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Conscientious objection must be respectful, pope tells health care workers

Conscientious objection must be respectful, pope tells health care workers

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

When doctors, nurses and health care workers conscientiously object to a procedure to protect the life and dignity of their patients, they must do so respectfully, Pope Francis said.

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Promote ‘culture of resurrection,’ pope tells Christian Brothers

Promote ‘culture of resurrection,’ pope tells Christian Brothers

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Christian Brothers’ must continue their educational mission and restore life to areas where poverty and suffering have taken away the hope of a future, Pope Francis said.

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Jesus is always ready to help free people from evil, pope says

Jesus is always ready to help free people from evil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christians recognize life’s great paradox that so much evil and temptation exist in the world, but that God is always present, too, ready to help and give people the strength to persevere, Pope Francis said.

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Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The priesthood is not a “cultural association or a union,” but a ministry of mercy anchored on Christ’s mission to bring hope to the downtrodden and comfort to those who suffer, Pope Francis told new priests.

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Catholic minorities can still change the world, pope says at audience

Catholic minorities can still change the world, pope says at audience

| Carol Glatz | May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Visiting the small Catholic communities in Bulgaria and North Macedonia offered an opportunity to encourage the faithful to remember God’s miracle of being able to feed a multitude with just a few loaves and fishes, Pope Francis said.

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Pope says study on women deacons was inconclusive

Pope says study on women deacons was inconclusive

| Cindy Wooden | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The commission Pope Francis appointed to study the history and identity of women deacons did not reach a unanimous conclusion about whether deaconesses in the early Church were “ordained” or formally “blessed,” the pope said.

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Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter

Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.

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At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

| Cindy Wooden | April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.

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Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones

Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones

| Carol Glatz | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told high school students to break their phone addiction and spend more time on real communication with others and in moments of quiet, personal reflection.

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Pope urges media to fight fake news with objective, accurate reporting

Pope urges media to fight fake news with objective, accurate reporting

| Carol Glatz | April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told a group of journalists to deliver facts and objective reporting, not fake news and rumors.

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Pope: Countries that sell arms have no right to talk about peace

Pope: Countries that sell arms have no right to talk about peace

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nations that actively engage in arms dealing and help foment war in other countries should not expect to find peace in their own lands, Pope Francis said.

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Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the Mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it.

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