» 05/28/2013, 00.00
For the first time in history, churches worldwide will simultaneously join Francis in Eucharistic Adoration
A 'Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration' will be held on Sunday, 2 June, as part of the Year of Faith, an event that has already attracted four million people. On 15-16 June, the days of "Believing May They Have Life" will include a silent candlelight procession to call attention to the issue of human life and its intangible value.
Pope: for an hour, the Catholic world met in Eucharistic Adoration
Pope Francis was in St Peter's Basilica and in every cathedral, parish, and convent around the world. During this morning's Mass, Francis described war as the "suicide of humanity." In history, so many times we have seen "the great ones of the earth want to solve" local problems, economic problems, and economic crises "with a war. Why? Because, for them, money is more important than people! And war is just that: it is an act of faith in money, in idols, in idols of hatred, in the idol that leads to killing one's brother, which leads to killing love."
The Pope: if all religious rituals are cancelled, in today's consumeristic society it would give space to other rituals, which can become "idols"
Celebrating Corpus Domini, Benedict XVI emphasizes two aspects, that are connected, of the mystery of the Eucharist: the worship of the Eucharist and its sacredness. A "unilateral interpretation" of Vatican II "penalized" Eucharistic adoration, "pratically reducing the Eucharist to the moment of its celebration." It is "wrong to oppose the celebration and adoration."
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Pope to young people: let the Spirit mould you, to become truly alive
Benedict XVI ignites the 250,000 young people gathered for the vigil at the Randwick racecourse. Faith in Christ and in the Church challenge fear, consumerism, and careerism. The complete text of the pope's message.
Indonesian Church joins pope in universal Eucharistic adoration
The faithful packed parish churches, cathedrals and monasteries to pray the Blessed Sacrament with Pope Francis. Even cloistered convents joined the initiative. Bishop of Purwokerto said that a "moving atmosphere" prevailed during the event to boost "faith in Christ in everyday life."
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Vietnamese Catholics join Pope Francis in universal Eucharistic adoration
The faithful filled the country's churches and cathedrals with enthusiasm and participation in response to Pope Bergoglio's call. Becoming "one in Christ" and strengthening the ideal of "unity and communion" with the Church universal were among the many intentions. Special thoughts were devoted to the victims of war, crisis and religious persecution.
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