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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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All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal. “We want […]

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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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Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After private meetings with Pope Francis, three survivors of clergy sexual abuse from Chile said they felt they had been heard and were hopeful for changes […]

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Pope meets with commission on child protection

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In its efforts to help advise the pope, the Roman Curia, bishops’ conferences and local churches on protecting minors from abuse, a Vatican commission listened to […]

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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 […]