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Be ready with God’s weaponry; devil is real, pope says

Be ready with God’s weaponry; devil is real, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Christian life is a constant battle against the devil, who is not the stuff of legend, but really exists, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Don’t be bad Christians, people may think atheism is better, pope says

Don’t be bad Christians, people may think atheism is better, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The way Christians behave can either help and inspire others, or turn them away from ever following Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Evolution, Big Bang do not push aside God, who set it in motion

Pope: Evolution, Big Bang do not push aside God, who set it in motion

| Carol Glatz | October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Big Bang theory and evolution do not eliminate the existence of God, who remains the one who set all of creation into motion, Pope Francis told his own science academy.

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Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

| Francis X. Rocca | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice.

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Church called to keep hope alive, live in joyful expectation, pope says

Church called to keep hope alive, live in joyful expectation, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The church of Christ is called to keep the light of hope alive in the world, showing all humanity the path leading to “the merciful face of God” and salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Be in a ‘holy hurry’ to share Gospel, love others, pope says

Be in a ‘holy hurry’ to share Gospel, love others, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Pope Francis said he wished the whole church would follow her example and be in a “holy hurry” to bring the Gospel and God’s love to the world.

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If laws don’t lead people to Jesus, they are obsolete, pope says

If laws don’t lead people to Jesus, they are obsolete, pope says

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jesus did “strange things,” like “walk with sinners, eat with tax collectors” — things the scholars of the law “did not like; doctrine was in danger, that doctrine of the law” that they and the “theologians had created over the centuries,” he said, according to Vatican Radio.

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Pope recalls another key anniversary in his life: his first Communion

Pope recalls another key anniversary in his life: his first Communion

| Carol Glatz | October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unable to resist telling the world about a personal event that is dear to his heart, Pope Francis said that 70 years ago to the day, he celebrated his first Communion.

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Pope: Tiny voice in your head? Don’t ignore it; it’s a guardian angel

Pope: Tiny voice in your head? Don’t ignore it; it’s a guardian angel

| Carol Glatz | October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guardian angels are not the stuff of fantasy; they are really present as wise travel companions helping people navigate life’s journey, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Use gifts to benefit church, not create division, envy, annoyance

Pope: Use gifts to benefit church, not create division, envy, annoyance

| Carol Glatz | October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone has a special gift to offer the whole church, just make sure it is used to serve everyone and not to puff up one’s own pride or to create division, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Greed, throwaway culture fuel ‘hidden euthanasia’ of elderly

Pope: Greed, throwaway culture fuel ‘hidden euthanasia’ of elderly

| Carol Glatz | September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis warned against the abandonment and neglect of the elderly, calling it a “hidden euthanasia” rooted in today’s “poisonous” culture of disposal and an economic system of greed.

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In homily, pope compares vain Christians to soap bubbles, peacocks

In homily, pope compares vain Christians to soap bubbles, peacocks

| Carol Glatz | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

As fleeting as soap bubbles, showy as peacocks and shallow as an over-primped star, conceited Christians are building their lives on lies and their faith on shifting sands, Pope Francis said.

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