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Cardinal Turkson: Pope is not anti-business, but calls leaders to deeper responsibility

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In an address delivered at the University of the Andes in Chile, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said that Pope Francis is challenging business...

After week of silence, German bishops respond to Cologne attacks

EWTN - World Catholic News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Cologne, Germany, Jan 11, 2016 / 05:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A week after hundreds were attacked in Cologne on New Year's Eve, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and...

Francis discusses divorce and remarriage in first book-length interview

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis has discussed his thinking on the divorced and remarried, gay people and the importance of mercy in his first book-length interview of his papacy. In the book, The...

Prelate encourages, challenges Ivory Coast president

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Ivory Coast’s Christian and Muslim leaders met with President Alassane Ouattara on January 5, with the head of the episcopal conference praising Ouattara’s efforts to ...

Pope Francis: speech to diplomatic corps

News.va - 5 months 2 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis delivered an address to the Corps of Diplomats Accredited to the Holy See on Monday morning, during the course of his traditional exchange of New Year...

Church's credibility found in showing mercy, pope says in new book

American Catholic - Top News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Being ministers of God's mercy, church members overcome "prejudice and rigidity," taking risks like Jesus did in order to heal and to save, Pope Francis said...

Bishop says Palestinians in Cremisan Valley 'have lost hope'

American Catholic - Top News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
BEIT JALLA, West Bank (CNS) -- A U.S. bishop visiting the Holy Land for the second year in a row said Palestinians whose land has been divided by the Israeli separation barrier "...

Echoing Bible, Francis calls on world leaders to adopt bold solutions for migration 

Vatican Insider - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis has used his annual address to global ambassadors accredited at the Vatican to cry for better treatment of migrants around the world, calling especially on European...

Congo bishops foster election dialogue

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo—where an estimated 5.4 million people perished in two recent civil wars (1996-97 and 1998-2003)—a delegation of bishops met with the ...

Pope's Speech to Diplomatic Corps

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
'Today, then, I would like to reflect with you on the grave crisis of migration which we are facing, in order to discern its causes, to consider possible solutions, and to...

Daily Gospel Reflection for January 11, 2016

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 1, 14-20 Notice that Jesus waited for a definitive sign, John the Baptist’s arrest and confinement, to begin His invitation. Not too soon, not late. Today....

Cardinal Wuerl highlights plight of persecuted Christians

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
L’Osservatore Romano has published an excerpt of a new book by Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington on the persecution of Christians. “According to reliable estimates, more ...

Over 1 million have registered for jubilee events in Rome

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization said that 1,025,000 persons have registered for this year’s...

‘The Name of God is Mercy’: new book by Pope Francis

News.va - 5 months 2 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio)  “The Name of God is Mercy” is the title of a new book set to be released in 86 countries on Tuesday (12 Jan), in which Pope Francis reveals his vision of God’s...

Pope Francis reflects on the Holy Spirit and the Sacrament of Baptism

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In his Angelus address on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Pope Francis reflected on the Holy Spirit as the “principal architect” in Christian baptism. “It is He ...

Pope baptizes 26 children

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In a Mass celebrated ad orientem in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis administered the Sacrament of Baptism of 26 infants on January 10, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. “You...

Vatican culture official pays tribute to David Bowie

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A Vatican official paid tribute to David Bowie, the British rock star who has died at the age of 69 from cancer. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical...

"A Small Step Toward God... Even Just the Desire" – In Jubilee Book, The Pope's Call to "Mercy"

Whispers in the Loggia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A key thread of a speech that dearly needs revisiting (coming as it did amid peak input overload), in his September talk to the US bishops the Pope sought to instruct the bench...

The Bob Spitzer I Knew

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 2 weeks ago
When I opened the newspaper a couple of days after Christmas, I was surprised by a familiar face in the obituaries section: psychiatrist Robert Spitzer. The name brought back a...

When the Dead Go Home to God

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 2 weeks ago
When my mother-in-law died, following a long and unhappy illness, her passing was seen by all as a blessed and merciful release. Free at last—that was the universal refrain among...
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