Monthly Archives: September 2011

33 Years Ago: Cardinal Hugo Poletti on John Paul I

On September 29, 1978, the day the body of John Paul I was found in his bedroom, the Vicar General of the diocese of Rome made this announcement to the city of Rome (my translation of the Italian): Dear Priests, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“We have nothing to fear when we can say, resolutely, even without feelings: Long live Jesus!” — St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, OFM Cap.

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33 Years Ago Today – Papa Luciani’s Last Address

Thirty-three years ago today, Pope John┬áPaul I gave his last address for he died late that night. On September 28, 1978 he met a group of bishops from the Philippines on their ad limina visit. In this address he spoke … Continue reading

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33 Years Ago Today: Papa Luciani on Love

In his General Audience on September 27, 1978 Pope John Paul I spoke of Pope John XXIII’s “third lamp of sanctification” which is charity. He began with a prayer his mother taught him: My God, with all my heart above … Continue reading

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Catholic Social Teaching: The Crisis in the Relationship Between Humanity and the Environment

The relationship between humanity and the environment is a foundational aspect of human identity. This in turn, is illustrative of humanity’s deeper relationship with God. Scripturally, creation is always an object of praise. Salvation is perceived as a new creation. … Continue reading

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