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Vatican grieves deaths of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers

Jun 30, 2014 - 04:58 pm .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi released a statement voicing Pope Francis' condolences over three kidnapped Israeli teenagers found dead on Monday outside a Palestinian town. 

Pope says communists stole Christianity's concern for poor

Jun 30, 2014 - 03:52 pm .- In a new interview about moral and material poverty, Pope Francis has stressed that care for the poor is ultimately Christian, suggesting that communists have “stolen” this from Christianity.

Pope Francis: Church grows from the blood of the martyrs

Jun 30, 2014 - 07:16 am .- Pope Francis focused his homily for the feast of the First Roman Martyrs on the witness of martyrdom, and prayed for all who continue to be persecuted for their faith, particularly in the Middle East.

Feast of Peter and Paul celebrates God's mercy, Pope says

Jun 29, 2014 - 09:39 am .- During his Sunday Angelus on the Feast of Peter and Paul, Pope Francis called the faithful to open themselves to the transforming power of God’s grace and mercy in their own lives.

Pope Francis: love of God is both generous, active

Jun 27, 2014 - 07:18 am .- Pope Francis focused his daily homily for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on the nature of love between God and his people.

Vatican releases outline for October synod on the family

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- Divided into three parts, the Vatican's newly released outline that will drive discussion during the upcoming synod touches on the nature of families and current challenges they face.

Pope: Jesus was a pastor, not a 'moralistic' power-seeker

Jun 26, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned of those who reduce the faith to moralism and ambition, stating that people in Jesus' time followed him because he spoke the truth in a way they understood.

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: 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. 

Pope Francis stops car to bless young disabled woman

Jun 23, 2014 - 10:19 am .- During his June 21 pastoral visit to the region of Calabria in southern Italy, Pope Francis stopped the car that was transporting him to see a young disabled woman and her family on the side of the road.

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.

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: 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.

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.

New York archdiocese receives three new auxiliary bishops

Jun 16, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- Pope Francis on Saturday appointed three auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of New York, including one priest who ministered at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Pope Francis: Europe is tired, must be rejuvenated

Jun 15, 2014 - 03:30 pm .- In a visit to a community dedicated to serving the poor and needy, Pope Francis warned of the poverty of Europe which faces a declining birthrate, hidden forms of euthanasia, and high rates of unemployment.

Pope invites Romans, pilgrims to Eucharistic procession

Jun 15, 2014 - 06:30 am .- During his Sunday Angelus remarks reflecting on divine love, Pope Francis invited all the Romans and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to join in a Eucharistic procession later this week.

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July 23, 2014

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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