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Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Moving closer to Christ means facing daily struggles against temptation and battling against evil, Pope Francis said.

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Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis posed for a photo Jan. 18 with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, it was not a protocol-dictated nicety; it was a recognition of the commitment on the part of the pope and of a coalition of state and private agencies in Louisiana to stop human trafficking.

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Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground

Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

Although great strides have been made through 50 years of ecumenical dialogue, Catholics and Lutherans must continue to work toward becoming a full and visible sign of unity for the world, Pope Francis said.

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Speakers: Aim for truth with love to help those with same-sex attraction

Speakers: Aim for truth with love to help those with same-sex attraction

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Courage member Daniel Mattson, the intersection of his life with the gay rights movement caused “all hell to break loose.”

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Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said Jan. 18 that a repeal of the federal health care law should not take place without immediate passage of a plan that preserves people’s access to adequate health care and also protects human life, conscience rights and the poor.

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U.S. abortion rate at its lowest since 1973 Supreme Court ruling

U.S. abortion rate at its lowest since 1973 Supreme Court ruling

| Mark Pattison | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. abortion rate is down to its lowest level since the Supreme Court made abortion legal virtually on demand in 1973, and the rate is half of its early-1980s peak.

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HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’

HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’

| Chris Byrd | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Behind the opening credits of “The Young Pope,” a naked baby boy crawls over a sea of infant mannequins, and a man dressed as the Roman pontiff emerges at the other end.

As bizarre as that may sound, the controversial, provocative new miniseries from pay-cable channel HBO only gets stranger from there.

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‘Stagnant’ and selfish Christians are hopeless, unable to cope, pope says

‘Stagnant’ and selfish Christians are hopeless, unable to cope, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2017 | 4 Comments

Christians who forge ahead with hope in God have the strength to endure life’s dark moments, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Pope names Boston cardinal, others to Vatican congregations

Pope names Boston cardinal, others to Vatican congregations

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, to be a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Catholic panel addresses need to find common ground with Trump administration

Catholic panel addresses need to find common ground with Trump administration

| Rhina Guidos | January 16, 2017 | 4 Comments

Catholic panelists gathered to discuss “Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump” said it is difficult to get over some of the words the president-elect said during the campaign — and even before he was a candidate. But as his presidency nears, many of them said it’s important to find ways to work with him for the common good.

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Bishop disappointed with change in U.S. policy to Cuban refugees

Bishop disappointed with change in U.S. policy to Cuban refugees

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the Committee on Migration at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was disappointed with President Barack Obama’s new policy ending a long-standing agreement that allowed Cubans who arrive in the U.S. without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency.

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McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor

McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

While the controversial opening of a McDonald’s near the Vatican may not have all local residents singing, “I’m lovin’ it,” the popular fast food chain is trying to do its part in the neighborhood by helping the poor and the hungry.

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