing preparations for World Youth Day in Krakow, a coordinator for the event emphasized how each year many youths receive the courage to answer their vocational call. “Year after year, the first thing we’ve seen is vocations. There are a lot of people who feel the call to serve the Church at this gathering,” Paul Jarzembowski expressed during an April 10 interview with CNA. “Perhaps it’s the call of the Holy Father, perhaps it’s...
  • The Lord in a Plastic Cup - Giving Communion at WYD in Rio

    08/06/2013 5:54:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 75 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | Tancred
    Tuesday, August 6, 2013 The Lord in a Plastic Cup -- Giving Communion at WYD in Rio (Rio de Janeiro) scurrilous, thoughtless, horrifying forms of an unworthy giving of Communion and a similar reception are customary to Catholics. At World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro the poor understanding of the Eucharist has reached a new high point of slovenliness. Pope Benedict XVI. went with his example and gave Holy Communion only to those faithful who knelt and received on the tongue. It was a contribution to the restoration of reverence and comprehension for the Holy. The priests employed were...
  • Vatican announces indulgences for World Youth Day

    07/09/2013 10:22:45 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 98 replies
    CNS ^ | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- To help encourage prayers for a spiritually fruitful World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, the Vatican announced July 9 that Pope Francis authorized a special indulgence for those who attend the event's liturgies and prayer services or follow along online in the proper spirit of prayer and contrition. Pope Francis decreed that World Youth Day participants can receive one plenary, or full, indulgence a day if they meet the usual conditions. World Youth Day runs July 23-28; the pope arrives July 22. An indulgence is a remission of the temporal punishment a person is due...
  • From the IOR to the gay lobby: Pope Francis tells all on flight from Rio to Rome

    07/29/2013 6:37:08 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider - LaStampa ^ | 07/29/2013 | Andrea Tornielli
    "On flight from Rio de Janeiro to Rome" Journalists fired improvised questions at the Pope for one hour and twenty minutes. The Pope agreed to hold the press conference straight after take-off, despite how tired he was after an eventful World Youth Day week in Brazil. Francis surprised journalists with his willingness to answer all questions put to him, even those which touched on really thorny issues like the reform of the Vatican Bank (IOR), the Ricca case, the gay lobby, Vatileaks and even the content of the black leather bad he carried on to the plane which flew him...
  • Krakow to host next World Youth Day

    07/28/2013 9:32:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | July 28, 2013
    Polish pilgrims celebrate after hearing the news that the next World Youth Day will be hosted by Krakow, Poland in 2016. Credit: Estefania Aguirre/CNA. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2013 / 09:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “The next World Youth Day in the year 2016 will be in Krakow, in Poland!” the Pope said at the close of Sunday Mass in Rio July 28. The event is sure to attract millions. Bl. Pope John Paul II was Archbishop of Krakow before his election to the papacy. The archdiocese has about 1.5 million Catholics and over 1,100 diocesan priests across 439...
  • Invisible people popping up in Rio

    07/26/2013 8:10:44 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 26, 2013 | Phil Lawler
    Stop me if you've heard this one before, but the crowds at World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio are much larger than the mainstream media predictions. Just last week we were hearing that WYD might be a disappointment. Early registrations were lagging behind expectations. The Brazilian government didn’t want to kick in extra funding. Lots of young Brazilians disagreed with the Pope. Those gloomy predictions didn’t even take into account the spectacularly bad weather that has turned outdoor meeting places into bleak acres of ankle-deep mud. Doom! Disaster! But wait. When the curtain rose on WYD, there were 500,000 enthusiastic...
  • Pope Francis Urges Catholics To Shake Up Dioceses

    07/26/2013 3:59:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    My Way ^ | July 26, 2013l | Nicole Winfield,Marco Sibaja,Jenny Barchfield
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Pope Francis has shown the world his rebellious side, urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a "mess" in their dioceses by going out into the streets to spread the faith. It's a message he put into practice by visiting one of Rio's most violent slums and opening the church's World Youth Day on a rain-soaked Copacabana Beach.
  • Slum Trip, Mass Youth Meeting Await Pope In Rio

    07/25/2013 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2013l | Nicole Winfield,Jenny Barchfield
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis will bless the Olympic flag, visit a slum and address upward of 1 million young Roman Catholics in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach on Thursday, as Latin America's first pope continued his inaugural international trip as pontiff.
  • Pope Francis shakes up Catholic Church (Brazil)

    07/24/2013 8:51:09 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Deutsche Well ^ | 24.07.2013 | Astrid Prange / sst
    Many Catholics hope Pope Francis will strengthen laymen and women in church, who have been taking on responsibilities of priests in some rural areas. That might trigger a revolution, experts say. The Catholic Church in Latin America has a way of dealing with contradictions: Instead of discussing whether women should be allowed to be ordained to the priesthood or debating the celibate, laymen go ahead and create precedents in their religious communities. They've come up with new forms of church services - services without a priest. Hopes are high during this year's World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro that...
  • Half A Million Catholics Flock To Copacabana Beach

    07/24/2013 2:17:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | July 24, 2013l | Siobhan Silke
    Hundreds of thousands of young Catholics have gathered Wednesday on Copacabana beach as World Youth Day kicks off. Pope Francis will make a first appearance at the gathering on Thursday.
  • Fears Grow For Pope's Safety In Brazil

    07/24/2013 3:10:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 24, 2013l | Nick Squires and Donna Bowater
    The Pontiff was forced to arrive at Guanabara palace, the house of the governor of Rio state, by military helicopter, as protesters clashed with riot police using tear gas, water cannon and stun grenades.
  • Pope Francis: Welcome Ceremony in Rio (full text)

    07/22/2013 3:48:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 7/22/2013
    Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday, beginning a week-long Apostolic visit to mark the twenty-eighth World Youth Day. After a brief formal greeting at Rio’s Galeăo airport, the Holy Father proceeded to Guanabara Palace for the official Welcoming Ceremony, where he was received by the President of Brazil, Dilma Vana Rousseff Linhares, the Governor of Rio State, Sergio Cabral Filho, and the Mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes. In her formal remarks, the President expressed joy and gratitude at the Holy Father’s visit. The Holy Father returned those sentiments, and placed...
  • Pope Francis Warns Of Perils Of Global Unemployment

    07/22/2013 1:45:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 22, 2013l | Stacy Meichtry,Nicholas Casey
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE—Widespread youth unemployment is creating a generation of the jobless, Pope Francis said Monday, setting the tone for a weeklong visit to Brazil that marks the first foreign trip of his papacy.
  • EWTN WORLD YOUTH DAY PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS (Mark your calendars)

    07/22/2013 8:33:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    EWTN ^ | July 22, 2013
    WORLD YOUTH DAY PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS Welcome CeremonyMon. Jul. 22 at 2:45 PM ET & 9 PM ETHis Holiness Pope Francis arrives in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for the 2013 World Youth Day, following a Papal Welcoming Ceremony and a ceremonial reception. Life on the Rock Special from RioTues. July 23 at 10 AM ET Opening MassTue. July 23 at 5:30 PM ET, Wed. July 24 at 12 AM ETOpening Mass with Pope Francis Mass at National Shrine of AparecidaWed. July 24 at 8:30 AM ET & 9:30 PM ET, Thurs. July 25 at 12 AM ETHis Holiness Pope...
  • Pope Visits Brazil During Pivotal Time For Country

    07/21/2013 11:08:44 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 22, 2013l | John Lyons,Loretta Chao
    RIO DE JANEIRO—Thousands of young Catholics streamed into this seaside city anticipating the expected arrival on Monday of Pope Francis, who is making his first major overseas trip as pontiff to a country convulsed lately by mass student protests and seen as crucial to the future of the church.
  • Francis intensifies programme of events for WYD inherited from Benedict XVI

    07/19/2013 4:19:08 PM PDT · by haffast
    Vatican Insider ^ | 07/17/2013 | Alessandro Speciale
    The Argentinean Pope’s first international trip to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate World Youth Day (22-29 July) is less than a week away. This will be the first time he returns to his homeland, Latin America, since his election to the pontificate. Unlike his predecessors, the Pope will not be using the Popemobile to get around. Francis wants to have direct contact with as many people as possible. He will be using a covered sedan or the open-top jeep he uses during his Wednesday General Audiences to get around Rio de Janeiro, where he will be spending most of his...