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Pope: Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being covered up,” Pope Francis said […]

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Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert […]

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Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation as cardinal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the College of Cardinals of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and has ordered him to maintain […]

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All economic activity has moral dimension, doctrinal congregation says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Financial and economic decisions — everything from where a family chooses to invest its savings to where a multinational corporation declares its tax residence — are […]

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Theologians call for regular consultation of laity in Church decisions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church needs to seek the input, commitment and talents of all of its members if it is to be truly catholic and to evangelize […]

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Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — 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 […]

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Jesus does not give up on anyone, pope tells prisoners

ROME (CNS) — Before washing the feet of 12 prisoners, Pope Francis told them and hundreds of inmates to remember that Jesus constantly stands before them with love, ready to […]

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Easter shows the power of love, which renews the world, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Easter makes it clear that in the life of Jesus, but also in the lives of modern men and women, “death, solitude and fear” do not […]

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Young adults ask Church to welcome, listen, involve them

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people want to know they are valued members of the Catholic Church and that their questions and struggles are taken seriously enough that someone will […]

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Five wounds of Christ: Pope urges recovery of traditional devotion

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis seems to be fixated on the wounds of Christ. And he has suggested that other Catholics might want to be as well. He has […]

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‘Cry out,’ pope tells young people at Palm Sunday Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting “hosanna” in the world, proclaiming the lordship of […]

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Pope encourages dialogue with government leaders to help migrants

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Liberating the poor, the oppressed and the persecuted is an integral part of what God wants his Church to do, Pope Francis said. “In order to […]