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Pope Francis gestures to newlywed couples during one of his weekly audiences earlier this year (CNS)

In the second of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says it is vital to stay faithful to Scripture in its entirety, not just the bits we like

A detail from Hans Holbein's portrait of St Thomas More

Fisher and More lived exemplary lives and were content to be martyred for the faith

The long-suffering Job and his family, as illustrated by William Blake

Twelfth Sunday of the Year, Job 3:1 & 8-11; 2 Corinthians 5:4-17; Mark 4: 35-41

The Last Supper by the Spanish Renaissance painter Vicente Juan Masip

The Solemnity of the Most
Holy Body and Blood of Christ –
Ex 24:3-8; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16 & 22-26 (Year B)

Pope Francis reaches for a zucchetto thrown by someone in the crowd as he leaves his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope says there is no such thing as an ‘express marriage’

A barbecue competition in the US (PA)

The discovery of the word of God as fundamental to prayer is exciting, like throwing fuel on the barbecue of our spiritual life

A detail from Rembrandt's depiction of the Ascension (1636)

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20 (Year B)

Francis has given  'missionaries of mercy'  the authority to pardon 'even those sins reserved to the Holy See' (CNS)

Archbishop Fisichella unveils official prayer, logo, and calendar of events for

'In St Paul we see conversion and repentance as the first fruit of the Resurrection'

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 9:26-31; 1 jn 3:18-24; jn 15:1-8 (Year B)

A painting of St Catherine of Siena

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

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