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Pope calls for the promotion of life at every stage

Pope calls for the promotion of life at every stage

| Carol Glatz | February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called on all Catholics to welcome, serve and respect life, whether still unborn or approaching its natural end.

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Unity will come as divided Christians pray, work together, pope says

Unity will come as divided Christians pray, work together, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

While Christian unity will be a gift from God, it won’t drop miraculously from the sky but will be given to the followers of Christ step by step as they walk together and work together, Pope Francis said.

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Pope says judgments on annulments must be impartial and pastoral

Pope says judgments on annulments must be impartial and pastoral

| Francis X. Rocca | January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Addressing the Vatican court primarily responsible for hearing requests for marriage annulments, Pope Francis said judges on church tribunals should show “imperturbable and impartial balance” as well as the “delicacy and humanity proper to a pastor of souls.”

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Pope says Internet a ‘gift from God,’ should be used for solidarity

Pope says Internet a ‘gift from God,’ should be used for solidarity

| Carol Glatz | January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Like the good Samaritan, who stopped on the road to help a person in need, travelers along today’s communication highways should offer support to those they encounter there, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Too many Christians have watered-down hope, lukewarm faith in God

Pope: Too many Christians have watered-down hope, lukewarm faith in God

| Carol Glatz | January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are too many “defeated Christians” in the church who do not fully believe in the faith handed down to them by way of tradition and who do not completely trust in God, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Christian love isn’t soap-opera swoon, it’s generous, concrete

Pope: Christian love isn’t soap-opera swoon, it’s generous, concrete

| Carol Glatz | January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Christians must love through concrete actions, not words, which are just whisked away in the wind, Pope Francis said.

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Baptism gives strength to forgive enemies, love poor, pope says

Baptism gives strength to forgive enemies, love poor, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baptism isn’t just some formal ritual, it profoundly changes people, giving them unwavering hope and the strength to forgive and love others, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Time to stop violence, discord, and begin making peace at home

Pope: Time to stop violence, discord, and begin making peace at home

| Carol Glatz | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Welcoming in a new year, Pope Francis said it was time to stop provoking and ignoring violence, tragedy and conflict in the world, and begin building peace at home.

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Pope: Don’t forget plight of exiles, elderly marginalized by own family

Pope: Don’t forget plight of exiles, elderly marginalized by own family

| Carol Glatz | December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Just as people must never ignore the plight of today’s immigrants and refugees, they must also remember today’s “hidden exiles” — the elderly and other relatives who are abandoned or forgotten by their own families, Pope Francis said.

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Pope says peace is impossible without fraternity based on Christ

Pope says peace is impossible without fraternity based on Christ

| Francis X. Rocca | December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his first annual message for the World Day of Peace, Pope Francis writes that peace and social justice are impossible without a spirit of fraternity based on recognition that all men and women are children of God — a relationship fulfilled in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Pope calls for action against scandal of hunger in a world of plenty

Pope calls for action against scandal of hunger in a world of plenty

| Carol Glatz | December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

People must stand united against the scandal of hunger while avoiding food waste and irresponsible use of the world’s resources, Pope Francis said.

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Pope talks about Marxism, women cardinals and the joy of Christmas

Pope talks about Marxism, women cardinals and the joy of Christmas

| Francis X. Rocca | December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In another wide-ranging interview with an Italian journalist, Pope Francis denied he was a Marxist but said he took no offense at the label; dismissed the notion of women cardinals; and reflected on Christmas as an occasion of joy, tenderness and hope.

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