Posts byMarilyn Rodrigues

Who was St Valentine?

St Valentine was a bishop in Rome who was imprisoned for performing marriages for Christian soldiers against the decree of the Roman Emperor, Claudius II. While in jail, Valentine healed the blind daughter of his jailor and they became friends. He was eventually beheaded in Rome on February 14, 269 AD, signing a farewell note
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2016 July | Creation – Care of the Common Home

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues  On awe, praise and the care of creation Has your child ever been captivated by the sight of a full, golden, moon hanging low on the horizon, drawn to running water, or collected shells, rocks and sticks? It’s been one year since Pope Francis published his encyclical on the environment,
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A Vision of Mercy

Pope Francis has invited Catholics to experience in a new and deeper way the joy of giving and receiving mercy during the Jubilee year. In this way, he believes, the Church will be more effective at witnessing to God’s mercy. It is impossible to be genuinely merciful towards others, or even be fully aware of
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FRANKLY: a game-changer in Catholic parish life

Bursting onto the Catholic scene in parishes this Christmas, FRANKLY is a fresh new publication that will be a power house in evangelisation and a counter-balance to secular negativity about the Church. Visually rich in photography and design, and modelled on the warm and conversational style of Pope Francis, FRANKLY is designed to be given
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Christ the King!

Despite the machinations of those who had rejected Christ’s peace, Christ’s reign is complete and eternal… writes Marilyn Rodrigues In 1925 the world was lurching from one major crisis to another, rocked by waves of political, social and economic disorder. Mussolini dismantled the Italian government and took control of the country. Hitler published Mein Kampf
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