Pope Francis

Pope Francis Wants To Change 2,000-Year-Old Church Doctrine

Pope Francis shook the Christian world last week at a gathering to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church when he …

Christianity

Defining our values: What Catholics can take from Bush's speech

New York City, N.Y., Oct 20, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- In a rare political speech on Thursday, former president George W. Bush had blunt words for …

George W. Bush

Pope slams 'eugenic' mentality that seeks to eliminate disability

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2017 / 04:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis issued a harsh condemnation of the underlying eugenic mentality in …

Christianity

Pope confirms Ireland visit at meeting with EU chief Hogan

Pope Francis has told Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan that he is looking forward to visiting Ireland next year.

News (Ireland)

What You Don't Know About Pope Francis

There's a church, the Immaculate Virgin, toward the end of the pasaje Spanish for passing where, on one event, the local priest along with a number …

Christianity

Why manners are the glue that holds society together

Common courtesy is making a comeback, and we think Pope Francis might be pleased.<p>Since the 1980s, the use of good manners has come to be perceived as …

Catholicism

Pope urges Christians to think about what they say in the Our Father

ROME — To pray the Lord’s Prayer and believe what one is reciting takes real courage, Pope Francis said.<p>One must be bold “to truly believe that God …

Christianity

Pope’s condolence for assassination of Maltese reporter

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> has expressed his condolence for the killing of a Maltese journalist, who was investigating corruption among leading …

Christianity

In rare gesture, pope prays for Malta after journalist slain

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.<p>In a highly unusual gesture from the pope over the death of a private citizen, Francis said Friday he was praying for Caruna Galizia's family …

Business

Pope Francis to business students: If you worship money, you’ll become a slave

Says that despite the expectation to seek success at all costs, they should take time for fraternity<p>“It is essential that from now on and in your …

Christianity

Pope at Mass: hypocrisy and trickery are bad for us

(Vatican Radio) May God grant us the grace of interior truth, rather than living a life of hypocrisy and trickery. That was Pope Francis’ message on …

Christianity

Pope urges for ethics in the service of man and environment

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday urged for an ethics that is friendly to man and the environment, where fundamental values are not “sacrificed …

Christianity

Dan Brown’s new target? The creepy Catholic sect with its very own pope and ‘Vatican’

Like most apocalyptic groups, the Palmarian church is quick to adjust the deadline when the end time fails to begin<p>In Dan Brown’s new thriller, <i>Origin</i>, we are introduced to the Catholic church’s sinister far-right rival — a paranoid worldwide cult dedicated to undermining the reforms of Pope Francis.<p>…

Christianity

Pope Francis marks 50 years of Methodist-Catholic dialogue

2017-10-19 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with leaders of the World Methodist Council on Thursday, celebrating <b>fifty years of dialogue</b> …

Christianity

Pope Mass: The gift of God's salvation opens the door to all

2017-10-19 Vatican Radio<p>The Lord gives us the memory of <b>God's salvation</b> which is “a gift” and close to the concreteness of the works of mercy he wants …

Christianity

BBC World Service - The Inquiry, Is The Pope Catholic?

The head of the Roman Catholic Church has been accused of aiding the spread of heresy. A petition criticising the ambiguity of Pope Francis' statements on the treatment of people who have divorced and remarried is the latest twist in a fierce debate which is dividing Roman Catholics. The argument …

Christianity

Pope promises to send special message to FAO meeting in Ethiopia

2017-10-19 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> marked <b>World Food Day</b> this week with a visit to the <b>UN Food and Agriculture Organization</b> (FAO) …

Christianity

Paul Ryan’s strange Catholic values

The Timothy Cardinal Dolan will join other prominent leaders Thursday in Midtown for a familiar New York ritual: the Alfred

Christianity

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew increases his international prestige speaking on climate matters

Eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew COGwriter Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew is in the news promoting the ‘climate change’ …

Christianity

Pursue the common good, not allure of money, Pope tells finance students

Vatican City, Oct 19, 2017 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis told a group of students studying finance Thursday not to let themselves get taken in by …

Christianity

Watch Pope Francis speak to the young people of Canada on national television

The special program will air on Sunday, October 22, on Salt and Light TV.<p>This weekend Canada’s Salt and Light Television Network will air a …

Christianity

Pope at General Audience: 'Jesus came to save us from death'

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> on Wednesday reminded Christians that Jesus came to heal us and to save us from death. He also prayed for the over 300 …

Christianity

Faith brings hope even at moment of death, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians can find hope even at the hour of death, which faith teaches is not a closed door but a wide-open passage to a new …

Christianity

Progressive Catholics Launch Defense Initiative Against Filial Correction

Today, the website of the German bishops, Katholisch.de, surprises its readers with the publication of a story detailing an initiative which has been …

Christianity

Pope Francis: answering questions is a key part of my job

'I want a church that knows how to enter into people's conversations, that knows how to dialogue,' he said<p>Replying to questions and giving interviews …

Christianity

Memo to Theologians: No to Theological Mob Rule

On October 11, 2017, Pope Francis addressed participants of a meeting organised by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization. The …

Christianity

Pope Francis may refine Catholic teaching on the death penalty

He called it “contrary to the gospel.”<p>The self-described “pro-life” tendency of many Catholics has often referred, at least in public policy debates, to abortion. But last week, Pope Francis took a different tack, condemning the death penalty in unambiguous terms that went above and beyond the …

Christianity

On the death penalty, Francis is going where no pope has gone before

Pope Francis set the cat among the pigeons last week, telling an audience convened to mark the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic …

Christianity

What is Pope Francis' approach to appointing new bishops?

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 02:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Among the most lasting aspects of a Pope’s leadership is his appointment of bishops. To …

Christianity

Pope Francis deplores Mogadishu terror attack

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> has condemned the <b>terrorist attack</b> that killed over 300 people, including children, in the <b>Somali capital …

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