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Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

| Carol Glatz | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The church is not just for people who are good, who think they’re good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said.

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Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says

Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a special requiem Mass for a French priest assassinated by youths claiming allegiance to the Islamic State.

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Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to believe in the logic of the resurrection of the body and not succumb to heresies that reduce it to a mere spiritual experience, Pope Francis said.

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Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clergy who use their position for personal gain rather than to help those in need do not follow the spirit of Jesus who took upon himself the sufferings of others, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

God did not send his son into the world to cast off the wicked but to offer them a path to conversion through mercy and love, Pope Francis said.

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Pope asks Jesuits to educate diocesan clergy in practice of discernment

Pope asks Jesuits to educate diocesan clergy in practice of discernment

| Cindy Wooden | August 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

When it comes to the Christian life, too many seminaries teach students a rigid list of rules that make it difficult or impossible for them as priests to respond to the real-life situation of those who come to them seeking guidance, Pope Francis said.

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Receive forgiveness in confession, learn to forgive others, pope says

Receive forgiveness in confession, learn to forgive others, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

God’s mercy is poured out upon the repentant so that they can change and grow, sharing mercy with others and helping build families, neighborhoods and societies where people learn to forgive, Pope Francis said.

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Money, vanity, pride are ‘three steps to perdition,’ pope says

Money, vanity, pride are ‘three steps to perdition,’ pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Beatitudes are a navigational tool that lead people to happiness and holiness, while love of money, vanity and pride are the “three steps leading to perdition,” Pope Francis said.

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Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says

Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Faced with the judge’s indifference, the widow resorted to her only weapon — to keep incessantly pestering him, presenting him with her appeal for justice,” the pope said.

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Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Holiness doesn’t depend on superhuman powers, but rather demands a heart filled with courage, hope and grace that strives for conversion each and every day, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Those who exploit for cheap labor are bloodsucking leeches, pope says

Those who exploit for cheap labor are bloodsucking leeches, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Human traffickers and unjust business owners who become wealthy by exploiting others for cheap labor commit a mortal sin, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

How Christians treat the poor is the clearest demonstration of their relationship with God, Pope Francis insisted.

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