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A conversation about ‘Humanae Vitae’ may finally be possible

By Charlie Camosy NEW YORK (CNS) — Can one imagine a more difficult year for “Humanae Vitae” (“Of Human Life”) to be heard than 1968? Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical came […]

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‘Do not be afraid of holiness’ — ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’

Rejoice and be glad: A call to holiness in today’s world St. Grandma? Pope cites the famous and the ‘saint next door’ VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Naturally in a document […]

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Don’t be afraid of shame, open hearts to God’s mercy, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Feeling ashamed of one’s sins does not mean wallowing in guilt, rather it is the gateway all men and women can use to experience firsthand God’s […]

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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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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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News Briefs for March 25, 2018

Miami archdiocese offers prayers after bridge collapse WASHINGTON (CNS) — Authorities in Florida’s Miami-Dade area said at least six people have died, but the number could rise as they search […]

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Imitate St. Pio’s life, don’t forget poor, marginalized, pope says

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (CNS) — Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern […]

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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 […]

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Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero. At a meeting March 6 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect […]