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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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Health care is a right, not a privilege, pope says

Health care is a right, not a privilege, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Church is not a fancy medical clinic for the rich, but a “field hospital” that — often literally — provides the only medical care some people will ever receive, Pope Francis said.

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Pope tells struggling Europe he has a dream for its future

Pope tells struggling Europe he has a dream for its future

As Europe faces an unprecedented influx of immigrants and refugees while struggling to counter continued economic woes, Pope Francis urged the continent to step up to its responsibilities with renewed hope, not cower behind walls and treaties.

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Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

For peace in the family, community and nation, people need to recognize their faults and ask forgiveness, Pope Francis told thousands of pilgrims, including hundreds of soldiers, sailors and police officers from around the world.

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Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

Intensify dialogue, not violence, in order to push for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said.

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When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, pope tells teens

When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, pope tells teens

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Happiness “is not an ‘app’ that you can download on your phones nor will the latest update help you become free and great in loving,” Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers.

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Look at your own sins before judging others, pope says at audience

Look at your own sins before judging others, pope says at audience

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

Christians must look to their own sins and failings and not fall into the temptation of hypocrisy that causes them to believe they are better than others, Pope Francis said.

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