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Pope recognizes martyrdom of Trappists in Algeria, clearing path to beatification

Inés San Martín Jan 27, 2018 VATICAN CORRESPONDENT ROME – It’s official: A bishop, seven Trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria between 1994 and 1996 have been recognized as martyrs by Pope Francis on Saturday. The decree signed by the pontiff was released on Saturday morning Rome time, […]

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Pope to media: Disinformation, one-sided reporting are grave sins

Associated Press / 09:17 AM December 17, 2017 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it’s a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved. Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “fake news,” told Catholic media on Saturday that journalists perform […]

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No, Pope Francis Is Not Changing the Lord’s Prayer

by Jimmy Akin Newspapers and websites erupted over the weekend with headlines like: Lord’s Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change (BBC) Pope Francis proposes change to the Lord’s Prayer (AOL) Pope Francis wants to change the Lord’s Prayer – Here’s why (Catholic.Org) Pope Francis calls for Lord’s Prayer translation to be changed (Catholic Herald) Shame on all of them. The […]

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By: Admin Pastor Manny I am a Catholic who respects the arguments being brought out by a non-Catholic. I am open to how their arguments work, and as much as possible, I will reply by applying the context of the Holy Word of God to speak for itself in order to know who is reading […]

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“Faith alone is not enough, love for one’s neighbour is needed”

GIACOMO GALEAZZI VATICAN CITY “The condition for being ready for the encounter with the Lord is not only faith, but a Christian life rich in love for one’s neighbour,” Francis says at today’s Angelus. To the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope explains that “here lies the meaning of being wise and prudent: to […]

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Pope: ‘The Mass is not a show,’ put away the phones!

Can I hear an ‘Amen’? Check this out:  On Wednesday a fiery Pope Francis chastised those who spend Mass talking to others, looking at their phone or even taking pictures during papal liturgies, saying these are distractions that take focus away from the “heart of the Church,” which is the Eucharist. “The Mass is not a […]

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Pope Francis reaches 40 million followers on Twitter

The Pope has the second highest number of followers for any world leader, behind Donald Trump Pope Francis’s @Pontifex Twitter accounts have reached more than 40 million followers. The papal Twitter accounts, in nine different languages, have grown by over 9 million followers in the past 12 months, representing the interest and attention of “the […]