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U.S. Catholic Filipinos say pope’s visit to Philippines will bring hope
Dec 19 2014
Filipino Catholics living in the United States say the pope’s upcoming visit to the Philippines will be a big boost for their homeland.

Christmas is a sign that God works in history to save people, pope says
Dec 19 2014
God acts in history to save his people, at times even testing them, Pope Francis said.

Vatican report calls U.S. women religious to continued dialogue
Dec 18 2014
A massive, detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders’ founding ideals.

Opening series of talks on the family, pope extols Mary, St. Joseph
Dec 17 2014
“I have decided to reflect with you, in this year, on the very subject of the family," the pope said.

Pope Francis credited for urging U.S., Cuba to normalize relations
Dec 17 2014
UPDATED with Vatican statement: President Obama said the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations.

Irish priest in Sydney said Australians turned to prayer during siege
Dec 16 2014
An Irish priest based in Sydney said he was struck by how people turned to prayer when a gunman took hostages at a cafe.

Pope: Hypocrites stick to rules, harsh judgment, and ignore God’s mercy
Dec 16 2014
Never condemn others, but if temptation strikes, then condemn yourself, pope says.

New pope, new leadership changed tone of visitation of U.S. religious
Dec 16 2014
During the process of the apostolic visitation of communities of U.S. religious women, a shift in tone took place.

Count down to Christmas by counting your blessings, pope says
Dec 15 2014
“Be joyful as you prepare for Christmas,” the pope told Catholics before Mass Dec. 14.

Pope praises Our Lady of Guadalupe as great missionary of ‘our America’
Dec 13 2014
Pope Francis and thousands of Catholics from across the Atlantic celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Vatican.