Tag: Holiness

Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

God calls all Christians to be saints — not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his new document on holiness.

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St. Grandma? Pope cites the famous and the ‘saint next door’

St. Grandma? Pope cites the famous and the ‘saint next door’

| Cindy Wooden | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Naturally in a document on the Christian call to holiness, Pope Francis cited a heavenly host of saints — including some whose sainthood causes are ongoing and some who probably will never be canonized.

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With new document, pope shows holiness is for everyone, speakers say

With new document, pope shows holiness is for everyone, speakers say

| Carol Glatz | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ new document, “Gaudete et Exsultate,” shows that holiness is not an impossible task nor is it something to be pursued far removed from today’s world, said the papal vicar for the Diocese of Rome.

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Lives of holiness in this day and age

Lives of holiness in this day and age

| Kate Soucheray | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Holiness. What exactly is this concept in our world today? To be holy is to be saintly and devout. It is to be pious, pure and faithful. When we think of being holy in our current culture, it might seem nearly impossible.

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Catholics urged to work for ‘holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness’

Catholics urged to work for ‘holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness’

| Erik Zygmont | June 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

When Henry VIII, as England’s reigning monarch, was declared “a defender of the faith,” the future “must have seemed so bright to Thomas More and John Fisher,” Baltimore Archbishop William Lori said in a homily June 21.

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.

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It’s not too late to set meaningful goals that move you toward sainthood

It’s not too late to set meaningful goals that move you toward sainthood

| Tom Bengtson | February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Did you set any meaningful goals for 2012? I don’t mean trite resolutions that are discarded by Epiphany; I mean goals that ultimately move you forward on your path to sainthood.

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Confession helps us prepare for Christmas

Confession helps us prepare for Christmas

| December 8, 2011

If sin is what makes us miserable, its remission should be a great cause for Advent joy

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