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Sts. Peter and Paul represent “unity and diversity,” Pope Francis tells Orthodox

Conformity with “the teaching of the apostles and the ecumenical councils” should inspire our efforts to restore full communion, says pope VATICAN CITY — Half a century ago, in July 1967, Pope Paul VI traveled to Istanbul and visited the Phanar, the headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. There he met with the Orthodox leader Patriarch […]

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On the Throne of the Cross

Why does Jesus enter Jerusalem? Or better: how does Jesus enter Jerusalem? The crowds acclaim him as King. And he does not deny it, he does not tell them to be silent (cf. Lk 19:39-40). But what kind of a King is Jesus? Let us take a look at him: he is riding on a […]

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Pope Francis: A defense

I read an article on the Christian Review titled:  Four Years Later: Reflections on an Unprecedented Pontificate.  When I first starting reading the article I found myself rolling my eyes a bit, and I guess they may still be rolling.  It started off with this quote:  “On March 13, 2013, I sat in my office […]

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Pope Francis: ‘consult the Bible as often as your cellphone’

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday called on Christians to consult the Bible with the same frequency as they might consult their cellphones for messages. Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square following his weekly Angelus blessing, the Pope urged those present to give the Bible the same place in daily life as […]

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Mary’s tears are seeds of hope

Dear brothers and sisters, In today’s catechesis I would like to contemplate the figure of a woman who speaks to us of hope lived in tears. Hope lived in tears. It is Rachel, the wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin; she who, as the Book of Genesis recounts, dies giving birth […]

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Pope skewers journalists who focus on scandal

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2016 / 09:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis gave an interview to a Belgian magazine in which he cautioned media to avoid several major temptations, including the desire to always focus on scandal – which he compared to “coprophilia,” a mental illness in which a person has an abnormal interest in […]

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Faith is and Encounter with Jesus Christ

VATICAN CITY — The Christian faith is not a theory, philosophy, or idea, but an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said this morning at Holy Mass at his private chapel in Santa Marta, as the Church enters into Advent. In order to truly encounter Jesus, the pope said, we need to undertake […]

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Pope at Jubilee Closure: ‘If You Give God a Chance…He Is Ready to Start Your Life Anew’

ZENIT: “As soon as we give God the chance, He remembers us. He is ready to completely and forever cancel our sin, because his memory – unlike our own – does not record evil that has been done or keep score of injustices experienced.” Pope Francis said this during his homily for the Closure of […]

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Proposed six new beatitudes from Pope Francis

Change comes from the bottom up in any culture. Our leaders can’t do that. If we live our faith it will show in how we treat others and love them. Below are six new beatitudes the pope wants us to live out. And no, he is not going to put them in the bible. It […]

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Francis, Fatima and the End of the World

Does the Holy Father know something we don’t? Aleteia. At the end of April it was confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Fatima for the one hundredth anniversary of the Marian apparitions, and it is rumored that he will use the occasion to canonize the two youngest seers, Jacinta and Francisco Marto. This week, […]

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