Vatican Dossier - Jun 24

‘The Sacred Heart Isn’t a ‘Holy Card’ for Devout, But the Heart of Our Faith,’ Says Pope

During Morning Mass on Feast Day of Christ’s Sacred Heart, Francis Says We Must Become Small to Hear the Lord’s Voice
Pope Francis delivers his homily in Santa Marta
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The Sacred Heart of Christ is not a ‘holy card’ for the devout, but is “the heart of revelation, the heart of our faith, because He made Himself small,” choosing this way “of humbling Himself, of emptying Himself even to death on the Cross.”

Matters India - Jun 24

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Scotland police step up search for missing Indian priest

Edinburgh: Police in Scotland have stepped up search for Father Martin Xavier, a Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) priest from India, who went missing in Edinburgh two days ago.
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Rome Reports - Jun 24

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 Pope at Santa Marta: God chooses the “little ones”
June 23, 2017. "To hear the voice of the Lord, you must make yourself little,” he said.

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Catholic Church supports separate Gorkha homeland
 
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Rome Reports - Jun 23

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June 22, 2017. In addition to training Church leaders, he suggests creating an office to respond to victims letters.


Matters India - Jun 23

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Bhopal archdiocese highlights Christian issues

Bhopal: The Archdiocese of Bhopal organized a peaceful sit-in to highlight various problems Christians face in Madhya Pradesh state as well as in India.
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Pope's Stirring Homily: To be Happy

Look what a homily Pope Francis gave in yesterday's mass! It's to read and reread several times ...
This is the Pope with the greatest spirituality since Peter.

"You can have flaws, be anxious, and ever angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from going bust. Many appreciate you, admire you and love you. Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments.To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord. It is not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness.It is not only to celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons from the failures.It is not only to feel happy with the applause, but to be happy in anonymity. Being happy is not a fatality of destiny, but an achievement for those who can travel within themselves.

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Mizoram sees low key yoga day
 
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PRIESTS ARE HUMAN TOO!

Look at this scenario!

*He stood up to preach in one of the daily weekday's evening Masses. The first thing he asked the congregation to do was to go ask someone "How was your day?".*

*Everyone went around asking, shaking and patting each others back. Some even hugged themselves!

12 Sunday A - Liturgical Prayers

1. No Room for Fear
2. Witness, Speak Up!

Greeting (See Second Reading)
It is certain that the grace of God came to us
through one man, Jesus Christ,
and it came to us as a free gift.
May Jesus pour out his grace on you
and may he always be with you. R/ And also with you.


Introduction by the Celebrant
1. No Room for Fear
Nothing can give us more trust and courage than to know that someone loves us deeply. Faith is really the trust and conviction that God loves us, and loves us deeply. When we are aware of this love there is no more room for fear. People with deep faith are not afraid of professing that faith and of speaking out and committing themselves to all that this faith and love implies. We ask Jesus in this Eucharist to fill us with faith and love and so to take all fear away from us.