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Give up gossiping for Lent, pope suggests+

"We are experts in finding the bad things in others and not seeing our own."

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Pope: time for ‘all-out battle’ against crime of abuse+

Read Pope Francis' closing remarks from the historic summit.

Read More+ 4 weeks ago
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Pope prays for new year marked by tenderness, brotherhood, peace+

"Through the intercession of the virgin Mary, may the Lord grant us to be artisans of peace -- and this begins at home, in the family -- every day of the new year."

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass+

"Do we content ourselves with a few commandments or do we follow Jesus as lovers, really prepared to leave behind something for him?"

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Relics offer physical reminder that saints were real people+

The new saints' relics were present at the Mass as reminders that the saints were flesh-and-blood people who lived holy lives.

Read More+ 5 months ago
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New saints shared a close friendship, professor says+

Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero are two of seven new saints Pope Francis will canonize Oct. 14 at the Vatican.

Read More+ 5 months ago
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Pope’s letter to People of God: No effort must be spared to prevent abuse, cover ups+

Click here to link to the pope's letter and Bishop Barres' response.

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’+

"Consequently, the church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person."

Read More+ 8 months ago
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A good Christian shares the Gospel, pope says+

Jesus calls his disciples to set out as "messengers of the kingdom of God, not powerful managers, not unmovable functionaries (and) not stars on tour."

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people+

It's from your roots that you will get the strength to continue.

Read More+ 8 months ago