“Simple Wisdom”: U.S. Bishops Publish Compilations of Pope Francis’s Messages

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has just released two slim books of homespun messages from Pope Francis:  on Hope and on Evangelization.  The first is only 66 pages in length; the second, 73 pages.  The English-language edition is published in conjunction with the Vatican publishing house, Libreria Editrice Vaticana.The “Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis” Series includes papal remarks that have garnered worldwide media attention.  Some of the quotes which may be familiar to you are: “ … [Read more...]

“Heaven Is For Real” Movie Is Coming to Theatres at Easter

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Three-year-old Colton Burpo underwent emergency surgery in 2003, following a burst appendix.  On the operating table, Colton had a brush with death, and lay unconscious for 17 days; and doctors told his family that he was not expected to live.But Colton did survive—and several months later, he began to tell stories that shocked even his family about the time while he lay unconscious.   He described events about which he could never have known, and people whom he had never met.  He described a … [Read more...]


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