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Hardened hearts can turn believers into atheists, pope says
Faithful in Manila, Philippines, celebrate the Black Nazarene Jan. 7. When Catholics are
Faithful in Manila, Philippines, celebrate the Black Nazarene Jan. 7. When Catholics are "deaf to the word of God," their hearts are hardened, and "they lose the meaning of faithfulness," the pope said March 23 in his homily during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae. CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA)
VATICAN CITY -- Not listening to God's voice can distance Christians from him and lead them instead to seek solace in worldly idols that offer only doubt and confusion, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, March 23, 2017

World needs those who can bring God's hope, consolation, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christian hope is built on patiently enduring everything life brings and knowing how to see God's presence and love everywhere, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
St. Joseph was a dreamer of quiet strength, pope says at morning Mass
VATICAN CITY -- St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal church and Jesus' earthly father, was a "dreamer capable of accepting the task" entrusted to him by God, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, March 20, 2017
Make confession more available, God's heart is always open, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Hear confession every time someone asks, Pope Francis said, and don't ever put limited hours on the sacrament of reconciliation. More ...
Friday, March 17, 2017
Shady business deals that threaten employment a 'grave sin,' pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Employers who make business deals that threaten people's livelihood commit a sin that robs men, women and their families of their dignity, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Sin is scary, but God is always ready to forgive

ROME -- Witches don't really exist, so they can do no harm, Pope Francis told a young girl, but gossip, sin and evil exist and they hurt people every day.

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Monday, March 13, 2017
More prayer, outreach to youth could help priest shortage, pope says
ULM, Germany -- Shortages of priests and rumors about possible female deacons were among the highlights of Pope Francis' exclusive interview with Germany's Die Zeit magazine. More ...
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians should care about reading God's messages in the Bible as much as they care about checking messages on their cellphones, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, March 6, 2017
Faith can't grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests
ROME -- Faith is a continuing path of growth and maturity that cannot progress without the presence of temptations, Pope Francis told priests of the Diocese of Rome. More ...
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin
ROME -- Lent is a time to receive God's breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Don't worry how it's spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- People who don't give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Ecumenism is a common journey, not a lab experiment, pope says
ROME -- The path toward Christian unity can't be found isolated in a laboratory hashing out theological differences, but rather by walking together on a common journey, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, February 27, 2017
Pope: Jesus guided by truth, mercy, not 'one size fits all' mentality
VATICAN CITY -- Jesus was motivated by truth and mercy, not blanket judgments that lead to deceit and hypocritical ways of skirting around God's law, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, February 24, 2017
Bible calls believers to live in harmony, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The Torah, the first five books of the Bible, tell the story of God's love for humanity and his desire that people live in harmony with one another and with the created world, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Greed, selfishness corrupt beauty of God's creation, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Humanity's greed and selfishness can turn creation into a sad and desolate world instead of the sign of God's love that it was meant to be, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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