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In Christ, Mary brings new joy and meaning to mankind, Pope says

Vatican City, Aug 15, 2017 by Elise Harris On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the joy and grace of her Son, which not only sustain us in difficulty, but are primarily intended for the weak and humble. “Carrying Jesus, the Madonna also brings Read More …

Trust in Christ – not in horoscopes, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Aug 13, 2017 by Elise Harris On Sunday Pope Francis repeated a message he often has, warning against putting one’s trust in horoscopes and fortune telling rather than Christ, who is the only true security that gets us through times of trial and darkness. Pointing to how Peter begins to sink when walking toward Read More …

Pope Francis: Jesus went to the cross for sinners, not the perfect

Vatican City, Aug 9, 2017 by Elise Harris On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Church doesn’t exist for people without faults, but for sinners in need of God’s mercy – a point he often returns to – and lamented the fact that there are many Catholics who believe the opposite. “We who are accustomed to experiencing Read More …

Want peace and love? Remember to pray, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Aug 6, 2017 Through their prayers, people of various religions can work together for peace, Pope Francis has said to an interreligious prayer meeting in Japan. Prayer “inspires and sustains our efforts for peace, because it helps to deepen our reciprocal respect for each other as persons, strengthens the bonds of love between Read More …

Vatican justice branch sets anti-corruption goals for 2018

Vatican City, Aug 2, 2017 By Elise Harris After hosting a discussion earlier this summer, the Vatican office for justice has outlined several goals and action points in their plan to fight corruption, which will be a central focus for the upcoming year. On June 15 the International Consultation Group for justice, corruption, organized crime and Read More …

Vatican conference aims to build momentum for nuclear disarmament

Vatican City, Jul 25, 2017 By Andrea Gagliarducci Nuclear disarmament will be the focus of a Vatican conference this Nov. 10-11, following recent progress toward international bans on nuclear weapons. Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi told CNA that “the Holy See is working to create a public opinion convinced that the world is safer without nuclear weapons, Read More …

Pope: the choice between good, evil is one we all have to make

Vatican City, Jul 23, 2017 by Elise Harris On Sunday Pope Francis said good and evil are often entwined, and that as sinners, we can’t label any one group or institution as bad, since we all face temptation and have the ability to choose which path to follow. “The Lord, who is wisdom incarnate, today helps Read More …

Pope: Caring for creation means caring for your brother and sister

Vatican City, Jul 14, 2017 By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis Friday sent a message to an international congress on care for our common home in the context of large cities, reminding participants that caring for the environment ultimately means having responsibility for our fellow man. “We see an indifference to our common home and, unfortunately, to Read More …