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Pope to priests: Defend marriage ministering to those in irregular unions

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaching out to and guiding couples in cohabitation with tenderness and compassion is essential to promoting and defending the sanctity of marriage, Pope Francis said. Couples who have chosen to live together without getting married in the church “are, in spiritual and moral terms, among […]

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said. “Are you merciful toward the people who have harmed you […]

Vatican releases updated guidelines for bioethical questions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – To offer clearly and accurately the Catholic Church’s positions on abortion, contraception, genetic engineering, fertility treatments, vaccines, frozen embryos and other life issues, the Vatican released an expanded and updated guide of the church’s bioethical teachings. The “New Charter for Health Care Workers” is meant to provide a thorough summary of […]

Money, pride make people ignore God’s word, neglect others, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Without making room for God’s word in their heart, people will never be able to welcome and love all human life, Pope Francis said. “Each life that we encounter is a gift deserving acceptance, respect and love,” the pope said in his message for Lent, which begins March 1 for Latin-rite […]

Reject prejudice, leave space for hope in communications, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – At a time when the media seem to feed a “vicious cycle of anxiety” and a “spiral of fear,” Christians should respond with honest stories that identify problems and evil, but also inspire real solutions, Pope Francis said. “Every new tragedy that occurs in the world’s history can also become a […]

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