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18 tips from Pope Francis for confession preparation

18 tips from Pope Francis for confession preparation

| Carol Glatz | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholics should go to confession, the pope said, because everyone needs forgiveness for their sins, for the ways “we think and act contrary to the Gospel.”

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Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

| Carol Glatz | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Real fasting isn’t just restricting food choices, it must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in one’s life for those in need and those who have sinned and need healing, Pope Francis said.

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Pope says he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington

Pope says he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington

| Francis X. Rocca | January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia, New York and Washington — where he intends to canonize Blessed Junipero Serra — but probably no other stops.

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World without mothers would be inhumane, lacking tenderness, pope says

World without mothers would be inhumane, lacking tenderness, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mothers are indispensable to society and the church, showing the world what it means to generously give oneself for others, to respect life and to display tenderness and moral strength even in times of trouble, Pope Francis said.

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God created all people, desires to save them, pope says on Epiphany

God created all people, desires to save them, pope says on Epiphany

| Cindy Wooden | January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

In every age and in every culture, people seek God just as the Three Kings did and, in every age, with the help of the Holy Spirit, they find him in the surprising humility of a baby born in a manger, Pope Francis said.

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Pope names 15 new cardinal electors, most from global South

Pope names 15 new cardinal electors, most from global South

| Francis X. Rocca | January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Underscoring the geographical diversity of his selections, Pope Francis named 15 cardinal electors “from 14 nations of every continent, showing the inseparable link between the church of Rome and the particular churches present in the world.”

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New Year’s Eve is time for examination of conscience, pope says

New Year’s Eve is time for examination of conscience, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The end of one calendar year and the beginning of another is the perfect occasion to reflect on how well people have used the time and gifts God has given them — especially how well people have helped the poor, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: True charity takes compassion that does not demand conversion

Pope: True charity takes compassion that does not demand conversion

| Carol Glatz | December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Quality of life” proponents who think the gravely ill lead lives not worth living are peddling a great lie, Pope Francis said in a message for the 2015 World Day of the Sick.

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On Christmas, pope urges people to hear the cry of suffering children

On Christmas, pope urges people to hear the cry of suffering children

| Cindy Wooden | December 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The crying of Baby Jesus is not the only cry people should hear on Christmas; many children around the world are crying because of war, maltreatment and abuse, Pope Francis said.

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Pope praises Our Lady of Guadalupe as great missionary of ‘our America’

Pope praises Our Lady of Guadalupe as great missionary of ‘our America’

| Cindy Wooden | December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Preceded by a procession of flags from the nations of the Americas and the recitation of the rosary in Spanish, Pope Francis and thousands of Catholics from across the Atlantic celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Vatican.

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Pope calls for more ‘integration’ of divorced Catholics

Pope calls for more ‘integration’ of divorced Catholics

| Francis X. Rocca | December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church must consider various ways to integrate the divorced and civilly remarried in the life of the Church — not merely allowing them to receive Communion, but letting them serve as eucharistic ministers and godparents — and to make it easier for Catholic families to accept their homosexual members.

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God reveals himself to humble hearts, says pope

God reveals himself to humble hearts, says pope

| Laura Ieraci | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

God reveals himself to humble and meek hearts, said Pope Francis at morning Mass Dec. 2.

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