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BREAKING THE RULES or IS HE? Pope Francis washes women's feet and those of undetermined religion

BREAKING THE RULES or IS HE? Pope Francis washes women's feet and those of undetermined religion Watch

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Pope Francis has shown little regard for rules in regards to his papacy. The latest controversy now surrounds his washing the feet of 12 disabled ...

'Priestly joy is a priceless treasure,' Pope Francis says

'Priestly joy is a priceless treasure,' Pope Francis says Watch

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If a priest wants to overcome moments of sadness, exhaustion and boredom, in addition to discovering his true identity, he must head for the exit ...

Who's ready for the most historic canonization in modern history?

Who's ready for the most historic canonization in modern history?

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Are you ready for the canonization of Pope John Paul II? Vatican officials are busy preparing for the historic canonization of Popes John Paul II and ...

Pope Francis encourages people to kiss crucifix and recite simple prayer

Pope Francis encourages people to kiss crucifix and recite simple prayer Watch

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Pope Francis is encouraging people this holy week to pick up a crucifix, kiss it and recite the simple prayer: "Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, ...

Pope Francis' Wild Ride - Pope takes happy kids for a spin through St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis' Wild Ride - Pope takes happy kids for a spin through St. Peter's Square Watch

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Pope Francis gave to kids the ride of a lifetime by inviting them for a spin in the Popemobile around St. Peter's Square. The gesture continues to ...

Pope Francis distributes Bibles, asks Catholics to perform acts of charity

Pope Francis distributes Bibles, asks Catholics to perform acts of charity

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Pope Francis has given out tens of thousands of Bibles to people that he hopes they will keep and use daily. The gifts were distributed in St. ...

Seminary is not for those who do not wish to 'get on with life,' Pope admonishes

Seminary is not for those who do not wish to 'get on with life,' Pope admonishes Watch

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In addressing the Pontifical Leonine College of Anagni, the Pope did not mince words. Pope Francis was forthright in saying that the seminary is ...

Pope Francis apologizes for abuse scandal, says Church deserves to pay

Pope Francis apologizes for abuse scandal, says Church deserves to pay Watch

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Pope Francis has made his strongest statement yet about the scandal of child abuse in the Catholic Church. Pope Francis made clear that victims of ...

Pope Francis makes special plea, but is asking us - Are you listening?

Pope Francis makes special plea, but is asking us - Are you listening? Watch

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Pope Francis continues to call for aid to the poor as the holiday season ends. The Holy Father has set a goal to eradicate global hunger by ...

'The Devil is here, even in the 21st century,' Pope Francis warns

'The Devil is here, even in the 21st century,' Pope Francis warns Watch

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The devil is very much alive in the 21st Century, Pope Francis warns, and he often takes the form of gossip. The pope confessed that he himself ...

The Protest Against Evil and the Rise of Atheism: Is Evil Really the Problem?

The Protest Against Evil and the Rise of Atheism: Is Evil Really the Problem?

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By Deacon F. K. Bartels

It sounds very nice, a world devoid of suffering and every type of evil. However, there are some problems with such an idea, at least for now, given ...

Pope Francis calls for greater effort to combat human trafficking, highlights Church responsibility

Pope Francis calls for greater effort to combat human trafficking, highlights Church responsibility Watch

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Pope Francis continues to tackle the problem of human trafficking meeting four victims as well a group of Church sisters and law enforcement leaders ...

How I Read Myself  Into the Church

How I Read Myself Into the Church Watch

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By Deal W. Hudson

It's said that people don't read much anymore, that we live in a multimedia age, and that the act of reading is on the wane. These ...

Every person should have a Bible. Can you help those that don't?

Every person should have a Bible. Can you help those that don't?

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There are hundreds of thousands of people, possibly millions, who want a Bible and cannot have one. The Bible is the world's most sought-after, most ...

Pope Francis beseeches world to not forget the elderly and dying

Pope Francis beseeches world to not forget the elderly and dying Watch

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Pope Francis has urged young people not to neglect the elderly who are dying "because no one cares for them." Meeting with five young Catholics ...

Internet causing people to lose their religion, scientists wonder why

Internet causing people to lose their religion, scientists wonder why Watch

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Americans are losing their religion and according to one researcher the internet is to blame. About 18 percent of Americans now claim no religious ...

Many return to the Old Testament after success of the film 'Noah'

Many return to the Old Testament after success of the film 'Noah' Watch

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The version of "Noah" currently in movie theaters has been in many ways divisive - there has been arguments over biblical scholars over its ...

Pope Francis meets with Queen Elizabeth for first time

Pope Francis meets with Queen Elizabeth for first time Watch

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Pope Francis and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II met for the first time this week in Rome. The Queen was accompanied by husband Prince Philip. The ...

Pope Francis blasts 'anesthetized' Catholics who do nothing to help others and 'kill apostolic zeal'

Pope Francis blasts 'anesthetized' Catholics who do nothing to help others and 'kill apostolic zeal' Watch

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Pope Francis had corrective words for "anesthetized" Catholics, saying their "attitude is crippling apostolic zeal." The Pope delivered these remarks ...

Learning to See in the Light of Faith: Fr. Peter Stravinskas

Learning to See in the Light of Faith: Fr. Peter Stravinskas Watch

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By Reverend Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.

As Christians, we claim to be the followers of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.  St. Paul repeatedly admonished his people to walk ...

Papal itinerary for Middle East visit announced

Papal itinerary for Middle East visit announced Watch

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Vatican officials have shared Pope Francis' itinerary for his visit to the Holy Land in May. The trip will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ...

Pope Francis lays out what he expects from confessors

Pope Francis lays out what he expects from confessors Watch

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Pope Francis addressed the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican court which oversees the sacrament of Reconciliation, more popularly known as ...

Pope Francis goes to confession before congregation! What did he confess?

Pope Francis goes to confession before congregation! What did he confess? Watch

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Pope Francis shocked onlookers by kneeling before an ordinary priest at the Vatican and confessing in front of his own congregation. The move has ...

Do Not Bury the Truth, Embrace It, Live It, Let it Transform You

Do Not Bury the Truth, Embrace It, Live It, Let it Transform You Watch

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By Deacon F. K. Bartels

There is something irresistible about the truth. You might try to bury it; that will not, however, bring satisfaction and serenity but only an ...

Obama meets with Pope at time of 'tense' relations with Church

Obama meets with Pope at time of 'tense' relations with Church Watch

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By CNA/EWTN News

U.S. President Barack Obama's March 27 meeting with Pope Francis comes at a time of tension between his administration and the Church over religious ...

Congregatio Pro Clerics - SUNDAY IV OF LENT

Congregatio Pro Clerics - SUNDAY IV OF LENT

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By Congregation for the Clergy

While the theme of blindness and sight, darkness and light, witness and threat feature prominently in John's account of the healing of man born blind ...

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Radical Catholicism: The Table Turning Jesus

Radical Catholicism: The Table Turning Jesus Watch

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By Fr Dwight Longenecker

Pope Francis has been called a reforming Pope, but the Spirit of reform is always present in the church. Every good pope has been a reforming ...