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Pope Francis pleads for end to ‘homicidal madness’ of terrorism

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – What are being called two major acts of terrorism in just the past 24 hours have prompted Pope Francis to again beg for an even stronger commitment to putting such bloody attacks, which have marred many parts of the world over the past 18 months, to an end. “Pope Francis unites to all men and women …

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At close of Jubilee, Pope Francis says it’s a reminder of what’s essential

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – On Sunday Pope Francis closed the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, officially marking the end of the Jubilee of Mercy, which he said is a reminder that love is at the core of God’s attitude, rather than power and prestige. “This Year of Mercy invites us to rediscover the core, to return to what is …

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Pope warns new cardinals against falling into polemics, division

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – On Saturday Pope Francis handed a red hat to 17 new cardinals, warning them against the danger of falling into polemics and animosity and encouraging them to be close to their people, imitating God’s mercy. “Ours is an age of grave global problems and issues. We live at a time in which polarization and exclusion …

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Pope Francis: Mother Teresa shows us our ‘vocation to charity’

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives at the service of Christ, as Mother Teresa did, Pope Francis said Sunday. “The task which the Lord gives us … is the vocation to charity in which each of Christ’s disciples puts his or her …

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These two game-changing Olympians are serious Catholics

RIO DE JANEIRO (CNA/EWTN News) – Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are two of the names to know in this year’s summer Olympic games in Rio. Biles, a record-shattering gymnast with a sparkling smile and bubbly energy that shines through her routines, is the U.S. gymnastics team fan favorite and the gymnast to beat for any chance at the gold. …

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Pope to young people: Not one of you is insignificant

KRAKOW (CNA/EWTN News) – Our true identity cannot be lived out in glum negativity, but only in the knowledge that, in God’s eyes, our value cannot be measured; no one is insignificant. Pope Francis made these remarks on Sunday to at least 1.5 million young people gathered in Krakow for the final Mass of World Youth Day (WYD). “God loves …

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En route to Krakow, Pope says world is at war, but it’s not a war of religions

ON BOARD PAPAL FLIGHT (CNA/EWTN News) – On the flight to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis on Wednesday responded to recent violence across the globe by saying that the world is at war. “When I speak of war, I talk about it seriously, but it’s not a war of religion. It’s a war for money, for resources, for nature, …

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Pope condemns ‘absurd violence’ after priest is killed in French church

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – Pope Francis has decried the “absurd violence” which has left an elderly priest dead after his church in northern France was taken hostage during Mass. In a statement released Tuesday by the Vatican, the Pope, having been informed of the situation, “participates in the pain and horror of this absurd violence,” while radically condemning “every form …

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US bishops throw support behind conscience protections on marriage

Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2016 / 12:44 am (CNA/EWTN News) – Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections to individuals and faith-based organizations who disagree with same-sex marriage. In a joint statement released Tuesday, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco and Archbishop William E. Lori of …

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A crash course in Miracles 101

What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common? Both bore what appeared to be images of Mary. One was determined to be authentically miraculous, the other was not. Not to spoil any secrets, but it’s not Our Lady of the Grilled Cheese that converted Mexico and continues to draw millions of …

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