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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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Be lifeline of hope for youth alienated from church, pope tells synod

Be lifeline of hope for youth alienated from church, pope tells synod

| Carol Glatz | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Setting the stage for a monthlong gathering of bishops, Pope Francis urged synod fathers not to be crushed by “prophets of doom,” but to be the signs of hope and joy for which today’s young people yearn.

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Some cry ‘scandal’ to cover their own failings, pope says at Mass

Some cry ‘scandal’ to cover their own failings, pope says at Mass

| Cindy Wooden | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

While God’s holy Church is made up of sinners, it also has its share of hypocrites who love to cry “scandal” to point out the failings of others and make themselves appear pure, Pope Francis said at morning Mass.

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Pope says he hopes to visit Japan in 2019

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan in 2019

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told a group of Japanese visitors to the Vatican that he wants to visit Japan in 2019.

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Update way priests are chosen, accompanied, pope tells new bishops

Update way priests are chosen, accompanied, pope tells new bishops

| September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The best way to help the Catholic Church, Pope Francis told new bishops, is not by pointing fingers and creating scapegoats, but by working together doing God’s will.

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Love breaks chains of slavery to sin, pope says

Love breaks chains of slavery to sin, pope says

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

Only true love for God and neighbor can destroy the chains of greed, lust, anger and envy that enslave humankind, Pope Francis said.

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Salvation demands accusing oneself, not others, pope says

Salvation demands accusing oneself, not others, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christian conversion does not entail accusing others, but is shamefully recognizing and sincerely repenting one’s own sins, Pope Francis said.

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Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God

Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it.”

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Carta del Santo Padre Francisco al Pueblo de Dios

Carta del Santo Padre Francisco al Pueblo de Dios

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Si un miembro sufre, todos sufren con él” (1 Co 12,26). Estas palabras de san Pablo resuenan con fuerza en mi corazón al constatar una vez más el sufrimiento vivido por muchos menores a causa de abusos sexuales, de poder y de conciencia cometidos por un notable número de clérigos y personas consagradas.

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Eucharist is a taste of heaven on earth, pope says

Eucharist is a taste of heaven on earth, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

By receiving the Eucharist at Mass, Christians are given Christ’s same spirit and a taste of eternal life, Pope Francis said.

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Pope Francis: Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

Pope Francis: Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

“No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being covered up,” Pope Francis said in a letter addressed “to the people of God.”

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Do good to fight indifference, apathy, pope tells young people

Do good to fight indifference, apathy, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Being a Christian isn’t just about not doing evil, but it is a daily exercise in loving others through good works and deeds, Pope Francis said.

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