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Pope Francis: correction without charity is 'a slap in the face'

Sep 12, 2014 - 06:35 am .- In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the body of Christ, but only when done out of love.

Pope's appointment may signal advances in new abuse office

Sep 12, 2014 - 12:48 am .- Pope Francis’ latest appointment to a commission designed to fight sexual abuse of minors may have an effect in shaping the upcoming Vatican office also dedicated to combatting abuse.  

Francis encourages us as did Don Bosco, Lateran rector says

Sep 11, 2014 - 03:27 pm .- As the bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco approaches, a Salesian who is rector of the Pontifical Lateran University has said that Pope Francis is close to the saint, as both view education not as a job but as a way life.

Christian life is not navel-gazing – it's self-giving, Pope says

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:12 am .- During his homily at daily Mass on Thursday Pope Francis focused on authentic Christian love, stressing that it’s not selfish, but freely and mercifully gives itself to others.

Pope 'deeply saddened' by brutal killing of missionary nuns

Sep 11, 2014 - 02:05 am .- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community of his closeness.

Italian prime minister meets with Vatican Secretary of State

Sep 11, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The newly created Italian cardinals lunched Tuesday with Matteo Renzi, prime minister of Italy, discussing with him and his associates persecuted Christians, immigration, and employment challenges.

Vatican state secretariat strengthens its control over 'the Pope's hospital'

Sep 10, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- The Vatican Secretariat of State established June 28 a Comittee of Presidency for the Pediatric Hospital “Bambino Gesù,” owned by the Holy See, thereby strengthening its control over the institution.

Child protection is 'gospel priority' for Church, Pope Francis

Sep 10, 2014 - 04:28 pm .- The protection of minors from sexual abuse is a number one priority for Pope Francis, says the new secretary of a papal commission to protect minors, who believes that the global Church can play a leading role against abuse.  

Boston priest named secretary of Vatican commission to protect minors

Sep 10, 2014 - 09:58 am .- The Vatican announced today that Msgr. Robert W. Oliver will leave his position as promoter of justice to take on a new role as the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.  

Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him

Sep 10, 2014 - 04:53 am .- A man paralyzed from the neck down made his way to Pope Francis' general audience, saying he took the massively risky move because he wanted to experience for himself the pontiff's uniqueness.

Church educates through actions; not theoretical lectures

Sep 10, 2014 - 04:44 am .- During his general audience Pope Francis continued to reflect on the Church as mother, explaining that she teaches us by example how to go to the essential point of the Gospel, which is mercy.

Bishops' synod taking on a less formal tone under Pope Francis

Sep 10, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The upcoming synod of bishops on the family will be set on a more informal tune, the secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, wrote in an article published in the Sept. 10 issue of L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope prays for family of journalist executed by Islamic State

Sep 9, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- Pope Francis has offered prayerful condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff, a U.S. journalist who was executed earlier this month by militants of the Islamic State.

Global organization of religions proposed to counter terrorism

Sep 9, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- In a recent meeting with Pope Francis, former Israeli president Shimon Peres suggested forming an “Organization of United Relations” to counter those who use religion for terroristic aims.  

Pope Francis: Love doesn't care if you're ugly or beautiful

Sep 9, 2014 - 10:04 am .- In his homily at Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about the love of Christ for his Church, noting how in the Gospel he prayed for his disciples, chose them personally, and remained close to each.

Irish Church's new leader honored, humbled as he takes helm

Sep 9, 2014 - 08:54 am .- As Cardinal Sean Brady resigns at the customary age of 75, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland Eamon Martin says he is looking forward to shepherding his new flock.

Cardinals join to defend Church doctrine on divorce, remarriage

Sep 9, 2014 - 03:10 am .- Five members of the College of Cardinals have joint-authored a book defending Church doctrine regarding divorced and remarried Catholics, affirming that it is the most merciful approach.

Pope might visit Turkey, Patriarch Bartholomew in November

Sep 9, 2014 - 02:35 am .- Pope Francis may visit Turkey Nov. 29-30, strengthening the links with the Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and advancing their common commitment to ecumenism, peace and ecology.    

Papal blessing proceeds will soon go to poor – not shopkeepers

Sep 9, 2014 - 12:27 am .- Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from the Vatican where the funds will be allocated to charity.  

Despite violence, rumors of Nigeria split called a false alarm

Sep 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama spoke out in the wake of more violent attacks in Nigeria, noting that although fears are high, rumors that the country is following a similar pattern as Iraq are exaggerated.

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