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With a mother’s heart, Mary raises up the abandoned, pope says at Mass

With a mother’s heart, Mary raises up the abandoned, pope says at Mass

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just as she did hundreds of years ago from a small hill in Tepeyac, Mexico, Mary accompanies the downtrodden and the lowly like a mother caring for her children.

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Pope: Prepare for Christ’s birth by recognizing mistakes, sowing peace

Pope: Prepare for Christ’s birth by recognizing mistakes, sowing peace

| Carol Glatz | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Advent is a time for people to think about what they can change about themselves so that they can sow the seeds of peace, justice and fraternity in their daily lives, Pope Francis said.

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Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christians can turn Christmas into a “pagan” or “mundane” holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and his promise to come again, Pope Francis said.

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Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

| Carol Glatz | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is not easy living with cancer, but there is always some kind of victory that awaits each person on the horizon, Pope Francis told young oncology patients from Poland.

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Pope: Idolatry empties lives, ruins hearts, which only Christ can revive

Pope: Idolatry empties lives, ruins hearts, which only Christ can revive

| Carol Glatz | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every heart enslaved by false idols and evil desires needs a “transplant” with a heart filled with love, joy, goodness, hope and generosity, Pope Francis said.

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Church, world need cloistered nuns’ guiding lights of prayer, pope says

Church, world need cloistered nuns’ guiding lights of prayer, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked people to give thanks to God for the gift of so many men and women living a cloistered life of total dedication to prayer.

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People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, pope says

People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said.

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Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world will not have peace without people having mutual trust and respecting each other’s word, the Vatican said as it announced Pope Francis’ 2019 World Peace Day message would focus on “good politics.”

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Nations are built by migrants, pope says

Nations are built by migrants, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries do not develop by themselves; they are built by migrants, Pope Francis said.

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Pope calls for stronger preparation for sacrament of marriage

Pope calls for stronger preparation for sacrament of marriage

| Carol Glatz | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every heart longs for unconditional love and fidelity, Pope Francis said.

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Christians are meant to serve, not be served, pope says

Christians are meant to serve, not be served, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus shows Christians the rule they must live by: that they are there to serve, not be served, Pope Francis said.

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Pope asks bishops, young people to drop their prejudices as synod begins

Pope asks bishops, young people to drop their prejudices as synod begins

| Cindy Wooden | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin a three-week meeting on “young people, the faith and vocational discernment.”

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