Jeffrey Miller

Oct 182017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 21 September 2017 to 18 October 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

Letters

Messages

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “The statue of Our Lady of Aparecida was found by poor workers. May Mary bless all of us, but especially those seeking employment.” @Pontifex 13 October 2017
  • “In this centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, we thank God for the countless blessings we have received under her protection.” @Pontifex 13 October 2017
  • “We are called to defend and safeguard human life, especially in the mother’s womb, in infancy, old age and physical or mental disability.” @Pontifex 14 October 2017
  • “Along with the Saints, let the joy and beauty of living the Gospel shine through the witness of our lives.”
  • “Ensuring everyone’s right to food and nourishment is an imperative we cannot ignore. It is a right to which there are no exceptions!” @Pontifex 16 October 2017
  • “Sharing requires conversion, and this is a challenge. #ZeroHunger” @Pontifex 16 October 2017
  • “It is the duty of the human family to help free every single person from poverty and hunger.” @Pontifex 17 October 2017
  • “May artists spread the beauty of the faith and proclaim the grandeur of God’s creation and His boundless love for all.” @Pontifex 18 October 2017

Papal Instagram

Oct 112017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 5 October 2017 to 11 October 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

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “The mission of schools and teachers is to develop an understanding of all that is true, good and beautiful.” @Pontifex 5 October 2017
  • “Let us ensure that the Internet is a safe and richly human place for children: a network that does not entrap them but helps them to grow.” @Pontifex 6 October 2017
  • “The Rosary is a synthesis of the mysteries of Christ: we contemplate them with Mary, who allows us to see with her eyes of faith and love.” @Pontifex 7 October 2017
  • “When you experience bitterness, put your faith in all those who still work for good: in their humility lies the seed of a new world.” @Pontifex 8 October 2017
  • “The search for peace is an open-ended task, a responsibility that never ends and that demands the commitment of everyone.” @Pontifex 9 October 2017
  • “God does not disappoint! He has placed hope in our hearts so that it can blossom and bear fruit.” @Pontifex 10 October 2017
  • “Like Saint John XXIII, whom we remember today, let us witness to God’s goodness and mercy before the Church and the world.” @Pontifex 11 October 2017

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Oct 092017
 

So at Mass on Saturday morning I learned that my parish’s pastor had been named a bishop. I know little about him other that that I found his homilies quite worthwhile and that he has actively worked to include TLM going Catholics in the life of the parish. I attend the TLM at the St. Joseph historic church adjacent to the main church.

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Pope Francis has appointed Father Thanh Thai Nguyen, a priest of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida, to be an auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Orange, California.

Born in Vietnam, Bishop-designate Nguyen, 64, fled the country in 1979 by boat with his family and spent 10 months in a refugee camp in the Philippines before arriving in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1980. After brief studies at Hartford State Technical College, he became a math and science teacher in Hartford public schools.

In 1984, he joined the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, studying at Merrimack College and the Weston School of Theology, both in Massachusetts. He was ordained to the priesthood May 11, 1991.

For the next eight years, he worked in parishes in Georgia and Florida. In 1999, he was incardinated into the Diocese of St. Augustine. He has been pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Jacksonville, Florida, since 2014.

In 1979, Father Thanh and his family escaped Vietnam during the war. They fled by boat, and after 18 days at sea, they landed on the shores of the Philippines. He lived in a refugee camp for 10 months before moving to the United States in 1980.

“Father Thanh knows the plight of refugees, and he understands their journey seeking a safe home and the ability to support their families,” Bishop Estevez said in a statement. “He has a genuine gift when it comes to ministering to people of diverse cultures.”

“Now that reality is beginning to set in, I need to start the process of letting go and letting God,” said Bishop-designate Nguyen in a statement about his appointment. “Yes, letting go of familiar places, familiar faces, Bishop Estevez, the presbyterate of the diocese, parishioners, and staff of St. Joseph and Christ the King parishes who have played an important role in my priestly ministry for more than 20 years.

Source

Father Thanh Thai Nguyen, a priest of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida, is seen in this undated photo. Pope Francis appointed him Oct. 6 to be an auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Orange, California. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of St. Augustine) See POPE-AUXILIARY-ORANGE Oct. 6, 2017.

Oct 042017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 24 September 2017 to 4 October 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

  • “Encountering Jesus can give a decisive direction to our life, filling it with meaning.” @Pontifex 28 September 2017
  • “Today is the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Let us call on them so that we are always reminded of God’s presence.” @Pontifex 29 September 2017
  • “I have chosen this theme for World Communications Day 2018: “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace.” @Pontifex 29 September 2017
  • “In our times we need to pray so much – Christians, Jews, and Muslims – for peace.” @Pontifex 30 September 2017
  • “Like Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, let us learn from the humility of God who became small for us.” @Pontifex 30 September 2017
  • “Our guardian angel is a friend we do not see, but whose presence we feel. He accompanies us on our earthly journey to heaven.” @Pontifex 2 October 2017
  • “Only in the silence of prayer can you learn to listen to the voice of God.” @Pontifex 3 October 2017
  • “Like Saint Francis of Assisi, let us be transformed by the love of Christ in order to live in simplicity and joy.” @Pontifex 4 October 2017

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Sep 272017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 13 September 2017 to 27 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.

Angelus

General Audiences

Speeches

Papal Tweets

Papal Instagram

Sep 262017
 
Before confession 💩
After confession 😇
 
 
🤔 How do I condense my list of sins down to something manageable?
🤐 Good thing there is the seal of the confessional
 
😮 What I imagine the priests reaction is.
😴 His actual reaction.
 
😰 Me wondering what my penance is.
😁 Me receiving my penance.
 
😂 Absolution – thank you Jesus!
Inspired by this.
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.

Angelus

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

Papal Instagram

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.

Angelus

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

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