Sep 212017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 29 August 2017 to 21 September 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Letters

Motu Proprio

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “The Lord does not leave us orphans: we have a Mother, the same one as Jesus. Mary takes care of us and always defends us.” @Pontifex 15 September 2017
  • “Global action is needed in order to reduce pollution and at the same time promote development in poorer countries.” @Pontifex 16 September 2017
  • “The more Jesus occupies the centre of our lives, the more He allows us to come out of ourselves and brings us closer to others.” @Pontifex 17 September 2017
  • “Let us find the courage to purify our hearts by removing the rocks and thorns which choke the Word of God.” @Pontifex 18 September 2017
  • “Let us work together to find concrete solutions to help the poor, refugees, victims of modern forms of slavery, in order to promote peace.” @Pontifex 19 September 2017
  • “Hope is the virtue of a heart that does not close itself in darkness or remain locked in the past, but looks towards the future.” @Pontifex 20 September 2017
  • “I appeal for peace and disarmament: in this world wounded by violence, we need fraternity among peoples.” @Pontifex 21 September 2017

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Sep 142017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 28 August 2017 to 14 September 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

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Homilies

Messages

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Dear Friends, please pray for me and all of Colombia, where I will be travelling for a journey dedicated to reconciliation and peace.” @Pontifex 5 September 2017
  • “I encourage you to entrust yourselves to the Lord, who is the only one who helps and inspires us to contribute to reconciliation and peace.” @Pontifex 7 September 2017
  • “Dear young people, do not be afraid of the future! Dare to dream big! Keep joy alive, a sign of a young heart that has encountered the Lord.” @Pontifex 7 September 2017
  • “Reconciliation is consolidated by the contribution of all. It enables us to build the future and makes hope grow.” @Pontifex 8 September 2017
  • “Truth is an inseparable companion of justice and mercy.” @Pontifex 8 September 2017
  • “Today there are many who hunger for God, who hunger for dignity. As Christians, we must help them to be satiated by God.” @Pontifex 9 September 2017
  • “Our contagious joy must be our first testimony to the closeness and love of God.” @Pontifex 9 September 2017
  • “Charity helps us to know the truth and truth calls for acts of kindness.” @Pontifex 10 September 2017
  • “To “take the first step” is, above all, to go out and meet others with Christ the Lord.” @Pontifex 10 September 2017
  • “Dear Colombian brothers and sisters, thank you! I have met so many people who have touched my heart. You have done me a world of good!” @Pontifex 10 September 2017
  • “I encourage world leaders to set aside partisan and ideological interests and seek together the common good of all humanity.” @Pontifex 12 September 2017
  • “War is the negation of all rights. Let us pray for those who have the responsibility to avoid war between peoples.” @Pontifex 13 September 2017
  • “In the Cross our hope is reborn. Hope born of the Cross is different from that of the world, because it is born of the love of Jesus.” @Pontifex 14 September 2017

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Sep 062017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 24 August 2017 to 5 September 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

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General Audiences

Messages

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “If you pay attention to the heart, you will find you are close to the Lord and to others.” @Pontifex 31 August 2017
  • “Lord, teach us to contemplate you in the beauty of creation and reawaken our gratitude and sense of responsibility.” @Pontifex 1 September 2017
  • “Jesus is always there with an open heart. He throws open the mercy that he has in his heart. He forgives, embraces, and understands.” @Pontifex 2 September 2017
  • “It is much more important to realize how much God loves us, than how much we ourselves love Him.” @Pontifex 3 September 2017
  • “Jesus is present in so many of our brothers and sisters who suffer today like He did.” @Pontifex 4 September 2017
  • “Like Mother Teresa, may we open up opportunities of joy and hope for the many who are discouraged and need understanding and tenderness.” @Pontifex 5 September 2017
  • “Dear Friends, please pray for me and all of Colombia, where I will be travelling for a journey dedicated to reconciliation and peace.” @Pontifex 5 September 2017

Papal Instagram

Aug 302017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 13 August 2017 to 29 August 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

General Audiences

Messages

Papal Tweets

  • “Humanity needs hope in order to live and needs the Holy Spirit in order to hope.” @Pontifex 24 August 2017
  • “Being men and women of the Church means being men and women of communion.” @Pontifex 25 August 2017
  • “May the Virgin Mary obtain for us the grace to be enlivened by the Holy Spirit, so we can witness to Christ with evangelical honesty.” @Pontifex 26 August 2017
  • “Today how many mothers shed tears, like St Monica, so that their children will return to Christ! Do not lose hope in God’s grace!” @Pontifex 27 August 2017
  • “The Gospel invites us to answer first and foremost to God who loves us and saves us, recognising Him in our neighbour.” @Pontifex 29 August 2017

Papal Instagram

Aug 232017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 15 August 2017 to 23 August 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Messages

Papal Tweets

  • “May nothing stop you from living and growing in your Heavenly Father’s friendship, and from witnessing to His infinite goodness and mercy.” @Pontifex 17 August 2017
  • “I pray for all the victims of the attacks of these days. May the blind violence of terrorism no longer find room to exist in this world!” @Pontifex 19 August 2017
  • “We always need to rediscover God’s love and mercy in order to develop our relationship with Him.” @Pontifex 20 August 2017
  • “May the Holy Spirit grant peace to the whole world and heal the wounds of war and terrorism.” @Pontifex 21 August 2017
  • “When we are feeling sad, when it feels like everything is going wrong, we should remember: “God loves me. God never abandons me”.” @Pontifex 22 August 2017
  • “The Lord is close to all those who are victims of old and new forms of slavery: inhuman labour, illegal trafficking and exploitation.” @Pontifex 23 August 2017

Papal Instagram

Aug 222017
 

A recent decision by the Knights of Columbus has sown discord among some of the Knights of Columbus.

Earlier this month, the Knights of Columbus board of directors unanimously voted to adopt a new uniform for the Fourth Degree. The decision was made with the good of the entire Order in mind. While we understand that some members may prefer the old regalia, the supreme master and vice supreme masters urge all Fourth Degree members to put the good of the Order before any personal preference.

The previous regalia worn by Fourth Degree Knights.


Photo via Flick, Creative Commons

Is being replaced with a more modern version.

The move was in answer to comments received by prospective members put off by the historic regalia. While some see this as positive move, others are less pleased.

A new group calling themselves the “Pius Knights of Columbus” has split off ordaining there own board members in direct opposition to Supreme Knight Anderson and without receiving permission. These schismatic Knights consider the traditional regalia as “The Uniform for the Ages” which as been in use with some changes since 1900. They refer to the updated uniform pejoratively as the “Novus Uniformus” and don’t consider it valid regalia for events.

Some of these breakaway knights for further in believing that there is no current valid Supreme Knight and that the last valid Supreme Knight was Luke E. Hart who served from 1953–1964 and was instrumental in having “Under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members of the “Pius Knights of Columbus” are petitioning Pope Francis to issue a Motu Proprio allowing a stable group of Knights to wear the uniform beyond the June 30, 2018 cutoff date.

Aug 212017
 

Invented for the iPhone, the new “Ooti the uterus” emoji app can be installed for $1.99 and comes with an assortment of smiley expressions and personas. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.

Leave it to Planned Parenthood to anthropomorphize the uterus and to dehumanize the unborn child.

I wonder if the Ooti sticker pack includes a perforated uterus sticker like the death at the hands of Planned Parenthood last year.

Aug 162017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 6 August 2017 to 15 August 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

General Audiences

Papal Tweets

  • “Jesus does not leave us alone because we are precious to Him.” @Pontifex 10 August 2017
  • “When something makes us suffer, let us listen to the voice of Jesus in our hearts: “Do not fear! Go ahead! I am with you!”” @Pontifex 11 August 2017
  • “Dear young people, you are the hope of the Church. Do you dream about your future? Then take part in #synod18! http://goo.gl/WghUvl ” @Pontifex 12 August 2017
  • “In Mary we see that humility is not a virtue of the weak but of the strong who don’t have to treat others badly to feel important.” @Pontifex 13 August 2017
  • “The journey of entrusting ourselves to the Lord begins every day, starting each morning.” @Pontifex 14 August 2017
  • “Mary’s Assumption regards our future: it turns our gaze heavenward announcing the new heaven and new earth with Christ’s victory.” @Pontifex 15 August 2017

Papal Instagram

Aug 152017
 

In related logic Darth Vader is on pace to virtually eliminate disease on Alderaan.

This CBS News promo tweet is just so vile “Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion.” – learn more about the Culture of Death tonight at 10pm E.T. Nice teaser.

The worst part is that the stealthy modern eugenics movement is advancing with little outcry. The majority of children diagnosed with Down syndrome by a screening test are being aborted. Estimates in the United States that this happens 67% percent of the time with higher estimates in Europe. The American eugenics movement of the 20s through the 40s was quite rampant and it was mostly the horrors of the aftermath from Nazi Germany that for the time stopped the movement. Yet Germany took their lessons from us.

It seems there is a lot of errors from the past rearing their ugly heads. It is all so sickening.

Aug 092017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 3 July 2017 to 9 August 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

General Audiences

Messages

Papal Tweets

  • “In the name of Jesus we can make known, through our witness, that peace is possible!” @Pontifex 4 August 2017
  • “Other people are gifts to be received with respect, especially if they are weak and frail, because Christ comes to meet us in them.” @Pontifex 5 August 2017
  • “Hope is the virtue of a heart that doesn’t lock itself into darkness, that doesn’t dwell on the past, but is able to see a tomorrow.” @Pontifex 6 August 2017
  • “Forgiveness sets our hearts free and allows us to start anew. Forgiveness gives hope. Without forgiveness, the Church is not built up.” @Pontifex 7 August 2017
  • “Today we give glory to God for the work of Saint Dominic in the service of the Gospel which he preached with his words and his life.” @Pontifex 8 August 2017
  • “In witnessing to the faith what counts is not success, but fidelity to Christ.” @Pontifex 9 August 2017

Papal Instagram