Vatican Radio Pope Francis opens Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica, opens Jubilee Pope Francis on Tuesday opened the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, inaugurating the Jubilee of Mercy. The ceremony took place after he celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in St. Peter’s Square.  listen to our reports at the bottom article The rain did not keep the people away: Over 50 thousand arrived,…
Saturday, November 28th, the General Curia met with the Community of Saint Egidio. The fraternal moment was marked by prayer and the sharing of dinner. At 8 pm the SCJs attended the Vigil Mass of the community, which was well-organized and with much participation. On that occasion, Cardinal Loris Capovilla, the former secretary of Pope John XXIII, took possession of the Basilica of Saint Mary in Trastevere. Pope Francis wanted…
Tanauan is one of the oldest towns in the Province of Leyte, Philippines dating back to the year 1710. It is a second class municipality composed of fifty-four (54) barangays. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 50,119 people. The town has been baptized the title of “Cradle of the Intellectuals” or “Bungto Han Kamag-araman” since the Spanish colonial period. Tanauan is approximately eighteen (18) kilometers south…
II Sunday of Advent (Year C) Baruch 5,1-9 Children will be carried on his arm Everything that happens is God's work and is of God. Jerusalem has no initiative or action. In the background there are people who marvel about this beauty that God introduces into history. Then there is the call to “rise again”: a Paschal call, a work which the Lord fulfills in Jerusalem, moving it from death…
  We enter the time of Advent, a time of remembrance of the invocation and expectation of the coming of the Lord. We are given the opportunity to see in these days a reality full of surprises and newness, a time in which much can happen. We especially open ourselves to a future characterized by the newness that the Lord may establish. Following Jesus in our present becomes new, our…