TCC Playlist: Ukuthula “Peace” by the Cape Town Youth Choir

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Cape Town Youth Choir

“Peace in this world of sin the blood of Jesus brings.”

Listen to the Cape Town South African Youth Choir sing the traditional Zulu hymnUkuthula, or Peace, off their album Forever Young. The song’s lyrics and video are after the jump:

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Culture of Encounter is the Foundation of Peace

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Echoing previous statements about the possibility of universal salvation by the Church Fathers, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Catholic theologians like Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Pope Francis stresses that all people are created in the image and likeness of God, that all can do good, and that all are redeemed by the Blood of Christ. Read an excerpt and the homily after the jump:

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Gadsden Finds God

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A sheriff in Gasden County, Florida, inherited a community caught in a cycle of poverty, violence, and incarceration. He made an unusual decision and allowed churchgoers into the criminal justice system to help turn things around. Read it in The New York Times here: Gadsden Finds God. Read Pope Francis’ message to inmates in Mexico after the jump:

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