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5th Week of Easter, Tuesday, Apr 30; St Pope Pius V

5th Week of Easter, Tuesday, Apr 30

Acts 14:19-28 / John 14:27-31

Jesus calms his disciples; "Do not be troubled or afraid. " 

Feast of the Dedication of Lateran Basilica

3 Readings talk about God's presence in three areas: Nature (water & Herb) or creation. This is first temple. Second human persons, second temple. Third: social, civil and ecclesial structures. God first created time, space and context. Then created human beings. Sin and grace take place at a particular, location and context. Paradise had everything for grace and growth. Also the apple tree that caused sin. 


You, the Temple of God, Are Sacred 


Know that this place is holy because the Lord is here among us. Know that we ourselves are called to be holy for we are God’s temple. May the Lord Jesus always stay with you. R/ And also with you.

Extraordinary moment of prayer in pandemic times

Friday 27 March 2020, 18:00

Listening to the Word of God

The Holy Father:
In the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All - Amen.

Pope's Stirring Homily: To be Happy

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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.

Pope's Letters and Exhortations

Pope: "Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love,"

Pope Francis calls on the world's Catholics to support families in crisis

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News
"Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love," is a new letter from Pope Francis on what people must do to support successful family life. (DepositPhotos)
"Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love," is a new letter from Pope Francis on what people must do to support successful family life. (DepositPhotos)
People need to nurture their relationships with family members, friends and neighbors and resist the tendency to give up or turn away from individuals in need, Pope Francis declared in a letter on family life, released Friday.
The pope explained that self-absorbed behavior threatens the family unit and harms those who rely on community support, such as people with disabilities and the elderly.
"No one can think that the weakening of the family … will prove beneficial to society as a whole," he writes in "Amoris Laetitia," which is translated in English as "The Joy of Love."

10 tips for a happy life, according to Pope Francis

 Pope Francis attends a meeting of prayer at the Isernia's cathedral on July 5, 2014 in Isernia - Campobasso, Italy. (Franco Origlia/Getty)

Earlier this year, Pope Francis outlined a ten-point plan for happiness. The Top 10 list appeared in an interview for the Argentine magazine Viva, which was released to celebrate Francis' first 500 days in office. As the National Catholic Register reports, Francis was interviewed by Pablo Calvo, "an old acquaintance" of his, which added a familiar and off-the-cuff quality to the interview. Calvo also noted that Francis rarely referenced God during their 77-minute conversation.

Here are Francis' 10 steps for a happy, healthy life.

1) "Live and let live"

The first step to peace and happiness, said Francis, is following the ancient advice of the Romans: Campa e fascia campĂ , or, "live and let live." This advice is an echo of his now famous "Who am I to judge?" line, which was spoken in the context of his view that the Church should not "interfere spiritually" in the life of any person, gay or straight.

Pope: Five "pillars" for development: Justice for all

There is neither real promotion of the common good nor real human development when there is ignorance of the fundamental pillars that govern a nation, its non-material goods:

1) life, which is a gift of God, a value always to be protected and promoted;

2) the family, the foundation of coexistence and a remedy against social fragmentation;

3) integral education, which cannot be reduced to the mere transmission of information for purposes of generating profit;

4) health, which must seek the integral well-being of the person, including the spiritual dimension, essential for human balance and healthy coexistence;

5) security, in the conviction that violence can be overcome only by changing human hearts.

Finally, Francis encouraged the youth, and everyone, to persevere in the fight for justice.