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War is the mother of poverty, Pope Francis says :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


By Ann Schneible

Vatican City, Jun 3, 2015 / 03:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lamented the suffering inflicted on families already struggling from poverty in countries torn by the “great predator” of war.

“Truly, war is the ‘mother of all poverty,’ the pontiff said Wednesday, addressing the crowds in Saint Peter’s Square.

“War impoverishes the family,” he said. It is “a great predator of lives, of souls, and of the most sacred and precious loved ones.”

Since late last year, Pope Francis has been centering his Wednesday catechesis on the theme of family as part of the lead-up to the World Day of Families in September, as well as October’s Synod of Bishops on the Family.

Continuing with his June 3 catechesis, the Pope centered his address around the particular difficulties which many families face, especially with regard to poverty.

He lamented the “misery” and “degradation” experienced by poor families inflicted by war, as well as those living in the peripheries.

via War is the mother of poverty, Pope Francis says :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

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Pope Francis Leads Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican: from NBC News (they are not afraid of Christmas like other news agencies are: I’d say good for them!)


Pope Francis Leads Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday, after placing a phone call to Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants. Francis told refugees at the tent camp in Ankawa, a suburb of Irbil in northern Iraq, that they were like Jesus, forced to flee because there was no place for them. For Christians, Christmas marks the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem barn manger, chosen because there was no room for his parents at an inn.

Vatican-Christmas Mass - 2014

Vatican-Christmas Mass – 2014 (Click to access the Mass at NBC News)

this Pressed: Pope Francis: People and not money create development §RV— Vatican – news (@news_va_en)


The Sistine Chapel (with virtual video tour)


The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is located in the Palace of the Vatican, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. It was built between 1473 and 1481 and is known for its artwork—especially the ceiling paintings by Michelangelo. Attracted to ambitious sculptural projects—which he did not always complete—Michelangelo agreed to the project reluctantly. His confidence grew in time, and he devoted his last 30 years to The Last Judgment fresco in the chapel. For whom is the Sistine Chapel named? More… Discuss
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devocional Music: Adoramus Te Christe – G. Palestrina – St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican (time to brush up on your Latin!)


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Adoramus Te Christe – G. Palestrina – St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican

Libertyville High School Choir performing at St. Peters Basilica – Spring Break Tour, March 2011
Dr. Jeffrey Brown, conductor

Adoramus Te Christe,
Et benedicimus Tibi:
Adoramus Te Christe,
Et benedicimus Tibi:

Quia per sanctam crucem tuam
Redemisti mundum.
Adoramus Te Christe,
Et benedicimus Tibi,
Adoramus Te Christe

 

Christmas Message and Urbi et Orbi Blessing



Christmas Message and Urbi et Orbi Blessing
Messaggio di Natale e Benedizione Urbi et Orbi
Message de Noël et Bènediction Urbi et Orbi
Mensaje navideño y Bendiciòn Urbi et Orbi

 

Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul Papal Mass – Holy Mass and imposition of the Pallium on new Metropolitan Archbishops Vatican Basilica, 29 June 2013 Text: Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram ædificabo ecclesiam meam et portæ inferi non prævalebunt adversus eam. Et tibi dabo claves regni cælorum.



Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul 
Papal MassHoly Mass and imposition of the Pallium on new Metropolitan Archbishops
Vatican Basilica, 29 June 2013
Solennità dei Santi Pietro e Paolo
Cappella Papale – Santa Messa e imposizione del Pallio ai nuovi Metropoliti
Basilica Vaticana, 29 giugno 2013

Hochfest Peter und Paul 
Papstmesse – Heilige Messe mit Übergabe der Pallien an die neuen Metropolitan-Erzbischöfe
Vatikanische Basilika, 29. Juni 2013

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Tu es Petrus, motet a 6vv
Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina; Thomanerchor, Leipzig

Text:
Tu es Petrus
et super hanc petram ædificabo ecclesiam meam
et portæ inferi non prævalebunt adversus eam.
Et tibi dabo claves regni cælorum.

 

Gallery

Capella Sistina February 1984-Anno Sancto 1983

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Vatican. Basilica San Pietro, Capella SIstina, Anno Sancto 1983, Continue reading

The Vatican Library: On CBS-60 Minutes


I hope this link to CBS60 Minutes” Program, on the Vatican’s Library, will inspire you to value the written tradition: Culture exist, because humans exist: It is Our doing, and our legacy, and like everything else human, it only is as strong as the weakest link in the long chain of event we call history. In this case that link is your interest in the history of culture.