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Abolish death penalty and life imprisonment, Pope Francis declares

Abolish death penalty and life imprisonment, Pope Francis declares Watch

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Calling for the abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, Pope Francis soundly denounced what he called a "penal populism." ...

Making a Difference - Newly beatified pope championed justice and peace

Making a Difference - Newly beatified pope championed justice and peace

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By Tony Magliano

With numerous armed conflicts raging in various parts of the world, and the Vietnam War worsening, Pope Paul VI on Oct. 4, 1965 proclaimed before the ...

'War does not begin in the battlefield. Wars begin in the heart,' Pope Francis says

'War does not begin in the battlefield. Wars begin in the heart,' Pope Francis says Watch

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Speaking at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis addressed the topic of war. With the majority of the world engaged in ...

Finding the Path to Peace Through Forgiveness

Finding the Path to Peace Through Forgiveness Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In 1999 I was a part of Project Reconciliation led by a true peacemaker, paralyzed police officer Detective Steven McDonald. This trip was a part ...

The Parable of the Rich Man: Becoming Rich in What Matters To God

The Parable of the Rich Man: Becoming Rich in What Matters To God

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By Deacon Frederick K. Bartels

What leads to permanent and lasting happiness? As Jesus points out, becoming "rich in what matters to God" is the key. When we place God first, and ...

Pope Paul VI closer to sainthood with beatification by Pope Francis

Pope Paul VI closer to sainthood with beatification by Pope Francis Watch

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Pope Francis cleared the process for sainthood for Pope Paul VI after his beatification over the weekend. Pope Paul VI led the Catholic Church ...

We Need Courageous Bishops: Ignatius of Antioch is a Model

We Need Courageous Bishops: Ignatius of Antioch is a Model Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

We need Bishops like Ignatius in this new missionary age of the Church. There is a literal assault on marriage and the family in much of the ...

Need a chapel? Pope Francis to rent Sistine Chapel for charity

Need a chapel? Pope Francis to rent Sistine Chapel for charity Watch

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Pope Francis is renting out the Sistine Chapel for charity. The decision marks the first time that the chapel has ever been rented out for charity. ...

On World Food Day, a reminder of Pope Francis' mission for the Church

On World Food Day, a reminder of Pope Francis' mission for the Church Watch

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Today is World Food Day and we are all called to do what we can to feed others. This year's World Food Day falls during Pope Francis' 'Week of ...

Pope Francis: The only thing that counts for Jesus is 'faith working through love'

Pope Francis: The only thing that counts for Jesus is 'faith working through love' Watch

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Pope Francis reiterated in his morning homily that faith is not about appearances and superficially following Church laws. The Pontiff said ...

The next big thing for the Catholic Church is underway -- but you might not have heard about it...

The next big thing for the Catholic Church is underway -- but you might not have heard about it... Watch

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"Raise a voice for the hungry," Pope Francis tweeted in support of his 'Week of Action' to fight world hunger. From October 12-18, the 'Week of ...

Archbishop explains why Church will never condone homosexual behavior and that the West is pushing a gay agenda

Archbishop explains why Church will never condone homosexual behavior and that the West is pushing a gay agenda Watch

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Homosexual relationships destroy "the identity of the man and the identity of the woman," according to a Catholic Archbishop attending the Vatican's ...

Pope Francis says that if law 'doesn't get us closer to Jesus Christ, it is dead'

Pope Francis says that if law 'doesn't get us closer to Jesus Christ, it is dead' Watch

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In what appears to be a rebuke to legalism within the church, Pope Francis declared in his morning homily that if laws do not lead people to ...

Monday, October 13  - Homily: Columbus Day

Monday, October 13 - Homily: Columbus Day Watch

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Today we celebrate the Mass for Evangelization of Peoples. Are you doing your part to bring the one, true Faith to all peoples?

Learning the Christian Way of Active Prayer and Prayerful Action

Learning the Christian Way of Active Prayer and Prayerful Action Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Too many people draw a separation between prayer and action which can fail to understand the integrated Christian Way of Life. The two should not ...

God Offers Himself as Healing for the Restless and Thirsty Human Heart

God Offers Himself as Healing for the Restless and Thirsty Human Heart

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By Deacon Frederick K. Bartels

Imagine a life in which the question of physical healing no longer applies, not ever, because complete physical health is permanent? Who would not ...

Come with Pope Francis to end world hunger - Church closes in on goal!

Come with Pope Francis to end world hunger - Church closes in on goal! Watch

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Pope Francis wants all Catholics to join his Week of Action to end world hunger running through October 18. A difference can only be made if faithful ...

Respecting life outside our comfort zone

Respecting life outside our comfort zone

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By Tony Magliano

True respect for life requires us to get out of our comfort zone.

Pope Francis fondly recalls his first communion

Pope Francis fondly recalls his first communion Watch

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Speaking at his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis recalled the anniversary of something near and dear to his heart. The ...

Don't let the Devil divide you! Pope Francis calls for Christian unity

Don't let the Devil divide you! Pope Francis calls for Christian unity Watch

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Pope Francis warned that divisions among Christians are harmful to the Church, during his general audience on Wednesday morning.

Conscious after death: New study finds life after death may be true

Conscious after death: New study finds life after death may be true Watch

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Life after death has been debated as long as man has lived. The inevitable conclusion to life, what lies behind the veil has long perplexed ...

Pope Francis announces WEEK OF ACTION to end world hunger

Pope Francis announces WEEK OF ACTION to end world hunger Watch

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Pope Francis is a very busy man these days, so we see a little less of him than we'd like. However, the Holy Father will be out in full force next ...

'Extraordinary synod:' Catholic bishops gather to reform longstanding rules on marriage, divorce

'Extraordinary synod:' Catholic bishops gather to reform longstanding rules on marriage, divorce Watch

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Pope Francis appears to be on the verge of overhauling a number of social dogmas that the Catholic Church has held for many years. Approximately ...

Blessed are the poor in spirit: A self-introspection

Blessed are the poor in spirit: A self-introspection Watch

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Every man is passionately fond of riches and craves for gathering more and more even at the risk of his very life. The modern man seeks his ...

Family synod: full text of Pope Francis's homily at opening Mass

Family synod: full text of Pope Francis's homily at opening Mass

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Today the Prophet Isaiah and the Gospel employ the image of the Lord's vineyard. The Lord's vineyard is his "dream", the plan which he nurtures with ...

To Find Peace and Happiness, Embrace and Fall In Love With The Truth

To Find Peace and Happiness, Embrace and Fall In Love With The Truth

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By Deacon F. K. Bartels

The experience of the peace and happiness of "God that surpasses all understanding" (Phil 4:7), attained in freedom and loving obedience, is ...

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Christian Has a Vocation

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Christian Has a Vocation Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Church is a seed, sign and beginning of the kingdom, making the kingdom present in a world which is wounded by the effects of sin but waiting ...

Pope Francis appoints first woman to Vatican congregation

Pope Francis appoints first woman to Vatican congregation Watch

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Showing his commitment to having more women as decision-makers in the ranks of the Church, Pope Francis has appointed the first ever woman to a ...