Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests Pope Francis addresses priests of the Diocese of Rome during a meeting at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome March 2. The Vatican said Pope Francis spent about 45 minutes hearing confessions, offering the sacrament to a dozen priests before beginning his talk. (Credit: CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano, handout.) “One thing is clear: Temptation is always present in the life of Simon Peter and temptation is always present in our lives. Moreover, without temptation, you cannot progress in faith. In…

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JAPAN’S CHRISTIANS MIGHT BE HIDDEN, BUT THEIR FAITH IS STRONG

JAPAN’S CHRISTIANS MIGHT BE HIDDEN, BUT THEIR FAITH IS STRONG

JAPAN’S CHRISTIANS MIGHT BE HIDDEN, BUT THEIR FAITH IS STRONG JAPAN’S : HOW JAPANESE CHRISTIANS HAVE MANAGED TO CAMOUFLAGE THEIR CHRISTIANITY. The first taste of Christianity to the Land of the Rising Sun came in the form of St. Francis Xavier who came over from India in 1549 with three Japanese who had converted to Roman Catholicism. Jesuits who arrived later enjoyed the patronage of Oda Nobanuga, a powerful warlord and one of the first to attempt to unify all of Japan. They were allowed to carry out their activities…

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6 facts about faith and the inauguration

6 facts about faith and the inauguration

6 facts about faith and the inauguration Inauguratino : President Obama places his hand on two Bibles held by first lady Michelle Obama as he recites the oath of office before the U.S Capitol to begin his second term on Jan. 21, 2013. (Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images) The trappings of religion have long been part of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Amid the secular pomp that heralds the start of a presidency are prayer services, an invocation and benediction, and a traditional (if extraconstitutional) mention of God in the presidential oath…

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