Month: May 2016

Pope Francis asks kids to join Syrian children in praying for peace

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Millions of children have either been killed, displaced or orphaned as a result of Syria’s ongoing, bloody civil war. [...]

BISHOP ALERTS ON PLANNED SYSTEMATIC ELIMINATION OF CHRISTIANITY IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

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NEW YORK, USA - The activities of the Boko Haram Islamic fundamentalist group and the Fulani Cattle herdsmen have been described as a systematic attempt to [...]

Pope Francis to author new book answering teens’ questions

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After becoming the first Pope to author a children's book earlier this year, Pope Francis will soon come out with another, based on his responses to questions [...]

Does The Catholic Church Have 2 Popes? Controversy Is Revived As Benedict Aide Makes Stunning Remarks

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A Vatican controversy was recently reignited when a long-time personal aide to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI suggested that the papacy has been redefined and that [...]

Pope Francis says he’s open to studying the Female Diaconate

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On Thursday Pope Francis said he would be open to the idea of forming a commission to study the historical context of the female diaconate, as well as the [...]

She was kidnapped by Boko Haram and escaped. This is her testimony

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I have a dream of a safe Nigeria.” This is the hope voiced by one of the Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped captivity by the terror group Boko Haram, speaking [...]

God doesn’t barter, rewarding the good, punishing the bad, Pope says

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 11. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-PRODIGAL-SON May 11, 2016.
Salvation has nothing to do with the tidy business of bartering -- earning God's love in return for good behavior, Pope Francis said. "If you do well you get [...]

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST

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A reflection on the person, gifts and charisms of the Holy Spirit The Feast of Pentecost, originally the Jewish Feast of weeks commemorating the gift of the [...]

No one can take our dignity – not even the devil, Pope Francis says

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On Wednesday Pope Francis said the father’s embrace in the Parable of the Prodigal Son is a reminder that we never ought to despair, because nothing and no [...]

Don’t lock up the Holy Spirit in your heart, Pope Francis says

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The Holy Spirit seems to be a “luxury prisoner” in many Christians’ hearts: someone who is welcomed to stay, but not allowed to act or move us forward, [...]