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Pope: Salvation is not for VIPs, it’s offered to all God’s people
Jan 30 2015
Christ showed that the way to draw close to God is not by putting down people, but by embracing and encouraging others, pope says.

Father Merton at 100: Still inspiring people to get closer to God
Jan 29 2015
The centennial of the birth of Trappist monk Father Thomas Merton is Jan. 31.

Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models
Jan 28 2015
When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into “orphans," says Pope Francis.

Catholics join in marking 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
Jan 27 2015
Catholic leaders joined in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Become islands of mercy in the sea of world’s indifference, pope says
Jan 27 2015
Through prayer, charity and humility before God, people receive a heart “which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous," pope says.

Providence Diocese offers to bury fetus found at sewage treatment plant
Jan 27 2015
The Diocese of Providence has offered to provide a proper burial for a fetus found in mid-January.

Just as Mary gave the world Jesus, women hand on faith, pope says
Jan 26 2015
Why is it that mostly women are the ones who hand down the faith generation after generation, Pope Francis asked.

Pope says marriage annulment process should be free of charge
Jan 25 2015
Addressing the Vatican tribunal primarily responsible for hearing requests for marriage annulments, Pope Francis said all annulment processes should be free of charge.

Pope says family is where people learn communication
Jan 25 2015
Beginning with an unborn child’s relationship with his mother, the family is where members of the church and wider society learn the essential lessons of communication, Pope Francis said.

It’s up to young people to ‘end the scourge of abortion,’ says speaker
Jan 22 2015
On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington, crowds gathered Jan. 22 for the annual March for Life.