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Apr 19, 2019 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis’ prayer at Good Friday’s Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum included a plea for abused youth and for the Church, whom he said is continually under attack.
Apr 19, 2019 - 10:00 am .- At the Vatican’s Good Friday service, the papal preacher connected Christ’s Passion with all in history who have suffered the degradation of their human dignity, highlighting in particular the experience of African-American slaves.
Apr 18, 2019 - 11:19 am .- Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a prison in the suburbs of Rome Thursday, urging the inmates to reflect on how they can treat each other with servants’ hearts.
Apr 18, 2019 - 02:57 am .- The holy oil blessed at the Chrism Mass is a reminder of the priest’s call to be close to the People of God, pouring himself out in service to them, Pope Francis said Thursday.
Apr 17, 2019 - 04:06 am .- Jesus’ glory is not found in the acclaim or applause of the world, but in the act of suffering and dying out of love – the same love demanded of everyone, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Apr 16, 2019 - 05:36 pm .- Scrutiny continues for the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, amid questions of whether some of its grant activity was motivated by a desire to secure leniency for disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
Apr 16, 2019 - 05:28 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday expressed his unity with the people of France following a major blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, encouraging the rebuilding of the “architectural jewel” and “witness of the faith.”
Apr 15, 2019 - 05:28 pm .- Pope Francis met with a group of high school students this weekend, encouraging them to monitor their cell phone use, so as not to create obstacles to a culture of encounter.
Apr 14, 2019 - 04:37 am .- On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of “triumphalism,” encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus’s way of humility and obedience exemplified in His Passion.
Apr 12, 2019 - 11:30 am .- Pope Francis paid a surprise visit to a center for Alzhiemer’s patients Friday afternoon.
Apr 12, 2019 - 10:09 am .- In the wake of massive flooding in Iran, Pope Francis has sent 100,000 euros (about $113,000) for emergency aid.
Apr 11, 2019 - 04:45 pm .- At the heart of his new essay, Benedict XVI insists that the purpose of punishing the perpetrators of sexual abuse is the salvation of souls, which is the highest law of the Catholic Church.
Apr 11, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Pope Francis Thursday told the formerly warring leaders of South Sudan that peace is possible in their fledgling country through the power of Christ’s resurrection.
Apr 11, 2019 - 11:45 am .- A new website aims to make available to Catholics and researchers a collection of photographs of the Shroud of Turin by a scientific photographer who was part of a research project that spent more than one hundred hours conducting tests on the shroud.
Apr 11, 2019 - 06:40 am .- Pope Francis said Thursday that human trafficking is, “without doubt,” a crime against humanity for its violation of human dignity and freedom.
Apr 10, 2019 - 04:23 pm .- A new essay from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI explores the nature of the Church's current sexual abuse crisis. Here is the full text.
Apr 10, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- In an essay published Thursday at CNA, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing the Church. Benedict reviewed the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and examined its effects on priestly formation and life, before suggesting the Church's proper response.
Apr 10, 2019 - 09:49 am .- As Pope Francis’ council of cardinals wraps up the drafting of a new apostolic constitution, they have decided to take up the topic of management roles for women working in the Vatican.
Apr 10, 2019 - 03:49 am .- Pope Francis warned Wednesday that pride is the most dangerous attitude in the Christian life, pointing out that even the holiest of people have received everything from God.
Apr 9, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The Vatican updated Tuesday the complementary norms of the constitution governing personal ordinariates, a structure by which Anglicans may enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.