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New York bishops meet pope at end of ‘ad limina’ visits+

"What was heartwarming was how you could tell that Pope Francis was listening with his heart."

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New York bishops at Vatican encouraged to present Gospel as great gift+

Bishop DiMarzio was the principal celebrant and homilist at the first Mass the bishops of New York celebrated during their visits to Rome to report on the status of their dioceses.

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Different clicks, same prayer: Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary+

The Click to Pray eRosary is both a free app for Apple and Android and an actual high-tech rosary bracelet that connects to a smartphone using Bluetooth.

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Kindly lights in gloomy world: Pope declares five new saints+

Those canonized were: St. John Henry Newman, St. Maria Rita Lopes Pontes, popularly known as Sister Dulce, St. Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, St. Marguerite Bays and St. Josephine Vannini.

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Pope declares special Sunday each year dedicated to word of God+

'The Bible is the most widely distributed book, but it also perhaps the one most covered in dust because it is not held in our hands.'

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Analysis: Pope’s new cardinal choices stress dialogue, care for poor+

Announcing the new cardinals, Pope Francis said they illustrate "the missionary vocation of the church that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all men and women of the earth."

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Pope Francis tells the ‘Secret of Life’ — Fix your gaze on Jesus+

In annual message to ‘Rimini Meeting,’ Francis reminds, “looking at Jesus purifies our sight and prepares us to look at everything with new eyes."

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With miracle confirmed in Sheen cause, plans for beatification can begin+

Archbishop Sheen is perhaps best remembered for his popular television show, "Life Is Worth Living."

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Receive Communion every time as if it were the first time, pope says+

"When the priest says to us, 'The body of Christ,' we say, 'Amen.' But let it be an 'Amen' that comes from the heart, with conviction."

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Not ruling on apparitions, pope allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje+

The decision to allow organized pilgrimages, banned by the local bishops' in 1991, recognizes the need to provide spiritual accompaniment and care to the tens of thousands of Catholics who travel to Medjugorje each year.

Read More+ 7 months ago