Mass Readings: 7 February – 14 Febraury, 2016

Liturgical Calendar Year C, Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday February 7 Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalms 138:1-5, 7-8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 Monday February 8 1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13, Psalms 132:6-10, Mark 6:53-56 Tuesday February 9 1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30, Psalms 84:3-5, 10-11, Mark 7:1-13 Wednesday February 10, Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-18, Psalms 51:3-6, 12-14, 17, […]

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Power corrupts because the powerful don’t recognise sin

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service Anyone with a bit of power – in the church or in the world – needs to be on guard against allowing their sinfulness to turn into corruption, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Nuclear Power Must Lead the Mix

From Frans van Neerijnen, Johannesburg The bishops’ Justice & Peace Commission has called for a costly referendum on nuclear reactors (January 13), but such a poll is effectively happening this year in the form of local elections.

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More than 1,000 missionaries of mercy will serve during jubilee year

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service – More than 1,000 “missionaries of mercy” from all over the world, including South Africa, will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God’s mercy, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

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God wants to save you; Will you let him? pope asks

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service God doesn’t want to condemn anyone; he wants to save every person in the entire world, Pope Francis said. “The problem is letting him enter one’s heart” to transform one’s life, the pope said during his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square Feb. 3.

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Astronomy: Questions of Faith and Science Intersect

By Dennis Sadowski Every time Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno looks through a telescope at a deep sky object or examines a piece of a 4-billion-year-old meteorite that found its way to Earth, he says he’s exploring a mystery that spans both science and faith.

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Pope Francis: It’s not us, but God who takes the first step

On Sunday Pope Francis said that it’s the weak and vulnerable who are most valuable in God ’s eyes, and stressed that it’s always him who takes the initiative in meeting us where we are.

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State-of-the-Nation: A Test of Leadership

When Jacob Zuma takes to the parliamentary podium to address South Africa in his annual State-of-the-Nation address on February 11, he will have an opportunity to showcase the successes of his government, but also to explain the alarming accumulation of blunders and scandals that have emanated from his administration.

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Fishers of Men Wallpaper

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. (Luke 5:10,11) 1600 x 873

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Pray with the Pope – February 2016

Chameleon karma General Intention: That  we  may  take  good  care  of  creation—a  gift  freely  given—cultivating  and  protecting  it  for  future generations.

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