Pope Francis

Who is my brother?

The upcoming movie ‘Francesco’ comes at a time when Pope Francis exhorts us to read and embrace his latest encyclical, ‘Fratelli tutti’ that he signed standing at the tomb of Saint Francis of Assisi last week..

Fratelli tutti

At the core of ‘Fratelli tutti’ is Francis’s conviction that the world is fast losing its sense of the oneness of the human family. With the disappearance of the common good, dialogue, and solidarity as animating social ideas, humanity is fast sliding into the darkness of civil strife, conflict, tribalism, and nationalism.

Downloadable publication of Pope’s prayers and homilies now available

The Dicastery for Communication of the Holy See is making available a downloadable book entitled “Strong in the Face of Tribulation”, containing prayers, supplications and the Pope’s homilies as “a sure support in time of trial”. “A little help offered to all, so as to know how to discern and experience God’s closeness and tenderness in pain, in suffering, in solitude and in fear,” writes Andrea Tornielli, the editorial director of Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, presenting Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – a Sure Support in Time of Trial.

Pope Francis’ Messages to Youth at WYD Rio (and to Us)

POPE FRANCIS “In my heart, do I have the tendency to go from one side to other? Do I respond to God and then to the devil? Do we seek God's seed while watering the thorns and weeds that grow in our hearts? Think about it, and respond in silence.” Click on link below to

A Compassionate Cardinal George Pell at St Canice’s

The Cardinal Archbishop of Sydney is widely regarded as being very conservative and insensitive to many intimate pastoral issues. The man does have another compassionate side that is evidenced as he goes about his pastoral work in Visitations to parishes in the archdiocese. We experienced such a man at St Canice’s in 2009. In addition