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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 | 0 Comments

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 | 10 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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How to have hope: a guide from Pope Francis

How to have hope: a guide from Pope Francis

| Carol Glatz | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young people should love, believe and follow their dreams, never despairing because Jesus is always with them, Pope Francis said.

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Pope praises Rome’s first interreligious half-marathon

Pope praises Rome’s first interreligious half-marathon

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

After thousands of runners completed the first ever “multireligious” half-marathon in Rome, Pope Francis praised the initiative, which was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture.

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Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, Pope Francis said.

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Imprisonment without hope for the future is torture, pope says

Imprisonment without hope for the future is torture, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Although prisoners must pay a price for their crimes, incarceration must not be used as a method of torture but rather an opportunity to become contributing members of society, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican II liturgical reform ‘irreversible,’ pope says

Vatican II liturgical reform ‘irreversible,’ pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis said.

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Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says

Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

When passing through the storm of life’s difficult moments, Christians must latch on to Christ and not the false sense of security offered by psychics and soothsayers, Pope Francis said.

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Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

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

God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

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