Tag: Pope Francis

Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recently asked young adults like Ellie Jensen to share with him what’s on their minds, so the 27-year-old is telling him that she thinks the Church should recast — though not change — its vision of marriage for young people. Many young adults don’t understand it or are afraid of it, she said, because of divorce, cohabitation and a culture that generally devalues marriage.

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Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

| Simon Caldwell | July 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son.

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Q&A on the Vatican’s recent instruction on bread, wine for Communion

Q&A on the Vatican’s recent instruction on bread, wine for Communion

| July 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Vatican recently published a circular letter, “On the bread and wine for the Eucharist,” sent to diocesan bishops at the request of Pope Francis dated June 15 — the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.

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Art as you’ve never seen it: New film highlights Pope Francis’ vision

Art as you’ve never seen it: New film highlights Pope Francis’ vision

Titled “My Idea of Art,” the 45-minute film is based on the book of the same name, authored by Pope Francis after Italian journalist Tiziana Lupi transcribed it from a sit-down interview with the pope in May 2015.

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Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

Expressing his closeness to the parents, Pope Francis said he was “praying for them, hoping that their desire to accompany and take care of their own baby until the end is not disregarded.”

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Pope names archbishop to succeed Cardinal Muller at doctrine office

Pope names archbishop to succeed Cardinal Muller at doctrine office

| Cindy Wooden | July 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Promoting the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the office of prefect, Pope Francis chose not to ask German Cardinal Gerhard Muller to serve a second five-year term in the post.

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Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Latin America’s traditional social values of cooperation and solidarity must prevail over the societal ills that threaten the livelihood of the region’s inhabitants, Pope Francis said.

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Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

| Carol Glatz | June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinals are not called to be “princes” of the church, but to serve the people of God and tackle the sins of the world, Pope Francis told five new cardinals.

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Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Better to take risk of carrying the freshness of the Gospel to others than to be a “museum Christian” afraid of change, Pope Francis told Serra International.

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In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

| Carol Glatz | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With a trip to South Sudan postponed indefinitely, Pope Francis is sending close to a half-million dollars to help two church-run hospitals, a teacher training center and farming projects for families as a way to show the people there his solidarity and support.

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Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Instead of “pretending to be adolescents,” parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.

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Pope tells Nigerian priests accept bishop or be suspended

Pope tells Nigerian priests accept bishop or be suspended

| Cindy Wooden | June 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Nigerian Church leaders had met Pope Francis June 8 to discuss the situation of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, who was appointed bishop of Ahiara by then-Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, but who has been unable to take control of the diocese because of protests, apparently by the majority of priests.

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