Tag: Pope Francis

Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.

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Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Begging Pope Francis to help his son, Alfie, Tom Evans met with the pontiff, pleading for “asylum” in Italy so his seriously ill son may receive care and not be euthanized in England.

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‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

| Cindy Wooden | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the neighborhood’s children.

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Pope apologizes for ‘serious mistakes’ in judging Chilean abuse cases

Pope apologizes for ‘serious mistakes’ in judging Chilean abuse cases

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a letter to the bishops of Chile, Pope Francis apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the sexual abuse crisis in the country following a recent investigation into allegations concerning Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno.

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Gaudete Et Exsultate

Gaudete Et Exsultate

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Rejoice and Be Glad,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the modern world.”

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Baptism opens door to Holy Spirit’s action, pope says

Baptism opens door to Holy Spirit’s action, pope says

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parents who prefer not to baptize their children in the hopes that they will “understand and ask for baptism” as adults lack faith that the Holy Spirit will act in their child’s life, Pope Francis said.

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Environmental messages take shape in St. Paul art exhibit

Environmental messages take shape in St. Paul art exhibit

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Current events and Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home” have inspired five local artists to depict their environmental concerns in the exhibit “Hope. Earth. Liberation.” at Artista Bottega in St. Paul.

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The devil is a real threat to Christian life, not a myth, pope says

The devil is a real threat to Christian life, not a myth, pope says

| Junno Arocho | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The path to holiness does not involve wrestling with some abstract boogeyman, but involves a “constant struggle against the devil, the prince of evil,” Pope Francis said.

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Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

God calls all Christians to be saints — not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his new document on holiness.

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St. Grandma? Pope cites the famous and the ‘saint next door’

St. Grandma? Pope cites the famous and the ‘saint next door’

| Cindy Wooden | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Naturally in a document on the Christian call to holiness, Pope Francis cited a heavenly host of saints — including some whose sainthood causes are ongoing and some who probably will never be canonized.

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USCCB president praises pope for ‘powerful words’ calling all to holiness

USCCB president praises pope for ‘powerful words’ calling all to holiness

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he is grateful to Pope Francis for “his powerful, straightforward words” in “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), his apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in today’s world.”

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