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God does not lead us into temptation, Satan does, pope says

God does not lead us into temptation, Satan does, pope says

| December 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Italian and English translations of the “Our Father” can give believers the wrong impression that God can and does lead people into temptation, Pope Francis said.

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Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.

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Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

That is why people need to focus their hearts on God, not focus their smartphones for pictures during Mass, he said.

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Pope condemns ‘murderous folly’ of terrorism after attacks

Pope condemns ‘murderous folly’ of terrorism after attacks

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis prayed for victims of the terrorist attack in New York, as well as victims of other terror attacks, and condemned the murder of innocent men and women in the name of God.

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In the end, everyone faces God with ’empty hands,’ pope says

In the end, everyone faces God with ’empty hands,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

God waits for everyone, even the worst sinner who repents only with his dying breath, Pope Francis said.

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Good works are response to, not reason for God’s forgiveness, pope says

Good works are response to, not reason for God’s forgiveness, pope says

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians are holy not because of their good works but because they recognize their sins before God and receive his forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

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Pope’s pro-life challenge: Respect all life, oppose death penalty

Pope’s pro-life challenge: Respect all life, oppose death penalty

| Cindy Wooden | October 19, 2017 | 22 Comments

Pope Francis’ recent statement that the death penalty is incompatible with the Gospel focused less on a government’s role in protecting its people and more on the need to defend the sacredness and dignity of every human life.

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Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel,’ pope says

Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel,’ pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said.

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Nothing is in vain, nothing is resistant to love, pope says at audience

Nothing is in vain, nothing is resistant to love, pope says at audience

| Carol Glatz | October 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Christians are never pessimistic, resigned or weak, thinking life is an unstoppable train careening out of control, Pope Francis said.

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Eliminating any difference between sexes ‘is not right,’ pope says

Eliminating any difference between sexes ‘is not right,’ pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 5, 2017 | 11 Comments

While societies must find a way to overcome the subjugation of women, pretending there are no differences between men and women or even using technology to change a person’s sex is not the answer, Pope Francis said.

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Pray to archangels for protection from devil, pope says

Pray to archangels for protection from devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 29, 2017 | 10 Comments

The archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael help encourage and accompany Christians on life’s journey and defend them from the devil, Pope Francis said.

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

| September 28, 2017 | 4 Comments

Seeing, understanding and engaging with people’s real lives does not “bastardize” theology, rather it is what is needed to guide people toward God, Pope Francis told Jesuits in Colombia.

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