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In the Vineyard: March 28, 2020

In the Vineyard :: March 28, 2020 :: Volume 20, Issue 6

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Pope Francis' Extraordinary Blessing "Urbi et Orbi"

Pope Francis gave his “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) blessing in an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 27, 2020. The beginning of the blessing is below (with a link to the rest). We have also included a video of the blessing,

In the Vineyard: March 14, 2020

In the Vineyard :: March 14, 2020 :: Volume 20, Issue 5

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Getting to Mass During a Global Pandemic

Many parishes throughout the world are cancelling Mass this weekend (at least) in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. There are online resources for those who would like to watch Mass from home. For many of the churches, the online broadcasts will continue beyond the weekend.

Turning the abuse crisis discussion to deeper themes / National Catholic Reporter

“If we want to build a culture, a group of people that have things that they teach and learn, it has to be about relationships that are marked by love over fear, mercy over judgment and inclusion over exclusion.” (Sr. Carol Zinn in National Catholic Reporter)

Two Catholic leaders recently turned the discussion about the crisis in the church away from a focus on institutional change to the less measurable work of transformation, the significance of relationships and the need for members of the hierarchy to confront that culture’s past.