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    Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 CNA.- Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St. Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death, when he received a special burial in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery. The following ...

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  • Willy's Story - the homeless man buried in the Vatican

    Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 CNA.- Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St. Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death, when he received a special burial in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery. The following ...

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  • The Pope who became a pilgrim: Benedict's resignation remembered

    Vatican City, Feb 28, 2015 CNA/EWTN News.- Two years after his historic resignation from the papacy, Benedict XVI's presence continues to be felt by those around him as he keeps his promise to remain in quiet and prayerful service to the Church and ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Saturday (2/14) I had the great joy of being present as the Holy Father created 20 new cardinals from all over the world. Though several were from what would traditionally be a cardinalatial see, such as the Patriarch of Lisbon, many of the new ...

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  • So why are we celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life?

    I am frequently asked these questions. Why is this year so important? Isn't the consecrated life an artifact of the past? Aren't diminishing numbers and fewer vocations indications that God has something else in mind for religious communities? Aren't ...

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  • Planning for archdiocesan 2016 WYD pilgrimage well underway

    BRAINTREE -- Even though the 2016 World Youth Day gathering in Poland is still more than a year away, those who will lead the pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of Boston to the gathering with the Holy Father have been preparing for months. The Archdiocese ...

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Willy's Story - the homeless man buried in the Vatican


Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 CNA.- Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St. Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death, when he received a special burial in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery. The following is an account of his story as told by Msgr. Amerigo Ciani, a canon of St. Peter’s Basilica and painter who had become friends with Willy.

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"The Vocational Adventure Does Not End on the Day of Ordination"


Rome (ZENIT) -- The Seminary is not a University where one only learns professional or theoretical concepts; it is an experience of life. Moreover, the vocational pastoral ministry includes concrete support and discernment, says Mexican Archbishop Jorge Carlos Patron Wong, Secretary for Seminaries of the Congregation for the Clergy, an office he has held for just over a year. He arrived in Rome in November 2013, directly from the diocese of Papantala. ZENIT interviewed him to learn more about his work over the past 14 months, his vision of life in the Seminaries and the way the Pope helps priests in their mission.

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'Who, me? Yes, you.' Fess up to sins, stop judging others, pope says


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Drop the innocent look and the habit of judging others, Pope Francis said; recognizing one's own faults and failings is the first requirement of being a good Christian. In fact, paradoxically, one finds peace and relief in judging one's own sins, being merciful toward others and saying, "Who am I to judge?" he said March 2 during his homily at a morning Mass celebrated in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives.

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