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November 2023

Pope Francis to COP28: ‘Choose life, choose the future!’

Below is the message of Pope Francis to COP28 that was delivered by Cardinal Parolin on his behalf.  This powerful and hard hitting message...

COP28 and Laudate Deum

COP stands for "conference of the parties", with parties being the 197 countries that have signed up to the UN climate treaty (UNFCCC) to...

Homily for First Sunday of Advent 2023

Readings:  Isaiah 63:16-17,64:1,3-8; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37 Theme: ‘Stay Awake!’ (Mark 13:37) Introduction: Today, the Church launches a new liturgical year, with the season of Advent...

Laudate Deum”: a call to respond to the Climate Crisis

In October 2023 Pope Francis published this Apostolic Exhortation in which he develops themes expressed in his 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’  Its opening paragraphs...

NOVEMBER 2023| For the Pope

Francis opens his heart and asks for prayer to fulfill his mission In  his video for November, Francis reveals that “being Pope is also a process”...

Homily for the 32nd Sunday of Year A

Readings: Wisdom 6:12-16 p 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Matthew 25:1-13 Let your light shine:  Today’s Gospel from the 25th chapter of St Matthew is the fifth...

SMA International News – November 23

Welcome to the SMA International News Bulletin for or the Month of November.  In this edition we have stories from:  ROME - Where we hear of...
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The Good Shepherd

Based on the reading for Saturday 4th November 2023 - Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo: Romans 12:3-13:2; John 10:11-16.) A couple of years ago a...