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Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

GENEVA -- At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches,...

Pope Francis sides with U.S. bishops vs. Trump immigration tactics

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he stands with the U.S. bishops who recently condemned the Trump administration's policy on immigration that has led...

Synod working document: Young Catholics need church that listens to them

VATICAN CITY — Young Catholics are looking for a church that listens to their concerns, accompanies them in discerning their vocations and helps them...

Using women, trampling on their dignity is a sin, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Exploiting women or treating them like objects is a sin against God, Pope Francis said. “There is a rage against women, terrible...

More than poetry

Three adult children of a recently deceased woman were sitting with me planning the funeral. As we looked at options for the Gospel reading...

Living out the call to holiness

In his newest apostolic exhortation, "Gaudete et Exsultate" ("Rejoice and Be Glad"), Pope Francis offers a road map for simple ways that everyday people...

Called to holiness: Taking the Incarnation seriously

Christ's incarnation troubles some Christians. It almost always did. Today, as in past centuries, some find it difficult to accept the Incarnation fully. They doubt,...

Listen to those in need, pope says in World Day of...

VATICAN CITY — How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing...

Vatican team returns to Chile to ‘ask forgiveness’ for clergy sex...

VATICAN CITY — Arriving on his second visit to Chile, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta said his mission to the country is a sign...

Biggest danger in life is fear, settling for less, pope says

VATICAN CITY — The worst enemies in a young person’s life aren’t the problems they may face, Pope Francis said. The biggest dangers are being...

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