Archive of December 16, 2017

From Pope Francis, a checklist for good journalism

Dec 16, 2017 - 06:25 pm .- Journalism must prize truth and reflection over sensationalism and clamor, Pope Francis told journalists on Saturday.

Pope to youth: expand your wisdom and meet the elderly

Dec 16, 2017 - 04:26 pm .- Pope Francis met with the youth of Catholic Action on Saturday as the movement marks its 150th anniversary year.

These priests were martyred for refusing to violate the seal of confession

Dec 16, 2017 - 03:01 pm .- In recent years, some Catholics have been concerned by pushes from governments in locations such as Louisiana and Australia who challenge the secrecy of the sacrament of confession, asking that priests betray the solemnity of penitents’ confessions when they hear of serious crimes in the confessional.

Treat saints' relics right, says new Vatican directive

Dec 16, 2017 - 12:53 pm .- The relics of Christian saints and blesseds deserve special care and their authenticity must be certified by the Church, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has said.

Meet the man who holds the keys to the Pope's Museums

Dec 16, 2017 - 03:20 am .- “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven,” Jesus told St. Peter, as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.

Pope Francis in Peru

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