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Being a Christian means belonging to the Church, Pope affirms

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:30 am .- In his general audience address Pope Francis drew attention to how God formed the Church to unify humanity, stating that no one is saved on their own, but rather through the help of others.

Pope's mafia 'excommunication' a call to conversion, priests explain

Jun 25, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Pope Francis' statement Saturday that mafiosi are “excommunicated” was a reflection of theology rather than canon law, and acted as a call to conversion for those in organized crime, priests have said.

Pope: a Christian does not announce himself, but the Lord

Jun 24, 2014 - 09:50 am .- In his homily for the feast of John the Baptist’s birth, Pope Francis emphasized that a true Christian puts oneself aside in order for God to be seen, as John the Baptist did. 

Sudanese woman sentenced to death re-arrested

Jun 24, 2014 - 07:36 am .- After having her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith revoked by the Sudanese court yesterday, Meriam Ibrahim has been re-arrested along with her husband at an airport.

Vatican cricket team to play Church of England in first tour

Jun 24, 2014 - 05:19 am .- St. Peter’s Cricket team begins their “Light of Faith Tour” this fall, which includes a warm-up game against a team from the Royal Household, and a final match against the Anglican Church at Canterbury.

Defend others before the Father, Pope Francis urges

Jun 23, 2014 - 09:12 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned that those who judge others are “obsessed” and far from God, stating that in order to be close we must defend others rather than hastily accuse them.

Bosnian Catholics in a 'grave position,' cardinal warns

Jun 23, 2014 - 05:44 am .- During a recent conference in Bosnia discussing interreligious violence Cardinal Vinko Puljic spoke of the country’s historic divisions, stating that Catholics face great persecution due to a lack of ethnic equality.

God's immeasurable love transforms lives, emphasizes Pope

Jun 22, 2014 - 07:22 am .- In his Sunday Angelus today Pope Francis stressed the limitless nature of God’s love that transforms the heart and life of every Christian.  

Pope slams mafia as 'adorers of evil'

Jun 21, 2014 - 11:03 am .- In his homily at the Saturday evening anticipated Mass during his day trip to Italy’s Calabria region, Pope Francis denounced the dishonesty and violence perpetrated by members of the local mafia.

God is a 'master of reintegration,' Pope assures prisoners

Jun 21, 2014 - 06:53 am .- In the first major meeting of his 12-hour pastoral visit to the Calabria region of southern Italy today, Pope Francis spoke to the inmates and staff of the district prison about the importance of re-integration, accomplished through both human and divine action.

Pope encourages priests to work in joy, brotherhood

Jun 21, 2014 - 06:01 am .- During his one day his visit to Italian town Cassano all'Jonio, Pope Francis met with the priests of the diocese, speaking of the joy of the priesthood, but also of the dangers of an individualistic culture.

Pope Francis decries persecution of Christians

Jun 20, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday lamented continued persecution against Christians and other religious believers, encouraging scholars and governments to defend religious liberty.

Pope warns against false securities of wealth, vanity, power

Jun 20, 2014 - 11:32 am .- In his homily at Friday's Mass, Pope Francis cautioned attendees not to place their security in false treasures which enslave and weigh us down, but rather in the treasures of heaven that lead to freedom.

Pope: problem of drug use is not solved by other drugs

Jun 20, 2014 - 08:37 am .- In a message for an international conference on enforcing drug laws, Pope Francis denounced the trend of offering addicts narcotics as a substitute for hard drugs, stating that it only worsens the problem.

Bosnian school seeks to strengthen interethnic relations

Jun 20, 2014 - 06:34 am .- A Catholic school founded in Sarajevo, Bosnia during the country’s recent war has made it their goal to teach children to embrace ethnic differences, without letting them hinder interpersonal relations.

Ratzinger Prize honorees show intellectual vitality, cardinal says

Jun 20, 2014 - 04:00 am .- Cardinal Camillo Ruini praised Tuesday the two winners of the 2014 Ratzinger Prize for their academic accomplishments and their commitment to the faith.

Vatican theologians acknowledge Archbishop Sheen miracle

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:42 am .- Beloved media personality Archbishop Fulton Sheen is one step closer to beatification after a panel of Vatican theologians unanimously recognized the miraculous recovery of a stillborn baby attributed to Sheen’s intercession.

Vatican releases itinerary for Pope’s visit to Korea

Jun 19, 2014 - 09:10 am .- The Holy See has officially announced what Pope Francis’ schedule will be while in South Korea later this summer, during which he is slated to meet with Asian youth and beatify 124 Korean martyrs.

Violence stems from evil in society, cardinal observes

Jun 19, 2014 - 06:19 am .- During a recent conference discussing interreligious violence Cardinal George Alencherry of India explained that although motivations driving violent acts are diverse, they are always rooted in evil.

The Church is a family formed by God, Pope says

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:48 am .- Pope Francis stressed the familial nature of the Church at his Wednesday General Audience, emphasizing God’s desire to form a people through fatherly love.

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July 24, 2014

Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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