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Pope Francis approves new constitutions for Legionaries of Christ

Nov 1, 2014 - 05:21 am .- After four years of drafts and adjustments, the troubled Legion of Christ has announced that its new constitutions have been approved by Pope Francis.

Vatican releases official English translation of synod's final report

Oct 31, 2014 - 03:54 pm .- Now released in English, the Synod of Bishop's final relatio reveals a more positive tone regarding the family called for by the synod’s small groups, as well as greater clarity on phrases that generated confusion in the midterm relatio.

A (literal) breath of fresh air for the Sistine Chapel's frescos

Oct 31, 2014 - 02:11 pm .- The first major makeover the Sistine Chapel has had since 1994 brings with it a completely new LED lighting system and high-tech sensors that automatically measure and adjust the chapel's oxygen levels.

It's not the law that saves you – it's Christ, Pope reflects

Oct 31, 2014 - 01:34 pm .- Christians who cling to the law and not to love are like the hypocrite Pharisees in the Gospel, Pope Francis said in today’s homily.

The devil is no myth – he's real and we must fight him, Pope says

Oct 30, 2014 - 08:53 am .- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the devil is more than and an idea, and in order to fight him we must follow St. Paul’s instructions and put on the armor of God which protects us.

Are an atheist journalist's papal interviews reliable?

Oct 29, 2014 - 07:07 pm .- Following the publication of a new text by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari in 'La Repubblica' suggesting that Pope Francis believes in relativism, the Holy See spokesman has questioned whether Scalfari is advancing his own views.

Pope: Fighting for the poor doesn't make me Communist – it makes me Catholic

Oct 29, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- Pope Francis spoke out against oppression of the poor due to greed and warned again of the growing presence of a “globalization of indifference” – a warning, he said, which has wrongly type-casted him.

The Church's mystery: it's both visible and spiritual, Pope says

Oct 29, 2014 - 09:12 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke of the visible actions carried out by the Church, explaining that they are an expression of her deeper spiritual reality rooted in the two natures of Christ.

Are you Catholic? Then stay in the Church, Pope says

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:58 am .- Pope Francis said that those waiting at the threshold of the Church without going inside are not true members of the Church which Jesus established and on whom it is built.

Asia Bibi to Pope Francis: Pray for me, your daughter

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:09 am .- A Catholic woman condemned to death in Pakistan for allegedly violating the country's blasphemy law has asked Pope Francis for his prayers, saying that she trusts in God’s plan for her life.  

Francis inaugurates bust of Benedict, emphasizes unity of faith, science

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:46 pm .- Addressing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday, Pope Francis unveiled a bust of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, lauding his predecessor, and stressed the uniqueness of humanity among the created world.  

You are hurting the Church if you're lukewarm, Pope Francis warns

Oct 27, 2014 - 10:14 am .- In his homily for Mass celebrated at the Santa Marta residence Monday Pope Francis warned against the harm of “lukewarm” Christianity, calling on faithful instead to be “children of light.”

Pope calls for end to death penalty out of respect for human dignity

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis called for the abolition of capital punishment during a speech on Thursday, as well as all forms of penal punishment which violate human dignity.

'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family

Oct 26, 2014 - 12:52 pm .- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been reduced to a mere association, and urged participants to be witnesses in a secular world.  

Pope Francis: God's image is revealed in the face of our brothers

Oct 26, 2014 - 06:36 am .- The message Pope Francis sent during his Sunday Angelus address was that love of God and neighbor are inseparably united, and that we see God’s face most clearly in the weak and vulnerable.

Twelve Iraqi priests, monks suspended for breaking vow of obedience

Oct 26, 2014 - 04:41 am .- Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako I has suspended a group of monks and priests who fled Iraq without consulting their superiors, saying a priest’s primary duty is to serve his flock wherever he is asked.  

Vatican gives global communications group official stamp of approval

Oct 25, 2014 - 06:42 pm .- In a rare move, the Vatican has officially recognized the public communications organization SIGNIS as a Catholic association, which, according to a Vatican official, happens less than once a year.

Beyond economics, youth unemployment a 'problem of dignity,' Pope says

Oct 25, 2014 - 09:20 am .- Pope Francis has sent a message to young people affected by the “culture of waste,” calling on them to spread the hope of the Gospel amid these times of uncertainty.  

Sistine Chapel being used as sacred place – not 'venue for private parties'

Oct 25, 2014 - 07:30 am .- Director of the Vatican Museums Antonio Paolucci has rejected rumors that they are now renting the Sistine Chapel, adding that beauty is always an occasion to grow in charity and generosity.  

Pope calls Christians to be 'living stones' of the Church

Oct 24, 2014 - 04:23 pm .- In his homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence on Oct. 24, Pope Francis reflected on the call of Christians to perpetuate unity in the Church by being “living stones” built upon the “cornerstone of Christ.”  

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