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Common faith and prayer network the world: the precursor of the digital revolution
Church
May 21, 2018

Common faith and prayer network the world: the precursor of the digital revolution

And holiness is the true fountain of youth, says pope for prayer vigil “Holiness keeps us eternally young,” said Pope Francis during a video message for a prayer vigil held this week in Italy and other countries, according to information…
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Vatican Archives show that the truth of the Inquisition doesn’t match the “black legend”
Church
May 21, 2018

Vatican Archives show that the truth of the Inquisition doesn’t match the “black legend”

The common cultural perceptions are mere caricatures, says researcher. The truth is neither black nor rosy. A symposium is concluding today in Rome, marking the 20-year anniversary of the opening of the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of…
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Children have a right to a Christian education, says pope
Church
May 21, 2018

Children have a right to a Christian education, says pope

Wraps up Audience series on the sacrament of baptism Pope Francis said today that children have a right to be educated in the Christian faith. He made this comment as he concluded his Wednesday catechesis cycle on baptism, noting how…
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Pope Paul VI had made provisions for resigning under certain conditions
Church
May 21, 2018

Pope Paul VI had made provisions for resigning under certain conditions

While it fell to Benedict XVI to make this historic move, the pope of the 1960s and '70s already had it in mind Pope Paul VI had made provisions for his resignation if he had become gravely ill, in a…
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Seeking truth is the “golden thread” of Benedict XVI’s life, says longtime secretary
Church
May 21, 2018

Seeking truth is the “golden thread” of Benedict XVI’s life, says longtime secretary

For him, man can not "own" the truth, but only draw close to it Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dedicated his life to “seeking the truth and fighting for it,” says his private secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein. The prelate spoke this…
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“We never learn! God help us!” Pope Francis prays WWII vets will teach us
Articles
May 21, 2018

“We never learn! God help us!” Pope Francis prays WWII vets will teach us

Also says he's "very worried and saddened by the escalation of tensions in the Holy Land" Today at the general audience, Pope Francis spoke as a father of his universal flock, lamenting humanity’s penchant for violence and conflict. “We never…
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Pope Francis: “I think of when … I must say good-bye”
Articles
May 21, 2018

Pope Francis: “I think of when … I must say good-bye”

Draws from St. Paul taking leave of the Church of Ephesus to reflect on the mission of the bishop Pope Francis offered a moving reflection during his homily today in Santa Marta, saying that he thinks of the moment when,…
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6 Reasons to be a priest
Church
May 21, 2018

6 Reasons to be a priest

It is right to call them heroes. Just like his father before him, my oldest son entered seminary — and just like me, he didn’t stay. I hope my other sons will give seminary a try also — and I…
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Pope Francis explains the Hail Mary phrase by phrase. Check it out!
Church
May 18, 2018

Pope Francis explains the Hail Mary phrase by phrase. Check it out!

And he remembers a mother who had an amazing gift of counsel. Here's the advice she gave her son: We all recite the Hail Mary, but how many of us know its true meaning? What is the prayer really saying?…
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Holy See approves opening of cause of beatification of Iraqi priest and deacons killed in 2007
Church
May 18, 2018

Holy See approves opening of cause of beatification of Iraqi priest and deacons killed in 2007

The priest and three deacons were killed in Mosul, Iraq after celebrating Mass. According to Fides, on May 14, 2018, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints gave its “nihil obstat” (“nothing stands in the way” in Latin) for the opening of…
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