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Pope: don't be depressed – despite our ugly reality, we have hope

Nov 27, 2014 - 09:23 am .- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that although sin and corruption often seem to win out over good, Jesus gives us a promise of hope which enables us to keep “our heads held high.”

Pope's Philly trip could be a turning point on US marriage front

Nov 26, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Legal expert Alan Sears said that the push for marriage redefinition in the U.S. has provided a platform for the issue at large and that Pope Francis' visit in 2015 could mark a shift in the contentious debate.

The Church isn’t static – she’s a pilgrim on a journey, Pope says

Nov 26, 2014 - 05:20 am .- Pope Francis in his weekly general audience said that the Church on earth is on a pilgrimage to heaven guided by the Lord, who will lead us to the fullness of joy and truth at the end of time.

The Pope sides with the Gospel, not political ideologies

Nov 26, 2014 - 12:08 am .- Pope Francis has said he aims to express the social doctrine of the Church, not the views of partisan political philosophies, suggesting it is reductionistic to say otherwise.

Is dialogue with terrorists a lost cause? Pope Francis says no

Nov 25, 2014 - 10:02 am .- Speaking to journalists in-flight on his way back from Strasbourg, Pope Francis touched on dialogue with extremist terrorists – saying that although it's difficult, the door is never completely closed.

Pope tells 'haggard' Europe that human dignity is key to renewal

Nov 25, 2014 - 05:39 am .- Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament touched on a variety of issues, all of which, he said, ought to promote the “centrality” of the human person so that a true cultural renewal can be attained.

Pope greets Indian community at Mass for newest saints

Nov 24, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- God's love is the “source” and “destination” of all holiness, said Pope Francis on Nov. 24, speaking of India's newly declared saints ahead of a Mass of thanksgiving in the Vatican.

Human dignity at risk in Europe, advocates warn before Pope's speech

Nov 24, 2014 - 11:27 am .- Ahead of Pope Francis’ Nov. 25 address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, pro-life leaders are emphasizing the danger of a mentality that fails to respect life across the continent.

Pope: break down the stigma burdening those with autism

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis has said autistic disorders are nothing to be ashamed of, as he encouraged everyone to build solidarity to ensure that autistic persons are not isolated.

'Backbiting' communities don’t help evangelization – unity does

Nov 22, 2014 - 01:16 am .- Pope Francis said that divisions among Christians are a stumbling block to evangelization, and encouraged members of the Church to go beyond personal opinions and find value in what others offer.

Pope called alleged Spanish abuse victim, encouraged him to file charges

Nov 20, 2014 - 01:29 pm .- A Vatican source has confirmed to CNA that Pope Francis called a 24-year-old man in Spain who alleges he was the victim of sexual abuse a decade ago in the city of Granada.  

Few topics are more manipulated than hunger, Pope tells UN

Nov 20, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the excessive consumption and misuse of food, saying that often the statistics surrounding the topic of hunger are twisted for the sake of national security.

Pope: Jesus weeps for those who prefer comfort over conversion

Nov 20, 2014 - 05:44 am .- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the Gospel scene in which Jesus wept for Jerusalem’s closed heart is repeated today with those in the Church who are afraid to let him work in their lives.

Turkey's 53,000 Catholics happily awaiting Pope Francis

Nov 20, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Turkey's small community of 53,000 Catholics – amid a population of 76 million – is anticipating Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the country with joyful hearts, says Istanbul's apostolic vicariate.

Beyond religious differences: Interfaith leaders unite on marriage

Nov 19, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- Leaders from various faith traditions around the globe are backing the union of a man and woman as an inherently complementary human reality that transcends even the difference of religion.

Pope Francis offers a lesson from a ham and cheese sandwich

Nov 19, 2014 - 01:04 pm .- Pope Francis brought laughter to a group of young people gathered at the Vatican Nov.15 when he quoted an Argentinean comedian’s metaphor about ham and cheese sandwiches in relation to the Christian life.

Thinking of yourself won’t make you holy, but serving others will, Pope says

Nov 19, 2014 - 07:29 am .- In his weekly general audience address, Pope Francis said that holiness can never be selfish, but is a gift that must be put into practice through daily witness and attentiveness to the needs of others.

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.  

Lots of high fives: Philly celebrates announcement of Pope's visit

Nov 18, 2014 - 04:47 am .- Pope Francis’ official confirmation of a visit to Philadelphia in 2015 has stoked great Catholic enthusiasm and prompted hopes that a papal visit will reinvigorate the archdiocese.  

Pope's visit to Philly will be 'icing on the cake' for family meeting

Nov 17, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- After Pope Francis officially confirmed that he will visit Philadelphia next fall for the World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the trip will be a blessing for the event and the world.  

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