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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

Let us try to express the joy of God’s Kingdom in every way possible!

Let us share the journey of refugees and migrants with concrete gestures of solidarity. #sharejourney journey.caritas.org/gwa18/

Invite the Holy Spirit to be part of your activities. Call upon Him before you even start: “Come, Holy Spirit!”.

Love is always at the service of others. Because love is seen in actions, not words.

I send my cordial greetings to all those following the World Soccer Championships that begin today in Russia. I hope this sports event may be a positive opportunity for encounter and fellowship.

No one is so poor they cannot give what they have, but first and foremost, who they are.

Never tire of encountering Jesus in prayer, in listening to the Word of God, and in receiving the Eucharist.

Children must be able to play, study and grow in a peaceful environment. Woe to anyone who stifles their joyful impulse to hope!

The Holy Spirit gives us the strength we need to achieve holiness in the midst of our everyday lives.

Whatever we do, let us sustain the voice of the Holy Spirit through practical good deeds and actions.

Mary is exactly what God wants His Church to be: a loving and humble Mother, poor in possessions but rich in love.

Let us ask the Lord to give us good priests: hardworking men, men of prayer, who are close to God’s people.

The Feast of the Sacred Heart reminds us that God loved us first: He is always waiting for us, welcoming us into His heart, into His love.

For those who are with Jesus, evil is just a provocation to love even more.

Loving Christ is not a superficial sentiment. It is an attitude of the heart that we demonstrate when we live as He wants us to.

Lord, reawaken in us a sense of praise and gratitude for our Earth, and for everything you have created.

The living presence of Christ within us is the light that guides our choices, the flame that warms our hearts as we go to meet the Lord.

On this Feast of Corpus Christi, we need to remember that Jesus, the Bread of Life, is our strength and support on life's journey.

Seek the Lord in prayer: He is the one who has called you.

Love can recognize good things even in bad situations. Love keeps a tiny flame alight even in the darkest night.

The Eucharist contains all the flavour of Jesus’ words and deeds, the taste of His Death and Resurrection, the fragrance of His Spirit.

When the Holy Spirit is present, something always happens. Where blows the Spirit, things are never at a standstill.

The Eucharist gives us the strength to produce the fruits of good works, and to live true Christian lives.

What lasts? What has value in life? What treasures don’t disappear? Definitely two: God and our neighbor.

The mystery of the Blessed Trinity invites us to live in communion with one another, in love and in sharing: certain that wherever there is love, there is God.

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

On this Fathers’ Day I thank and praise the 500+ priests who’ve reiterated their belief in Humanae Vitae on its 50th anniversary. It’s an amazingly prophetic document. It foresaw how a redefinition of sex would lead to the malaise our society now faces: w2.vatican.va/content/paul-v…

test Twitter Media - On this Fathers’ Day I thank and praise the 500+ priests who’ve reiterated their belief in Humanae Vitae on its 50th anniversary. It’s an amazingly prophetic document. It foresaw how a redefinition of sex would lead to the malaise our society now faces: https://t.co/vV6sFN8OTH https://t.co/2Jm7Wo0w8n

Another Confirmation Mass coming up shortly. All the young look so smart! Let’s pray that their hearts will be open to the Holy Spirit and His sevenfold transforming gifts.

I’m still in Jersey - a great place. We have today and tomorrow Confirmation Masses and there’s almost 100 candidates. Please pray for them and their families.

Beautiful Mass today with our jubilations in the Cathedral: Visit shop Peter Doyle, Mgr Nick France and Canon Peter Turbitt. I’m now en route to Jersey for diaconate ordination of Nicholas Le Cornu.

Please pray for Fr Chris Rutledge and his parish group on pilgrimage to Lourdes. They are safe but last night the River Gave broke its banks. The Grotto is flooded and the International Mass in the Underground basilica cancelled. Flooded everywhere. May God protect everyone.

A great week this week – a special celebration at the Cathedral this Thursday for Bishop Peter Doyle and Mgr. Nick France, celebrating 50th anniversary of their priesthood. Our prayers and congratulations to them! Here's this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue186…

Just on my way now to St William of York, Reading to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form. Orate pro eis!

I’m reading at the moment a fascinating book on Generation Z by James White. This is a post-Christian and religiously illiterate generation (those born around 2000) that thinks very differently. It’s a huge challenge for us in handing on to them the Catholic Faith.

Very beautiful and moving celebration of the Mass at St Cecilia’s with the Solemn profession of Sister Mechtilde. We’re now on the ferry back - looking forward to a nice cup of tea!

Just on the ferry now with Fr Phil and Fr Mark Hogan to Isle of Wight for the Bishops Council Meeting. Then tomorrow it’s the Solemn Profession of Sr Mechtilde at St Cecilia’s - great Feastday too. Please pray for us all.

Lots of good news of things that have been happening and things coming up in @PortsmouthRC in this week's e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue185…

Just catching the hovercraft - shockingly expensive 10 min journey, £23-50 return! - to Isle of Wight to visit the prison to say Mass. Please pray for the prisoners and for Deacon Gary the chaplain and the priests who assist.

The outcome of the Irish referendum still saddens me no end. In many countries abortion has been brought in by politicians and the metropolitan elite. But in Ireland it’s been brought in by a ground swell among the people - in the land of dear St Patrick and so many saints!

I’m in Guernsey today for the Confirmation Mass tonight. The weather is beautiful and everywhere looks great! Please pray for our youngsters being confirmed that they will become truly intentional missionary disciples.

Arrived now at Wash Common (through the rain and the traffic) to dedicate the church of St Francis de Sales. Please pray for Fr Bruce and for all the parishioners that they may be full of joy and mission.

I’m at Southampton Airport at the moment awaiting a late-running flight to Manchester. I’m going up to celebrate a funeral Liturgy for a relative. Please pray for her repose and for her family. Her name was Meryl. Please pray too for a safe journey.

please don’t forget to mark in your diary 4th July @ St Patrick’s Soho. We’re organising a big day of celebration for Bl PierGiorgio Frassati. His niece Wanda Gawronska is coming over from Rome plus Chris Wohar the head of Frassati USA. more details later this week!

test Twitter Media - please don’t forget to mark in your diary 4th July @ St Patrick’s Soho. We’re organising a big day of celebration for Bl PierGiorgio Frassati. His niece Wanda Gawronska is coming over from Rome plus Chris Wohar the head of Frassati USA. more details later this week! https://t.co/6Wiw2H3G1P

Just back from Rome where I’ve been visiting our seminarians at the Venerable English College and at the Beda. They’re on great form although they’re doing exams this week. Please say a prayer for them today.

Given what’s happening in the Church now, we need to give much more attention to the ‘fides qua’ of faith (not of course excluding the ‘fides quae’): i.e. to the individual person and their subjective reception and authentic grasp of the Gospel and their response to it.

It’s really, really sad what’s happened in Ireland. The truth of our Catholic faith about the value of human life still stands. But there’s clearly a big problem within the Church about moral doctrine, authentic values and decision making. We need to reread Veritatis Splendor.