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John Paul II to be listed in Guinness Book of Records

romereports.com He's a man who has every right to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
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What happened at the Last Supper?

The hours leading up to Jesus’ Passion and Death were deeply engraved on the minds and hearts of his companions. As a result, the New Testament includes considerable detail about what Jesus did and said at his Last Supper. Joachim Jeremias says that this is [...]
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Pope Benedict XVI

It is certainly not by chance that the great currents of spirituality in the Church’s history originated with an explicit reference to Scripture. I am thinking for example of Saint Anthony the Abbot, who was moved by hearing Christ’s words: “if you would be perfect, [...]
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Early Christians

All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren… And they devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… The company of those [...]
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Cornerstone or stumbling block?

Pope Benedict has been the successor of St. Peter, visible Head of the Church, for five years, as of April 19. But because the sexual abuse of minors by priests and other persons in positions of trust has been a widespread and longstanding problem in [...]
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Loyalty to the Church

"What is the Church? Where is the Church? Bewildered and disoriented, many Christians do not find sure answers to these questions." Saint Josemaria posed these questions in 1972 in his homily Loyalty to the Church. They are still relevant, and this homily offers some answers: "The [...]
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Anniversary of the Pope's Election

It has been five years since the start of Benedict XVI pontificate. Before then, Joseph Ratzinger, was the right hand man of John Paul II.
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Cathedra of St. Peter

Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the [...]
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A magnet drawing people to Christ

Converted to Catholicism at the age of 28 after reading G. K. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce is the author of Literary Converts and many biographies of converts and literary figures. In this recent interview for www.josemariaescriva.info he speaks of how much he was helped by St [...]
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Church asks the faithful for more intense prayer for unity during the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians, from January 18 to 25, culminating on the feast of St Paul. 8 days = 8 prayers Please say a prayer each day for the following [...]
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