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If you need hope, foster your “Christian memory,” says Francis
Church
June 8, 2018

If you need hope, foster your “Christian memory,” says Francis

Pope says contemplation of key moments from the past will give you the strength to go forward Pope Francis returned today in his morning homily to a theme that he has repeatedly drawn on: the role of our memories in…
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Exhibit on Russian martyrs opens at pope’s cathedral
Church
June 7, 2018

Exhibit on Russian martyrs opens at pope’s cathedral

Reflects ecumenism of blood and true concept of martyrdom An exhibition dedicated to the martyrs of the Russian Orthodox Church in the 20th century opened on May 30, 2018, at the Apostolic Palace of the Lateran, adjacent to The Basilica…
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Francis tells German bishops intercommunion isn’t possible
Church
June 6, 2018

Francis tells German bishops intercommunion isn’t possible

Cites faith of the Church and ecumenical progress in rejecting proposal Pope Francis has answered “no” to a proposal made by some of Germany’s bishops to publish a statement allowing Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive the Eucharist. The pope,…
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Pope calls on journalists to fact-check, even in race to get news up fast
Church
June 6, 2018

Pope calls on journalists to fact-check, even in race to get news up fast

When in doubt, remain silent, rather than destroying a person, group or event Pope Francis had some practical advice for those in news media today, as he addressed a delegation from an international journalism award, the Biagio Agnes. Pope Francis offered…
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Read the pope’s insightful Corpus Christi homily: On the ultimate ‘room and board’
Church
June 3, 2018

Read the pope’s insightful Corpus Christi homily: On the ultimate ‘room and board’

The Gospel ... surprisingly, pays more attention to the preparations than to the dinner itself At 5:15 pm this evening, Pope Francis left the Vatican and traveled by car to Ostia, Italy, where he presided over the celebrations of Corpus…
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Pontifical College of North America wins the Clericus Cup
Church
June 2, 2018

Pontifical College of North America wins the Clericus Cup

Seminarians bring home the trophy for a third time For the third time, the Pontifical North American College won the “Clericus Cup” on May 26, in a final game against the Pontifical Urban University. When 90 minutes of regulation play…
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2 Principles of Catholic social doctrine hailed as solution to America’s political divide
Church
June 2, 2018

2 Principles of Catholic social doctrine hailed as solution to America’s political divide

Catholics in DC sum it up by saying love is the answer. How do you unite a nation bitterly divided over politics? U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan surprised Washington insiders when he said the Catholic Church has the answer. “Our…
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Pope Francis says “never again” to a “culture of abuse”
Church
June 2, 2018

Pope Francis says “never again” to a “culture of abuse”

Letter to the nation's Catholics made public on the bishops' web site In a letter to the Catholics of Chile, made public on May 31 on the website of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference, Pope Francis affirmed his desire for a “new mentality”…
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A therapeutic oil that represents the Holy Spirit’s work?: Pope Francis explains
Church
June 2, 2018

A therapeutic oil that represents the Holy Spirit’s work?: Pope Francis explains

It consecrates and permeates the baptized ... Pope Francis again took up the theme of the sacrament of confirmation today for his Wednesday audience address, dwelling on the Spirit’s gifts and fruits, as elucidated in Scripture. He also spoke about…
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1st time in 40 years: Pope will celebrate Corpus Christi in Ostia, as Paul VI did in 1968
Church
June 2, 2018

1st time in 40 years: Pope will celebrate Corpus Christi in Ostia, as Paul VI did in 1968

Before John Paul II's election, feast of the Body and Blood was held at various places in Rome For the first time in 40 years, the papal Corpus Christi celebration will return to “another tradition,” being celebrated outside Rome, affirmed…
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