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Pope to activists: Defend the earth, demand economic reform

Pope to activists: Defend the earth, demand economic reform

| Cindy Wooden | July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Addressing the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz July 9, Pope Francis acknowledged he did not have a “recipe” for a perfect economic-social-political system, but he said the problems with the current system are obvious and the Gospel contains principles that can help.

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Eucharistic sharing is call to mission, to feeding the poor, pope says

Eucharistic sharing is call to mission, to feeding the poor, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Eucharist is a missionary sacrament; it calls people to give all they are and have to God, seek his blessing and then take his love to the world, Pope Francis said at the opening Mass for Bolivia’s national eucharistic congress.

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Arriving in Bolivia, pope insists on church’s role in public life

Arriving in Bolivia, pope insists on church’s role in public life

| Cindy Wooden | July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Praising Bolivia’s efforts to include all its citizens in the country’s economic, political and social life, Pope Francis also defended the record and the right of the Catholic Church to be an active member of society and the right of the bishops to comment on public issues.

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Educate young to care for others, for the earth, pope tells teachers

Educate young to care for others, for the earth, pope tells teachers

| Cindy Wooden | July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Education is a right and a privilege that should impart not only knowledge and skills, but also a sense of responsibility for others and for the earth, Pope Francis told representatives of Ecuadorean schools and universities.

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Pope tells parents to be mindful of children’s suffering

Pope tells parents to be mindful of children’s suffering

| Laura Ieraci | June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The deep hurts that spouses inflict on each other cause great suffering to their children and, in some cases, lead to a separation that is “morally necessary” to protect spouses and children from more serious forms of violence, Pope Francis said during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square June 24.

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Being Christian is seeking Jesus, not looking for seers, pope says

Being Christian is seeking Jesus, not looking for seers, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being Christian is looking for, following and imitating Jesus Christ — nothing more, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Male, female differences must be recognized, valued, pope says

Male, female differences must be recognized, valued, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Efforts to convince people that the differences between male and female are simply social conventions, which limit individual freedom, ignore the fact that men and women need each other in order to understand themselves, Pope Francis said.

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Pope offers ‘Stone Age’ tips to youth for living the digital world well

Pope offers ‘Stone Age’ tips to youth for living the digital world well

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis said all media should encourage and edify — not enslave.

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Pope Francis lists abortion, unsafe workplaces among ‘attacks on life’

Pope Francis lists abortion, unsafe workplaces among ‘attacks on life’

| Laura Ieraci | June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Abortion, abandoning migrants at sea, unsafe working conditions, malnutrition, terrorism and euthanasia are all “attacks on life,” said Pope Francis.

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Selfish, ‘armchair’ Christians distance people from Christ, pope says

Selfish, ‘armchair’ Christians distance people from Christ, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christians must ask themselves whether they help people in need of salvation or whether they just keep Jesus for themselves and are deaf or indifferent to others, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Families are first victims of violence, poverty, pope tells bishops

Families are first victims of violence, poverty, pope tells bishops

| Carol Glatz | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Families are the first victims wherever there is conflict or poverty, but they also are the best place for teaching peace and reconciliation, Pope Francis told bishops of the Central African Republic.

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In family relations, good manners are no joke, pope says at audience

In family relations, good manners are no joke, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The closer two people are to each other, the more care is required in respecting the other’s freedom and feelings, Pope Francis said.

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