"‘You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, "You shall not murder"; and "whoever murders shall be liable to judgement."But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgement; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, "You fool", you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny." Mt 5: 21-26
Saint of the Day
Saint Peter Damian
Saint Peter Damian, born in 988, lost both his parents at an early age. His eldest brother, to whose hands he was left, treated him so cruelly that another brother, a priest, moved by his piteous state, sent him to the University of Parma, where he acquired great distinction. His studies were sanctified by vigils, fasts, and prayers, until at last, thinking that all this was only serving God halfway, he resolved to leave the world. He joined the monks of Fonte Avellano, then in the greatest repute, and by his wisdom and sanctity rose to be Superior.
Saint Peter was called upon for the most delicate and difficult missions, among others the reform of ecclesiastical communities, which his zeal accomplished. Seven Popes in succession made him their constant adviser, and he was finally created Cardinal Bishop of Ostia.
âRespond to the Invitation to Know God as Father,â Urges Pope
February 20, 2019. At General Audience, Reminds: ‘When we speak of God as “Father”, then, we must go beyond a merely earthly image, for God’s love is that of our Father who is in heaven’
âFollowing Example of Padre Pio, Donât Tire of Entrusting Yourselves to Christâ
February 20, 2019. Pope Reflects on Holy and Illustrious Padre Pio to pilgrims from Archdiocese of Benevento
Santa Marta: âWhere is Your Brother in Your Heart?â
February 18, 2019. ‘Disturbing Issues and Compromise Responses’
Pope Francis: Beatitudes, Warnings, Seeing with Jesusâ Eyes
February 17, 2019. ‘God is close to those that suffer and He intervenes to free them from their slavery.’
âNo to Ideologyâ: Pope Meets Jesuits of Central America
February 15, 2019. Article in “La Civilta Cattolica”
At Least 100,00 Children Die Each Year Due to War and Conflict
February 15, 2019. More children are living in areas affected by armed conflict than at any time over the past two decades, a new report from Save the Children reveals.
Archbishop Follo: The Beatitudes
February 15, 2019. With the wish to understand that the Beatitudes are the law of joy.
âWe Must Rediscover the Reality of the Sacred Liturgy,â Pope Francis Appeals
February 14, 2019. Pope Tells Plenary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments That Liturgy Is ‘Roadmap’ Through Which All Christian Life Passes
Pope Francisâ Dialogue With Engaged Couples on Valentineâs Day 2014
February 14, 2019. ‘Marriage is a celebration, a Christian celebration, not a worldly celebration”
Pope Reminds Christians to Pray in Secret
February 13, 2019. ‘”Jesus doesn’t want hypocrisy’
Holy Father Cites Example of Saints Cyril and Methodius
February 13, 2019. ‘Evangelizers of the Slavic peoples and Co-Patrons of Europe
Holy Father Approves Decrees Regarding Eight Candidates for Sainthood
February 13, 2019. Includes Miracle Attributed to John Henry Newman, Heroic Virtues of Cardinal József Mindszenty
General Audience: Pope Continues Teaching on âOur Fatherâ
February 13, 2019. English-Language Summary of Holy Father’s Commentary
âHe Rose Againâ
February 12, 2019. A Quirk in the English-Language Creed
Holy Father Asks Intercession of St. Saint Josephine Bakhita to End Slavery
February 10, 2019. ‘Saint Josephine Bakhita, help all those that are trapped in slavery.’
England: Cardinal Nichols Preaches Against Modern-Day Slavery
February 10, 2019. ‘Their fate is not distant from us. We have to recognize how we too are part of the dynamics of life which lead to their captivity.’
Holy Father Stresses Importance of Moral Theology in Daily Life
February 09, 2019. Marks 70th Anniversary of Alphonsian Academy – Higher Institute of Theology
Santa Marta: Martyrdom as a Service and Mystery
February 08, 2019. Life Has Value By Giving it in Love
Archbishop Follo: Vocation is a Gift Given with Forgiveness
February 08, 2019. With the invitation to understand that our vocation is not a choice we have to make, but an answer to the proposal of Christ.
Human Trafficking: No One Can Wash His Hands Without Being an Accomplice
February 07, 2019. Pope Francis’ Video for the Month of February.