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Pope says children are never a mistake, calls adults to responsibility

Pope says children are never a mistake, calls adults to responsibility

| Laura Ieraci | April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

During his weekly general audience in a chilly, but sunny St. Peter’s Square April 8, the pope continued his series of talks about the family, dedicating a second catechesis to children. He described the great suffering and difficulties many children around the world experience as “a Passion.”

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Papal ecology: Protecting all God’s creatures, respecting God’s plan

Papal ecology: Protecting all God’s creatures, respecting God’s plan

| Cindy Wooden | April 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Church supports the efforts of scientists to study the causes and effects of climate change and insists governments and businesses must get serious about specific commitments for protecting the environment.

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No murder charge in unborn baby’s death called ‘travesty of justice’

No murder charge in unborn baby’s death called ‘travesty of justice’

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila called it “a travesty of justice” that under Colorado law no murder charges could be filed against a woman accused of violently attacking a pregnant woman and using a knife to remove her unborn baby.

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Other RFRA debates quieter, but history of laws has been roller coaster

Other RFRA debates quieter, but history of laws has been roller coaster

| Patricia Zapor | April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

It started with hallucinogenic peyote and a couple of guys in Oregon who were fired after they used it in a religious ritual.

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Share Easter joy, defend persecuted Christians, pope says

Share Easter joy, defend persecuted Christians, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christians live the joy of the Resurrection when they share a smile with someone, weep with those who mourn and defend the rights of those persecuted for their faith, Pope Francis said.

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Cardinal calls Kenyans to prayer in wake of militants’ college attack

Cardinal calls Kenyans to prayer in wake of militants’ college attack

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The president of the Kenyan bishops’ conference called on Easter worshippers to commit themselves to praying for peace and security in their homeland after militants attacked a college campus days earlier.

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Humility is key to understanding Easter, sharing its joy, pope says

Humility is key to understanding Easter, sharing its joy, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

To enter Christ’s empty tomb like the disciples and see that he has risen, Christians today also must “bend down,” Pope Francis said in his Easter message.

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Faithful attend Easter Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square at Vatican

Faithful attend Easter Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square at Vatican

| April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photos from the Easter Mass at St. Peter’s Square.

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Pope Francis celebrates Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican

Pope Francis celebrates Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photos from Rome

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Changes in Indiana RFRA law OK’d; some see weaker religious protections

Changes in Indiana RFRA law OK’d; some see weaker religious protections

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The new language “may undermine religious freedom,” it said, because the terms “religious function” and “nonprofit religious organization” are not clearly defined in wording related to religious freedom protections.

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Papal preacher: Passion continues today as world ignores persecution

Papal preacher: Passion continues today as world ignores persecution

| Carol Glatz | April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Widespread indifference to the violent persecution of Christians and other communities suggests the world is full of Pontius Pilates who eagerly wash their hands of all responsibility, the papal preacher said.

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Pope asks prisoners to pray that Christ make him a better servant

Pope asks prisoners to pray that Christ make him a better servant

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a moving ceremony that recalled how Jesus loved the world so deeply that he lowered himself to serve and died for everyone’s sins, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prison inmates, plus a small toddler who lives with his incarcerated mother.

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