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Pope: Media missed the real family crisis in covering Communion, remarriage

Apr 16, 2016 - 01:25 pm .- Pope Francis has said that the family is in crisis, and that is a much bigger issue than Communion for the divorced-and-remarried. He suggested the news media had focused too much on the latter issue during the synod and in coverage of his recent document on the family.

Full Text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:09 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday spoke with journalists about his visit with refugees at Lesbos and about the family crisis.

In Greece, Pope Francis tells migrants 'you are not alone'

Apr 16, 2016 - 08:32 am .- Pope Francis had a simple message for the thousands of refugees now staying on the Greek island of Lesbos: you are not forgotten.

As he leaves Greece, Pope Francis takes 12 refugees with him

Apr 16, 2016 - 06:30 am .- After traveling to the Greek island of Lesbos, a primary entry point for refugees seeking passage into Europe, Pope Francis decided to bring 12 of them on his plane back to the Vatican as an act of welcome and solidarity.

Pope Francis met briefly with Bernie Sanders before going to Greece

Apr 16, 2016 - 04:42 am .- After cancelling his planned visit to a Vatican conference hosting U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) due to schedule complications surrounding his visit to Lesbos, Pope Francis agreed to meet the senator before departing for the small Greek island.

Founder of Neocatechumenal Way thanks Pope for Amoris Laetitia

Apr 15, 2016 - 07:44 pm .- Kiko Argüello, the founder and global head of the Neocatechumenal Way, expressed his support for Pope Francis for his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, with a short analysis of its contents.

Pope: Humiliations can 'open the heart', as they did for Saint Paul

Apr 15, 2016 - 04:35 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Christians to embrace the humiliations that God allows in our lives to draw us closer to him and open our hearts, just as Saul did after he was knocked down on the road to Damascus.

Pope Francis' visit to Greece shows a shared Christian concern for refugees

Apr 15, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- Pope Francis’ visit on Saturday with refugees in Greece will show solidarity with those in need and demonstrate a shared Christian commitment to helping them, according to the Vatican spokesman.

Shakespeare's Hamlet swings by the Vatican

Apr 15, 2016 - 02:38 pm .- They’ve performed for school children in Cambodia and refugees in Jordan. They’ve visited nearly 200 countries in the last two years, and now, they’ve performed at the Vatican as well.

UPDATED: Bernie Sanders came to the Vatican, and here's what he said

Apr 15, 2016 - 01:51 pm .- Pope Francis didn’t attend U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-Vt.) speech at the Vatican, but the presidential candidate provided a long reflection on Catholic social teaching, as he saw it.

After Easter Sunday terror, Pakistan's Catholics see hope in new priests

Apr 15, 2016 - 06:08 am .- Just weeks after the deadly Easter Sunday attacks on Christians, Catholics in Pakistan had a time to rejoice: five new young priests were ordained for the Capuchin Franciscans.

Could Pope Francis' visit to Greece be a game-changer for refugees?

Apr 15, 2016 - 03:00 am .- Pope Francis’ visit with refugees and migrants in Greece this Saturday could be a moment of leadership at a time when political concerns overshadow the world’s attention, said a relief agency leader in the country.  

Bono goes to Washington, gets tough on refugee crisis

Apr 14, 2016 - 08:02 pm .- With global conflicts spurring refugee crises around the globe, a widening shortfall in funds needs to be remedied immediately, said Bono and humanitarian experts on Capitol Hill this week.

Two years after Boko Haram's schoolgirl kidnappings, has anything changed?

Apr 14, 2016 - 04:05 pm .- Two years ago, radical Islamists with the militant group Boko Haram stormed a school in Chibok, Nigeria, kidnapping 276 teen girls. The event initially sparked global outrage, with high-profile personalities taking pictures on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag, #BringBackOurGirls.

'We too are living in a time of martyrdom', Pope tells Scottish seminarians

Apr 14, 2016 - 02:39 pm .- The world continues to be “hostile to the Gospel,” just as it was four centuries ago when St. John Ogilvie was martyred for his faith in Scotland, but continuing to witness to Christ will change the world, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

Are these quite possibly the world's happiest nuns?

Apr 14, 2016 - 11:57 am .- The Eucharistic Communicators of the Heavenly Father are a community of nuns from Colombia who have a great passion for music and an intense desire to announce God through the gifts he has given them.

Will Pope Francis mend ties with the SSPX?

Apr 14, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, has reportedly discussed several positive aspects of his meeting with Pope Francis at the beginning of the month.

School sports transgender policy bad for students, say Nebraska's bishops

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Nebraska’s body governing school athletics has failed to overturn a policy that will recognize gender identity rather than biological sex as a standard for student athletes, and last week the state’s bishops said they “deeply regret” the situation.

Bishop shares birthday celebration with 106-year-old parishioner

Apr 13, 2016 - 05:21 pm .- As part of his birthday celebration April 1, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I., had the privilege of meeting and sharing a birthday celebration with a very special woman, Claire Sharpe, who turned 106 that day.

Little Sisters lay out alternatives to HHS mandate before Supreme Court

Apr 13, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- Asked whether there are ways for the government to provide contraceptive coverage that do not require them to violate their consciences, the Little Sisters of the Poor are saying “yes.”

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