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Pope: 'Stagnant' and selfish Christians are hopeless, unable to cope

Pope: 'Stagnant' and selfish Christians are hopeless, unable to cope VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Christians who forge ahead with hope in God have the strength to endure life's dark moments, Pope Francis said in a Jan. 17 homily.     However, Christians who refuse to fight for positive changes that benefit everyone are "stagnant" and selfish, he said du...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Catholic panel addresses need to find common ground with Trump administration

Catholic panel addresses need to find common ground with Trump administration WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic panelists gathered to discuss "Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump" said it is difficult to get over some of the words the president-elect said during the campaign -- and even before he was a candidate. But as his presidency nears, many of them said it's important to...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Upcoming synod needs young people's voices, pope says

Upcoming synod needs young people's voices, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis asked young people to tell him, their bishops and pastors about their hopes and struggles and even their criticisms.    In preparation for a meeting of the Synod of Bishops focused on youth, the pope wrote a letter to young people, saying the church...
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Friday, January 13, 2017

How will U.S. policy affect Middle East's Christians in 2017?

How will U.S. policy affect Middle East's Christians in 2017? WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A wide variety of issues, both domestic and foreign, have been raised during the presidential transition. One that hasn't received much notice is the situation of the beleaguered Christian community in the Middle East.    Given the interest in, and media coverage...
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Maternity leave: Why the pope wants the church to be a loving mother

Maternity leave: Why the pope wants the church to be a loving mother VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Mother's Day came early this year at the Vatican.    A number of feast days over the Advent and Christmas seasons gave Pope Francis a fresh opportunity to pay homage to the world's mothers and insist further on how and why he wants the entire church to become mo...
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Friday, January 06, 2017

New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says

New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.    "That is how one builds peace, saying 'no'  to hatred and violence -- with action -- and 'yes' to fraternity and reconciliation," he said Jan. 1, whic...
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Abortion foes buoyed by prospects for abortion limits under a Trump presidency

Abortion foes buoyed by prospects for abortion limits under a Trump presidency WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President-elect Donald Trump's commitments to nominate pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and support legislative efforts to limit abortion are invigorating abortion foes.    Leaders in organizations such as U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activitie...
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Pope: Take a break from busy holidays to prepare for real Christmas

Pope: Take a break from busy holidays to prepare for real Christmas VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Make time to get ready for what Christmas really is about -- the child born in Bethlehem signaling that "God is with us," Pope Francis said.    "This week let's make sure we try to find some time to stop, be quiet and imagine Our Lady and St. Joseph who are goin...
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Monday, December 19, 2016

Refugees, migration a front-burner topic throughout 2016

Refugees, migration a front-burner topic throughout 2016 WASHINGTON (CNS) -- American artist Jacob Lawrence detailed the plight of black Americans in the South who were discriminated against, exploited for their labor, threatened with death and sometimes killed, and who lived in substandard conditions until they made their way north in hopes for a better...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Promote culture of respect for life, health, environment, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a message for the 2017 World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis called for renewed efforts in facing today's challenges in health care and in promoting respect for life.    "May we find new incentive to work for the growth of a culture of respect for life, health...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016