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Refuse to have kids? Then make room for migrants, Pope Francis says

Sep 14, 2015 - 03:11 am .- In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis spoke at length of the European refugee crisis – saying that incoming migrants are now filling the void left by a sterile continent that refuses to have children.

Jesus shows us the path to freedom, not success, Pope says

Sep 13, 2015 - 05:58 am .- The path Jesus takes as a humble servant isn’t easy, Pope Francis has said, explaining that to follow him doesn’t guarantee earthly success or honor, but rather true freedom and unity with God.

How do you become a saint? Pope Francis gives a hint

Sep 12, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Find someone who has never spoken ill of another person, someone who has never judged another – and they would qualify for immediate canonization, Pope Francis said.

You need to work toward an honest economy, Pope tells bankers

Sep 12, 2015 - 09:30 am .- Pope Francis Saturday met with members of Italy's largest credit union, encouraging them to promote an economy that is rooted in honesty, and to promote a “globalization of solidarity.”

Pope Francis warns of 'grave consequences' if climate change is ignored

Sep 11, 2015 - 04:28 pm .- The environment is facing serious threats such as climate change and global warming, Pope Francis has said – adding that finding solutions is a matter of justice since it's often the poor who are most affected.

Inside a dubious LGBT media guide to Pope Francis' visit

Sep 11, 2015 - 04:02 am .- As Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. nears, the LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD has released a media guide encouraging journalists to favor its narrative. But one media critic is calling it spin.

Marriage – between a man and a woman – is under attack, Pope Francis says

Sep 10, 2015 - 12:26 pm .- Pope Francis told couples to defend God's design for the family as the union of a man and woman for the procreation of children, and urged them to be merciful to those whose marriages have failed.

Vatican officially confirms Pope Francis' visit to Africa in November

Sep 10, 2015 - 07:22 am .- The Vatican today officially announced that Pope Francis will travel to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in November, a plan informally revealed by the Pope himself this summer.

How might the new annulment process affect the Synod on the Family?

Sep 10, 2015 - 03:08 am .- By reforming the process for discovering the nullity of marriage on Tuesday, mere weeks before the beginning of October's Synod on the Family, Pope Francis has taken that issue out of the hands of the synod fathers.

The Pope's annulment move? It's a good thing, Vatican official says

Sep 10, 2015 - 02:02 am .- A member of the Vatican council charged with interpreting Church law says the increased role of bishops in the annulment process is a positive step that will ensure the procedure is done responsibly.

Churches, families must be places of welcome, Pope says

Sep 9, 2015 - 07:13 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday spoke of the bond which must exist between families and the Christian community, stressing that the Church, in following the Gospel, must always keep its doors open.

Revamped annulment process focuses on speed, role of local bishops

Sep 8, 2015 - 07:34 am .- In a revamped marriage annulment process, Pope Francis has made significant changes, giving more of a role to the local bishop, dropping automatic appeals, and declaring the process free of charge.

Pope: all European churches to welcome refugees during Year of Mercy

Sep 6, 2015 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis Sunday issued a strong appeal to the entire European Church – including the Vatican – to take in migrant families as part of the lead-in to the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy.

Pope engages Americans on immigration, abortion in pre-trip virtual audience

Sep 5, 2015 - 07:48 am .- In a virtual audience with Americans Pope Francis heard emotive testimonies from undocumented immigrants, comforted a single mother, and encouraged greater solidarity in world racked with many problems.

Are dialogue and reconciliation with the SSPX part of the Jubilee for Mercy?

Sep 3, 2015 - 02:31 pm .- Pope Francis' decision that during the Jubilee Year of Mercy the faithful can receive absolution from priests of the Society of St. Pius X is the most recent attempt at reconciliation with the priestly society, according to a Vatican official.

DC choir hopes Pope Francis will sing along

Sep 3, 2015 - 06:19 am .- Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month hope to stir the soul of the pontiff – and maybe even inspire him to sing along.

Are Pope Francis and the US bishops split? Don't believe the critics.

Sep 3, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Ahead of the papal visit to the U.S., some critics have painted a narrative pitting Pope Francis against the “conservative” American bishops – but the Archbishop of Philadelphia doesn't believe them.

All priests will be able to forgive sin of abortion during Jubilee for Mercy

Sep 1, 2015 - 06:33 am .- In a new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made some significant moves, allowing all priests to forgive the sin of abortion and granting SSPX priests the faculty to forgive sins.

Pope Francis holds virtual audience with Americans in Chicago, Texas, LA

Aug 31, 2015 - 07:37 pm .- Pope Francis on Monday took part in a virtual audience with a group of Americans, less than a month before his historic trip to the United States.

Pope to Catholic lawmakers: Be strong. Protect life.

Aug 31, 2015 - 05:00 pm .- On Sunday, Pope Francis urged Catholic legislators to be protectors of human life, calling them to “be strong” against a throw-away culture marked by Christian persecution, and the rejection of the unborn and migrants.

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