Palm Sunday Homily

Palm Sunday Homily

Here is the full text for Pope Francis’ homily on Palm Sunday 2020. Jesus “emptied himself, taking the form of a servant” (Phil 2:7).  Let us allow these words of the Apostle Paul to lead us into these holy days, when the word of God, like a refrain, presents... Read more
Special indulgences during the pandemic

Special indulgences during the pandemic

While we may not be in a position to receive sacramental grace at this time, graces abound in other ways. On 19th March 2020 the Apostolic Penitentiary issued a decree of special indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic that are available to us. Christopher... Read more
Holy week preparation (young people)

Holy week preparation (young people)

Here is an examination of conscience for young people to help you prepare for Holy Week: Have I tried to be cheerful at home with my family? Have I done my school work at the right time? Have I done it as well as I can? What have I been thinking these days? Have I had... Read more
Holy week preparation (adults)

Holy week preparation (adults)

Here is an examination of conscience for adults to help you prepare for Holy Week: During these days of quarantine with my family, have I fostered a peaceful and joyful atmosphere? Where have my thoughts been recently? Do I guard against interior judgements of others,... Read more
Urbi et orbi full text

Urbi et orbi full text

Here is the full text from the meditation Pope Francis gave during the ceremony on Friday 27th March 2020. “When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has been evening. Thick darkness has gathered over... Read more

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