Category Archives: Vatican

Gratitude to God should expand hearts, lead to hospitality, pope says

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every Christian should be grateful for the gift of his or her baptism, and that gratitude should draw them together to recognize that they are brothers and sisters and called to pursue holiness … Continue reading

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Protect your health, physically and spiritually, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus healed people of all sorts of physical ailments, but he always started with the essential — forgiving their sins, Pope Francis said. “We should take good care of our … Continue reading

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The greater the sinner, the greater God’s love, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God shows the greatest love and compassion for the greatest sinners, Pope Francis said. The Lord “has come precisely for us sinners and the greater the sinner you are, … Continue reading

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Young adults make ‘deep dive’ into faith during ‘ad limina’ visit

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Supporting and supported by their bishops, 25 young adults from Minnesota and North Dakota made a pilgrimage “ad limina apostolorum” — to the threshold of the apostles — in mid-January. … Continue reading

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God’s word can never be ‘enchained,’ pope says at audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A true apostle is one who continues to be a courageous and joyful evangelizer even in the face of persecution and certain death, Pope Francis said. By choosing to … Continue reading

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Retired pope wants his name removed as co-author of book on celibacy

Updated 11:45 By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican official … Continue reading

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Baptism is first step on path of humility, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In asking to be baptized, Jesus exemplifies the Christian calling to follow along the path of humility and meekness rather than strutting about and being a showoff, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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