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Pope taps parish priest as new bishop of Lubbock

Sep 27, 2016 - 07:45 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert Milner Coerver, a parish priest from the Diocese of Dallas, as the new bishop-elect for Lubbock, Texas.

Mexicans flood the capital to defend marriage – with Pope Francis' blessing

Sep 26, 2016 - 02:15 pm .- Some 400,000 people filled the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the Mexican government’s attempt to redefine marriage as anything but a union between one man and one woman.

Body of third priest kidnapped in Mexico found

Sep 26, 2016 - 07:21 am .- Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes, the body of a third slain priest, Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, has been found.

Love can be only response to evil, Pope tells attack survivors

Sep 24, 2016 - 09:49 am .- Pope Francis met with survivors of the Nice, France terrorist attack on Saturday, urging them to respond with forgiveness and love. 

For Bishop Olmsted, Pope Francis shows continuity on marriage

Sep 23, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Pope Francis has not changed Catholic practice on Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried. Rather, his goal is to help welcome them to the Church, Phoenix’s Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has said.

Journalism can't be a 'weapon of destruction', Pope Francis says

Sep 22, 2016 - 05:05 pm .- Emphasizing the importance of respect for human dignity, Pope Francis told journalists Thursday that their profession can never be used as a destructive weapon, nor should it be used to nourish fear.

Being 'merciful like the Father' isn't a slogan – it's a way of life, Pope says

Sep 21, 2016 - 08:34 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on the theme of the Jubilee of Mercy, “Merciful like the Father,” telling pilgrims that while imitating God’s love can seem impossible, it’s genuine effort, rather than quantity, that matters.

Pope Francis condemns 'inexcusable violence' in murder of Mexican priests

Sep 21, 2016 - 06:41 am .- After hearing of the murder of two priests in Mexico, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the country’s bishops condemning the violent act, offering his prayers as a sign of closeness to the community and their families affected.

Peace requires us to do more than 'change the channel,' Pope Francis says

Sep 20, 2016 - 11:13 am .- While in Assisi for an interreligious prayer gathering, Pope Francis cautioned against an indifference that ignores the suffering of others as easily as flipping through TV channels, stressing that peace only comes through action and solidarity.

In Assisi, Pope Francis slams 'paganism of indifference'

Sep 20, 2016 - 10:38 am .- In efforts for peace, indifference is the greatest sickness of our time, Pope Francis said at an interreligious summit in Assisi on Tuesday.

Corruption is worst form of criminality, Pope tells Vatican police

Sep 18, 2016 - 03:23 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme by thanking the security force for their tireless service, and warned against modern crimes linked to exploitation and corruption.

Pope tells ambassadors to serve in humility, not get lost in politics

Sep 17, 2016 - 09:39 am .- In a special Jubilee audience with nearly all of his 108 ambassadors around the world, Pope Francis thanked them for their dedication, and encouraged them to continue their work in humble service, without getting caught up in useless politics.

Man rams car through police barrier into St. Peter's Square

Sep 17, 2016 - 08:15 am .- A mentally ill man rammed his car through a police checkpoint at St. Peter’s Square on Friday evening, demanding to meet with Pope Francis.

The world needs a merciful response to refugees, Pope Francis says

Sep 17, 2016 - 05:03 am .- In a world marked by increasing war and conflict, Pope Francis said a generous and merciful response to those fleeing violence is needed in order to combat hatred and foster a greater sense of fraternity and solidarity.

Bishops: Don't let the media guide Catholics on divorce

Sep 17, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Divorced Catholics who have remarried civilly are welcome to seek reconciliation with the Church, but they need to be sure they're following the right path, some Catholic bishops of Canada have said in new guidelines.

Bring people Christ's mercy, Pope Francis tells new bishops

Sep 16, 2016 - 01:10 pm .- Like the Good Samaritan in the parable, you have been called to show the mercy of God to the men and women God has placed in your path, Pope Francis said to a group of new bishops on Friday.

Cooperating in abortion is always an impediment to ordination, Pope affirms

Sep 16, 2016 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Francis has confirmed that the impediments preventing one from being ordained – such as homicide, abortion, or attempted suicide – apply whether or not the man was Catholic at the time the act occurred.

Pope visits neonatal unit, hospice to highlight respect for life

Sep 16, 2016 - 11:19 am .- On Friday, Pope Francis visited a neonatal hospital unit and a hospice for the terminally ill, stressing the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.

For Eastern Catholics, Pope makes changes to Latin Church's law

Sep 15, 2016 - 05:35 pm .- Pope Francis has issued new changes to canon law that modify Latin Church code with an eye towards clarifying ministry to Eastern Catholics.

Pope Francis: Humans are different from the rest of creation

Sep 15, 2016 - 01:35 pm .- Created in the image of God, human beings have a dignity they are in danger of degrading when they place material possessions above God in their hearts, Pope Francis said Thursday.

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