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Pope says a ‘good Easter’ requires making Jesus’ passion one’s own

Pope says a ‘good Easter’ requires making Jesus’ passion one’s own

| Laura Ieraci | April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The pope began his catechesis, dedicated to the celebration of Holy Week and Easter, by saying that the death and resurrection of Christ are “the culmination” of the entire liturgical year and of the Christian life.

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Welcome children, learn from them, pope says at audience

Welcome children, learn from them, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Children are a blessing for humanity and for the church, bringing new life and energy to families and society, Pope Francis said.

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God loves us, has dreams for us, pope says

God loves us, has dreams for us, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

God’s dreams for his people are the dreams of a lover for his beloved; they are dreams of building a future together that is filled with joy, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Kids need values, hope from teachers; teachers need better pay

Pope: Kids need values, hope from teachers; teachers need better pay

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teaching is about giving young people, especially troublemakers, values and hope, and it is “an injustice” that today’s educators are paid so poorly, Pope Francis said.

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Pope announces Holy Year of Mercy

Pope announces Holy Year of Mercy

| Cindy Wooden | March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission to be a witness of mercy.”

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Pope: Putting trust in world, not God, blinds people to needs of others

Pope: Putting trust in world, not God, blinds people to needs of others

| Carol Glatz | March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Worldliness transforms souls, it makes (people) lose touch with reality: They live in a fake world they have made,” he said March 5 in his homily at a morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives.

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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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