Pope Francis: Scandals ‘Poison’ and Deny the ‘Bread of Life’

January 16, 2014 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Elise Harris – January 16, 2014 Vatican City, Jan 16, 2014 / (CNA/EWTN News) – In his daily homily, Pope Francis addressed the issue of various scandals that happen within the Church, emphasizing that they occur when we no longer have a true relationship with God. When we are corrupt […]

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‘Faith Can Do Everything,’ Reflects Pope

January 10, 2014 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Elise Harris – January 10, 2014 Vatican City, Jan 10, 2014 / (CNA/EWTN News) – During his daily Mass Pope Francis spoke on the virtue of faith, stating that all things are possible with this virtue as long as we both confess our Faith, and entrust ourselves to God. “The […]

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Pope Urges Faithful to Remember ‘Glorious Hope’ of Baptism

January 8, 2014 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Elise Harris – January 8, 2014 Vatican City, Jan 8, 2014 / (CNA/EWTN News) – In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of the sacrament of Baptism, highlighting how it is a gift which incorporates us into the body of Christ and impels us to evangelize. […]

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Vatican Encourages Renewed Missionary Zeal in Catholic Schools

Catholic News Agency – By Kerri Lenartowick – December 26, 2013 Vatican City, Dec 26, 2013 / (CNA/EWTN News) – A recently released Vatican document is calling for a fresh commitment to Catholic identity within what it calls an increasingly secularized educational system. At a press conference held Dec. 19, Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of […]

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Pope Prays for Church to Be ‘Free of Clericalism’

December 16, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Kerri Lenartowick – December 16, 2013 Vatican City, Dec 16, 2013 / (CNA) – In his daily homily preached in the Santa Marta chapel, Pope Francis emphasized the need for prophets in the Church in order to prevent a negative spirit of legalism from taking over. “May our prayer in […]

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Pope’s Document Hailed As Reshaping Modern Evangelization

November 26, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Elise Harris and Andrea Gagliarducci – November 26, 2013 Vatican City, Nov 26, 2013 / (CNA/EWTN News) – In his first apostolic exhortation, the uncommonly simple terminology of Pope Francis brings a fresh approach to the new evangelization, also giving a decisive direction to the Church’s mission, say Vatican officials. […]

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Evangelize With Honey, Not Vinegar, Cardinal Dolan Says

November 18, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Adelaide Mena – November 17, 2013 Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2013 / (CNA/EWTN News) – Christians should be warm, and so invite people into relationship with Christ and the “yes” of the Gospel, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, says. “Evangelization means attracting people to the person and message […]

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Pope Francis: Kingdom of God ‘Comes by Wisdom’

November 14, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Elise Harris – November 14, 2013 Vatican City, Nov 14, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News) – In his daily homily, Pope Francis warned against a misguided ‘spirit of curiosity’ which can lead us away from God, stating that it is only through the spirit of wisdom that we are able to be […]

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Modern Heart Must Be Won By Radical Love, Archbishop Chaput Says

September 26, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Agency – September 26, 2013 Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 25, 2013 / (CNA) – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said the Holy Father’s recent lengthy interview calls attention to the modern world as a “missionary field” that needs witnesses to Christ’s saving power. “Among the many vital things the Pope reminds us of […]

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Houma-Thibodaux Diocese in Louisiana Receives New Bishop

September 23, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Agency – September 23, 2013 Houma, Louis., Sep 23, 2013 / (CNA/EWTN News) – Pope Francis appointed Bishop Shelton J. Fabre head of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux today, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Sam G. Jacobs, who had turned 75 in March. Bishop Fabre had served as the auxiliary bishop of New […]

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