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The Church isn’t static – she’s a pilgrim on a journey, Pope says

Nov 26, 2014 - 05:20 am .- Pope Francis in his weekly general audience said that the Church on earth is on a pilgrimage to heaven guided by the Lord, who will lead us to the fullness of joy and truth at the end of time.

Is dialogue with terrorists a lost cause? Pope Francis says no

Nov 25, 2014 - 10:02 am .- Speaking to journalists in-flight on his way back from Strasbourg, Pope Francis touched on dialogue with extremist terrorists – saying that although it's difficult, the door is never completely closed.

Pope tells 'haggard' Europe that human dignity is key to renewal

Nov 25, 2014 - 05:39 am .- Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament touched on a variety of issues, all of which, he said, ought to promote the “centrality” of the human person so that a true cultural renewal can be attained.

Scholars: No, Benedict XVI doesn't support Kasper in Synod debates

Nov 25, 2014 - 02:49 am .- A new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works includes an updated version of a 1972 essay in which he had suggested that the divorced and remarried could receive Communion – but the Pope had long since abandoned that position, scholars noted.

Pope greets Indian community at Mass for newest saints

Nov 24, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- God's love is the “source” and “destination” of all holiness, said Pope Francis on Nov. 24, speaking of India's newly declared saints ahead of a Mass of thanksgiving in the Vatican.

Cardinal Sarah appointment paves the way for new Curia

Nov 24, 2014 - 05:56 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah has been appointed as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- a decision that sets a decisive tone for Curial reform. 

Pope Francis tells how to bring about Christ's kingdom

Nov 23, 2014 - 09:48 am .- On the Feast of Christ the King, during the canonization Mass of six new saints, Pope Francis said that Jesus Christ’s kingdom comes through his works of mercy--works that Christians must imitate with tenderness.

Build on the fruit of missionaries, Pope encourages Zambian bishops

Nov 23, 2014 - 06:01 am .- In his ad limina address to the bishops of Zambia on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to continue to build upon the efforts of missionaries to the country, a quarter of whose people are Catholic, and who are nearly all Christian.

Indian Catholics find spiritual inspiration in two new saints

Nov 22, 2014 - 05:25 pm .- Two new Indian Catholic saints to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday were known for their deep spiritual life and their intercession in helping families, say two Catholics who find deep inspiration in their sanctity.

Autism not a cause to lose hope, Vatican conference encourages

Nov 22, 2014 - 04:50 pm .- An international conference held this week at the Vatican is looking to bring “a message of hope and joy” to persons with autism and their families.

Pope: break down the stigma burdening those with autism

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis has said autistic disorders are nothing to be ashamed of, as he encouraged everyone to build solidarity to ensure that autistic persons are not isolated.

'Backbiting' communities don’t help evangelization – unity does

Nov 22, 2014 - 01:16 am .- Pope Francis said that divisions among Christians are a stumbling block to evangelization, and encouraged members of the Church to go beyond personal opinions and find value in what others offer.

What fuels migration? For Pope Francis, a strong 'aspiration to hope'

Nov 21, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- Pope Francis said on Friday that the desire to migrate from one’s homeland is inspired by the search for hope, and encouraged the Church throughout the world to welcome migrants, whose presence helps build up society.

Pope Francis: Turning churches into 'businesses' is a scandal

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:33 am .- Pope Francis condemned priests and laity who turn their parishes into a “business” by charging for things such as baptisms, blessings and Mass intentions – calling it a scandal that's hard to forgive.

Italy's return of millions to 'Vatican bank' indicates financial reform

Nov 21, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The recent return to the “Vatican bank” of some $28.8 million, seized because of alleged money laundering, closes a story that opened almost five years ago and accompanied the reform of Vatican finances.

Pope called alleged Spanish abuse victim, encouraged him to file charges

Nov 20, 2014 - 01:29 pm .- A Vatican source has confirmed to CNA that Pope Francis called a 24-year-old man in Spain who alleges he was the victim of sexual abuse a decade ago in the city of Granada.  

Repentance: A tough but true topic for divorced, remarried

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:40 am .- The divorced and remarried can receive absolution like any other member of the faithful, the Vatican's doctrinal office has affirmed: when they repent, in their case taking a firm resolution to abstain from sex with their new partner.

Pope: Jesus weeps for those who prefer comfort over conversion

Nov 20, 2014 - 05:44 am .- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the Gospel scene in which Jesus wept for Jerusalem’s closed heart is repeated today with those in the Church who are afraid to let him work in their lives.

Turkey's 53,000 Catholics happily awaiting Pope Francis

Nov 20, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Turkey's small community of 53,000 Catholics – amid a population of 76 million – is anticipating Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the country with joyful hearts, says Istanbul's apostolic vicariate.

Sex complementarity is the 'human experience', not a political agenda

Nov 20, 2014 - 12:08 am .- One of the lessons learned from this week's Vatican conference on marriage, say organizers, is that the beauty of man and woman's complementarity is not political, but is rather the human experience.

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November 26, 2014

Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

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