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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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Pope: Don’t leave home without it; take Gospel on the go, to the world

Pope: Don’t leave home without it; take Gospel on the go, to the world

| Carol Glatz | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tuck the Gospel in your pocket and put on your walking shoes to share Christ’s love, peace and joy with the world, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Christians’ only bragging rights are being a sinner, being saved

Pope: Christians’ only bragging rights are being a sinner, being saved

| Carol Glatz | September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said Christians should boast about only two things: that they are sinners and they have been saved by Jesus Christ.

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Pope: Iraq’s persecuted Christians are true, bold witnesses of Christ

Pope: Iraq’s persecuted Christians are true, bold witnesses of Christ

| Carol Glatz | September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Iraqi Christians are true and courageous witnesses of Christ’s message of hope, forgiveness and love, Pope Francis said.

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Pope thanks people for prayers for his family after deadly crash

Pope thanks people for prayers for his family after deadly crash

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, in mourning for the deaths of his nephew’s wife and two small children, thanked people at his weekly general audience Aug. 20 for their prayers.

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Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit

Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit

| Francis X. Rocca | August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop “unjust aggressors” such as Islamic State militants in northeastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse U.S. military airstrikes against the militants and said such humanitarian interventions should not be decided on by any single country.

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Pope says memorize the beatitudes, assess your care for the needy

Pope says memorize the beatitudes, assess your care for the needy

| Cindy Wooden | August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Christians should memorize not only the Ten Commandments but also the beatitudes, which Jesus taught as the path to true happiness, Pope Francis said.

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Top 10 secrets to happiness according to Pope Francis

Top 10 secrets to happiness according to Pope Francis

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly “Viva” July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life:

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Surprise visit: Pope heads to Vatican cafeteria for Friday fish menu

Surprise visit: Pope heads to Vatican cafeteria for Friday fish menu

| Carol Glatz | July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I didn’t have the courage to give him the bill,” said Claudia Di Giacomo, who was sitting behind the cash register.

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High youth unemployment rates are ‘defeat’ for society, pope says

High youth unemployment rates are ‘defeat’ for society, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Job creation, respect for the environment and the second chances God grants to every sinner were recurring themes as Pope Francis visited the southern Italian region of Molise July 5.

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