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Vatican communication reform underway, but no decisions yet

Nov 18, 2014 - 09:01 pm .- Though the Vatican's communications reform committee met last week, it is still to be seen how the committee's proposals will be incorporated within a larger reform of the Roman Curia.

Pope: Christians living under false appearances are 'dead'

Nov 18, 2014 - 10:02 am .- In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke of how we must never be content with where we are in the spiritual life, but rather must seek constant conversion.  

Annulment process is no business, Roman Rota official clarifies

Nov 18, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Following a media frenzy around Pope Francis' request that the annulment process not be treated like a business, an official of the Apostolic See's court of higher instance has explained that annulment procedures are already free in most cases.

Pope Francis: Children have right to a mother and father

Nov 17, 2014 - 04:00 pm .- Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation.”

It's official! Pope Francis announces 2015 visit to US

Nov 17, 2014 - 01:11 am .- Pope Francis on Monday officially announced that he will visit the U.S. in September 2015, including a visit to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.  

Dialogue with immigrants overcomes tensions, Pope says

Nov 16, 2014 - 09:23 am .- Pope Francis made an appeal for peace and dialogue with members of immigrant communities in his remarks after the weekly recitation of the Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday.

Pope Francis blasts abortion, euthanasia as 'sins against God'

Nov 15, 2014 - 07:53 am .- Pope Francis told a group of Catholic doctors that “playing with life” in ways like abortion and euthanasia is sinful, and he stressed that each human life, no matter the condition, is sacred.

A new love language: Post synod conference seeks ways to communicate truth of marriage

Nov 15, 2014 - 06:17 am .- One month after the intensely media-centric Synod on the Family, experts are gathering once again in the Vatican to explore man and woman's complementarity, using “new and creative language to speak to people where they are.”

Bathrooms of St. Peter's soon to include showers for homeless

Nov 14, 2014 - 02:59 pm .- After hearing from a homeless man that a bath is more urgently need than food in Rome, the Vatican’s papal almoner commissioned that showers be added to the public restrooms in St. Peter's Square.

Example – not words – transmits faith to youth, Pope Francis says

Nov 14, 2014 - 02:13 pm .- Addressing the children who filled the chapel at the Santa Marta residence on Nov. 14, Pope Francis said that – in an age dominated by images and cellphones – the faithful must rely on example, rather than words, to transmit the faith to young ones.

What will the Pope be up to in Sri Lanka, Philippines? Take a look

Nov 14, 2014 - 07:07 am .- Today the Vatican published the official itinerary for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, during which he is slated to spend roughly two days each in Colombo, Manila and Tacloban.

Catholics, Muslims together condemn terrorist acts in name of religion

Nov 13, 2014 - 03:34 pm .- In a joint statement delivered Thursday, the Catholic-Muslim Forum condemned acts of terrorism, oppression, and violence, affirming it is never acceptable to use religion to justify such acts.

For Pope Francis, kingdom of God grows by silent witness, not spectacles

Nov 13, 2014 - 09:20 am .- Pope Francis said in his homily at Mass on Thursday that the kingdom of God, already present among us, never attracts attention to itself but rather is cultivated though silent holiness in everyday life.

True charity gives people God, not bread alone, cardinal says

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah has stressed the link between charity and preaching the Gospel, saying that while the practical needs of the poor are important, Christians can give something more essential: Jesus Christ.

Pope Francis – Do you have what it takes to be a good priest?

Nov 12, 2014 - 04:56 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the qualities needed to be a true minister of God, saying that those who are ordained should never be “authoritative,” but rather humble and merciful.

With new team, Vatican ups efforts to fight clerical sex abuse

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:10 am .- Pope Francis established on Tuesday a new judicial body within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith with responsibility for dealing with clerical sex abuse, thus confirming the Holy See’s continuing response to the crisis.

You can't serve others if you're lazy or controlling, Pope says

Nov 11, 2014 - 09:34 am .- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said that Jesus’ service to others has no boundaries, and warned of those who put limits on how much they give because they are lazy, or want to control the situation.

Visible unity of Christians, a need for a troubled world, says Pope

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:08 am .- To act and speak as brothers, despite different confessions, in order to respond to current issue: this is the mission Pope Francis entrusted to the bishop-friends of the Focolare Movement on Friday.

Pope: Unforgiving Christians cause scandal, damage faith

Nov 10, 2014 - 11:09 am .- A Christian who causes scandal destroys the faith and a Christian who does not forgive causes scandal – but it is only through the gift of faith that these challenges can be overcome, Pope Francis said.

'We need bridges, not walls!' Pope says on Berlin Wall anniversary

Nov 9, 2014 - 07:27 am .- On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Pope Francis said that it only happened through a long, painful struggle, and warned that there are still many walls that divide the world today.

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