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God’s kingdom gives hope, not flashy entertainment, pope says

God’s kingdom gives hope, not flashy entertainment, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The kingdom of God grows through hope and not by reducing it to a form of entertainment that produces a joy that appears and disappears in an instant, Pope Francis said.

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Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Indifference, criminal networks and powerful economic interests still pose a challenge to those fighting against human trafficking, Pope Francis said.

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Rigid attachment to ideology saddens the Holy Spirit, pope says

Rigid attachment to ideology saddens the Holy Spirit, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

Christians can fall prey to the enchantments of ideology that adhere to rigid requirements yet ignore and sadden the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Church’s mission is to attract people to Christ, not proselytize

Pope: Church’s mission is to attract people to Christ, not proselytize

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to follow the example of St. Therese of Lisieux, who helped draw people to Jesus by way of attraction, not by proselytizing, Pope Francis said.

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Pope to sports world: Don’t cheat people out of joy, benefits of game

Pope to sports world: Don’t cheat people out of joy, benefits of game

| Carol Glatz | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis challenged the sports world to fend off corrupt and manipulative practices and to uphold the values of honesty, fairness and transparency.

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Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

| Carol Glatz | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The church is not just for people who are good, who think they’re good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said.

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Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says

Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a special requiem Mass for a French priest assassinated by youths claiming allegiance to the Islamic State.

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Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to believe in the logic of the resurrection of the body and not succumb to heresies that reduce it to a mere spiritual experience, Pope Francis said.

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Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clergy who use their position for personal gain rather than to help those in need do not follow the spirit of Jesus who took upon himself the sufferings of others, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

God did not send his son into the world to cast off the wicked but to offer them a path to conversion through mercy and love, Pope Francis said.

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Pope asks Jesuits to educate diocesan clergy in practice of discernment

Pope asks Jesuits to educate diocesan clergy in practice of discernment

| Cindy Wooden | August 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

When it comes to the Christian life, too many seminaries teach students a rigid list of rules that make it difficult or impossible for them as priests to respond to the real-life situation of those who come to them seeking guidance, Pope Francis said.

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Receive forgiveness in confession, learn to forgive others, pope says

Receive forgiveness in confession, learn to forgive others, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

God’s mercy is poured out upon the repentant so that they can change and grow, sharing mercy with others and helping build families, neighborhoods and societies where people learn to forgive, Pope Francis said.

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