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  • Pope warns against the dangers of lukewarm Christianity
    Pope warns against the dangers of lukewarm Christianity
    In his homily this morning for daily Mass in the chapel of the St. Martha Residence in the Vatican, Pope Francis warned against what he referred to as the harmful and dangerous effects of a Christianity that is what the Scriptures refer to as ...
  • We can't be Christians without the Holy Spirit, Pope says
    We can't be Christians without the Holy Spirit, Pope says
    Pope Francis reminded the congregation at the chapel of the St. Martha Residence in the Vatican today that our very being as Christians is impossible without the grace given to us by the Holy Spirit, as he reflected on a passage in the readings...
  • Be willing to wait upon the Lord, Pope says
    Be willing to wait upon the Lord, Pope says
    In his homily for daily Mass this morning in the chapel of the St. Martha residence in the Vatican, Pope Francis was keen to remind the congregation that Christians are not what he called "nameless islands," but that we are united...
  • Vatican money changers: Sistine Chapel to be leased out for corporate use
    Vatican money changers: Sistine Chapel to be leased out for corporate use
    Churches and chapels have for centuries been considered the House of God, and open for followers of the Christian religion to enter in and worship as they spiritually see fit. However, on Oct. 19 the Vatican has announced it is using its world...
  • Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI
    Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI
    At the closing Mass for the extraordinary session of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI today, who is now formally Blessed Paul VI, calling him a "great Pope" as well as a "courageous Christian...
  • Pope Francis
    Praise God in our prayers for choosing us, Pope preaches
    In his homily for daily Mass this morning in the chapel of the St. Martha House, Pope Francis reminded the congregation of the need to pray not only for our individual needs, wants and desires, and not only even for the needs of others, but also...
  • Abandon your comforts and go to the peripheries of society, says Pope
    Abandon your comforts and go to the peripheries of society, says Pope
    In his Angelus message on Sunday in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel of the King's feast (Matt. 22:1-14) on Sunday, saying that as the King sent his servants into the highways and byways to find anyone who might be...
  • Pope Francis, whose leadership has caused a change thinking among bishops regarding gays, divorce and contraception, attended the two week synod on family matters on Monday.
    Catholic bishops recognize gifts offered by gays
    Roman Catholic bishops have expressed a more accepting attitude towards gays at a two-week synod, or conference, at the Vatican, according to ABC News on Monday. The bishops, who were visited by Pope Francis for a morning session, stated that...
  • Synod of Bishops concluding first phase of debate on the family
    Synod of Bishops concluding first phase of debate on the family
    Vatican Radio yesterday reported that the Synod of Bishops, called in extraordinary session to discuss matters of family life today, is nearing the end of the first phase or part of its discussion on the family. At Friday's daily Holy See...
  • Synod of Bishops discusses challenges to marriage
    Synod of Bishops discusses challenges to marriage
    The "general congregation" of the extraordinary session of the Synod of Bishops focusing on pastoral challenges to the family in the modern world today took up the question of those who have been divorced and remarried civilly or without...
  • Pope Francis Sex Talk
    Pope Francis talks sex? Vatican sex talk synod has cardinals' cassocks in tizzy
    News of Pope Francis’ sex talk has the devout stirring uncomfortably in their sacramental vestments. We know what you’re thinking – they talked about what at the Vatican? Imagine an entire conclave of robed men, listening to an...
  • Challenges to the family in Africa, Global South discussed today
    Challenges to the family in Africa, Global South discussed today
    The Synod Fathers at the extraordinary session of the Synod of Bishops meeting to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family in the Vatican have today held a frank discussion about the situation of the family in Africa, a place where the...
  • Bishops begin talks on pastoral situations facing world families
    Bishops begin talks on pastoral situations facing world families
    Cardinal Peter Erdo, the Archbishop ofEsztergom-Budapest in Hungary and General Rapporteur of the Synod of Bishops, presented the 14-page long“relatio ante disceptationem” yesterday at a Vatican press conference, which describes both...
  • Synod is about the family, not just about divorce, Cardinal reminds
    Synod is about the family, not just about divorce, Cardinal reminds
    Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, said on Friday that the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops meeting to discuss the "pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization"...
  • Pope Francis
    Guardian Angels are our campanions in this life, says Pope
    In his homily for today's daily Mass at the chapel of the St. Martha Residence, Pope Francis reminded the congregation on the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels that our Guardian Angels not only exist, they are our companions on the journey...