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‘Selfie’ culture leads to alienation, departure from reality, pope says

ROME -- While taking selfies can be an occasion to capture treasured memories, it can also be a sign that young men and women...

Young people in the church need to be heard, not silenced,...

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church must not keep young men and women at a distance, but instead must learn to listen to them,...

Curiosity can lead to dangerous paths, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Although a healthy curiosity can lead to new discoveries, too much curiosity can open the door to dangerous things that harm...

Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- In an age when technology is ever-evolving, Catholic news organizations must be willing to adapt to effectively proclaim the Gospel to...

Chilean clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After private meetings with Pope Francis, three survivors of clergy sexual abuse from Chile said they felt they had been...

Pope: Heaven is an encounter with Jesus, not a boring waiting...

VATICAN CITY -- Heaven is not an eternally dull existence but rather the completion of a journey toward a promised encounter with the Lord,...

Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their...

Church’s social teaching always a ‘work in progress,’ archbishop says

VATICAN CITY -- While some fundamental principles of the Catholic Church's social teaching are permanent, there are ever-changing social and political conditions that can...

Pope Francis apologizes, says he underestimated crisis in Chile

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In a letter to the bishops of Chile, Pope Francis apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the sexual abuse...

‘Go in peace’ means go without gossip, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The final words at Mass -- "Go in peace" -- are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God's blessings...

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