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Pope names new commission to implement reform of Vatican media
Apr 30 2015
Pope Francis has set up a five-person committee - which includes Irish Monsignor Paul Tighe - to find ways to implement recommendations for streamlining and modernizing the Vatican’s many communications structures.

Pope says ‘scandal’ of inequality, fear of marriage must be addressed
Apr 29 2015
The love between man and woman in marriage is “God’s masterpiece,” the pope said.

No boring homilies, pope tells new priests at ordination
Apr 27 2015
Ordaining 19 men to the priesthood, Pope Francis offered them advice on how to ensure their preaching would touch people.

Pope offers prayers for quake victims, solidarity for relief workers
Apr 27 2015
Pope Francis offered his prayers to all those affected by a deadly earthquake in Nepal.

Technology helps second-grader prepare for first Communion
Apr 26 2015
Second-grader Taylor Garrison got the best birthday present ever April 12.

Pope’s prayer suggestion: Remember when you first met Jesus
Apr 24 2015
In every relationship, including one’s relationship with Jesus, it is important to remember that “first encounter,” that initial, life-changing moment of love, Pope Francis said.

Professor priest found murdered in outskirts of Rome
Apr 23 2015
Italian military police are investigating the murder of a 60-year-old priest and theologian, who taught at two pontifical universities in Rome.

Pope: Everyone loses when culture doesn’t care about marriage, family
Apr 22 2015
We must bring honor back to marriage and the family,” the pope said April 22.

Pope to visit Cuba first before heading to United States in September
Apr 22 2015
Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September before his trip to the United States.

Parents of slain child oppose death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber
Apr 21 2015
The parents of Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago, are asking that the death penalty be taken “off the table.