Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Parents transmit Church teaching on marriage by example, pope says

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Children need to see their parents kiss each other, complement each other and resolve arguments peacefully, Pope Francis said. “Dear parents, your children […]

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Franciscan: Encyclical title affirms all creatures have common creator

By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — “Laudato Si’,” the title Pope Francis chose for his encyclical on the environment, comes from a hymn of praise by St. Francis of Assisi […]

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Celebrating Corpus Christi feast, pope honors persecuted Christians

By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — The Eucharist is the seal of God’s covenant, uniting Christians and giving them the strength to bring God’s love to others, even when faith […]

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Encyclical named after St. Francis prayer to be released June 18

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Sii” (Praised Be), a line from St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of Creatures,” will be released […]

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Holy Spirit leads to truth, renews the earth, emboldens, pope says

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The power of the Holy Spirit transforms people into bold witnesses of the Gospel, who reach out to others, exercise charity and live […]

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Look of love: Jesus' gaze will change your life, pope says

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The gaze of Jesus can change a person’s life just like it did with St. Peter, Pope Francis said. “He always looks at […]

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In family relations, good manners are no joke, pope says at audience

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The closer two people are to each other, the more care is required in respecting the other’s freedom and feelings, Pope Francis said. […]

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God will judge people on care for the poor, for the planet, pope says

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The powerful of the earth will face God’s judgment and will be asked to account for how they cared for the poor and […]

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Pope defends Blessed Serra, prays for missionary zeal in Americas

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People seem to enjoy finding the shortcomings of candidates for sainthood like Blessed Junipero Serra, but they should ask themselves if they would […]

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Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy. […]

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Humility is key to understanding Easter, sharing its joy, pope says

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To enter Christ’s empty tomb like the disciples and see that he has risen, Christians today also must “bend down,” Pope Francis said […]

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Pope to formally proclaim holy year in front of basilica's Holy Door

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating the first vespers for Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis formally will deliver the “bull of indiction” or proclamation of the extraordinary Holy […]