Monthly Archives: July 2015

Cardinal Rylko sends message for World Youth Day 2016

  • Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, has sent a message looking ahead to the next World Youth Day which will take place in Krakow from July 26th to 31st 2016. Pope Francis is scheduled to attend the event that will be focused on the theme from the Beatitudes: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy’.  Taking place in the context of the Jubilee Year of Mercy which begins on December 8th this year, the Krakow event follows on from the last World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro where Pope Francis told young people to read the Beatitudes because, he said, it “will do you good”…
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The Gospel of the day: 28th July

    • Saint Matthew 13:36-43

      Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He said in reply, “He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil…

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Pope appeals for captives in Syria and opens WYD registration

  • Pope Francis on Sunday remembered the people of Syria caught up in the continuing conflict in the country. In particular, the Holy Father made an urgent and heartfelt appeal for the release of Italian Jesuit priest Father Paolo Dall’Oglio who was kidnapped in Syria almost two years ago.

    He also remembered both the Greek and Syriac Orthodox archbishops of Aleppo, Boulos Yazigi and Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, who were kidnapped in Syria near the Turkish border in 2013…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th of July

    • Feast of the Church: Joachim and Anne, parents of the Virgin Mary

      Saint Matthew 13:31-35

      Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.’” He spoke to them another parable…

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The Gospel of the day: 26th July

  • Saint John 6:1-15 Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. The Jewish feast of Passover was near. When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?” He said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do…
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The European General Assembly of SIGNIS

  • L-Assemblea Ġenerali Ewropea ta’ SIGNIS bdiet is-Sibt 11 ta’ Lulju b’laqgħa mal-Isqof Awżiljarju ta’ Krakovja, Grzegorz Rys, li hu l-istess Isqof responsabbli mill-organizzazzjoni tal-Jum Dinji taż-Żgħażagħ fl-2016 – liema ċelebrazzjonijiet se jsiru fil-Polonja. Matul din il-laqgħa, minbarra li r-rappreżentanti minn kull stabbiliment tal-media mill-pajjiżi rispettivi introduċejna lilna nfusna, kellna wkoll l-opportunità niddiskutu dak li l-għada l-Ħadd 12 ta’ Lulju kien trattat f’ħafna iżjed dettall: ‘Post ir-reliġjon fil-media sekulari – perspettiva Pollakka’…
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The Gospel of the day: 25th July

    • Saint Matthew 20:20-28

      The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something. He said to her, “What do you wish?” She answered him, “Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom.” Jesus said in reply, “You do not know what you are asking…

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The Archbishop visits the Notarial Archives

  • Il-Ġimgħa 24 ta’ Lulju 2015, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna żar l-Arkivji Notarili fil-Belt Valletta. Din iż-żjara saret fuq stedina tal-Kunsill tal-Arkivji Notarili, u fl-istess ħin ra l-ħidma li qed issir tal-NGO ‘Notarial Archives Resources Council’. Fuq inizjattiva personali, l-Arċisqof ‘addotta’ għar-restawr u l-konservazzjoni, dokument tal-Papa Pawlu V li jmur lura għall-1608, fl-iskema ‘Addotta Nutar’. Permezz ta’ din l-iskema qed jiġu restawrati u kkonservati manuskritti u dokumenti storiċi ta’ valur imprezzabbli, li hemm f’dan l-arkivju…

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Iraqi Patriarch says ISIS is growing each day

  • The Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad, Louis Sako, says he is personally “very worried” about his nation’s future and warns that the so-called Islamic State, ISIS, “is growing” in strength and influence each day and nowadays the militant group is “like a real state.” In a recent gesture of solidarity, the Iraqi Patriarch donated food and medical supplies to displaced Muslims living in a refugee camp near the city of Ramadi…
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