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You were misinformed

Now this is rather odd, MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s main archdiocese has taken the unusual step of publicly saying Pope Francis had been badly advised when he directed harsh words to local bishops during his visit in mid-February. The pope told a gathering of local bishops in February not to be career-minded clerics, saying, […]

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Pope Francis on Contraception: Did He Change Church Teaching?

Pope Francis certainly has a flare for the dramatic, especially when it comes to press conferences and speaking off the cuff. The problem is that the media doesn’t understand the Catholic Church or her teachings (this is obvious), but the other side of the coin is that the Catholic Church’s leadership (esp. the Vatican) doesn’t […]

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Leaky Encyclicals and Over Reactions

Via Jimmy Akin: With just days to go before the release of Pope Francis’s highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, a draft copy has suddenly appeared on the Internet. Here are 12 things to know and share The document was leaked by well-known Italian journalist Sandro Magister on the web page of his newspaper, L’Espresso. […]

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Pope Francis Announces Jubilee Year of Mercy!

A jubilee year has ancient roots in the Jewish tradition. Celebrated every 50 years, the jubilee was a time of celebration thoughout the year. It was to live out mercy and community. Thus, slaves were set free, land was returned to the ancestral owners, etc. Leviticus 25:8-13 states: “And you shall count seven weeks of […]

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Top 75 Pope Francis’ Quotes

Top 75 Pope Francis’ Quotes “Jesus is the gate opening up to salvation, a gate open to everyone.” “God’s forgiveness is stronger than any sin.” “To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.” “We cannot keep ourselves shut up in parishes, in our communities, when so many people are […]

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Brace yourself

During lunch I noticed the activity in my news reader regarding an interview Pope Francis gave today on the airplane. I had already come to the conclusion that if pope’s never again gave an interview on a plane trip that would be just fine. The medium of an interview on a plane just is really […]

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