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Conservatives: A link to Trump brings risk for faith communities

Conservatives: A link to Trump brings risk for faith communities

| Rhina Guidos | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some believe the conservative social agenda has found no better friend, if unlikely ally, than President Donald Trump.

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All economic activity has moral dimension, doctrinal congregation says

All economic activity has moral dimension, doctrinal congregation says

Financial and economic decisions — everything from where a family chooses to invest its savings to where a multinational corporation declares its tax residence — are ethical decisions that can be virtuous or sinful, a new Vatican document said.

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Paul VI accused Archbishop Lefebvre of acting like an ‘antipope’

Paul VI accused Archbishop Lefebvre of acting like an ‘antipope’

| Carol Glatz | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Confronting a rebel archbishop’s accusations and acts of defiance was the heaviest cross Blessed Paul VI had to bear in his pontificate, said a new book based on never-before published notes and documents.

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Popes’ communication styles may differ, but message is same, says priest

Popes’ communication styles may differ, but message is same, says priest

Despite the stark differences in their communication styles, the papacies of retired Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis reflect a continuity based on their understanding of the church as united by the risen Lord and guided by the Holy Spirit, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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Gift of baptism is to be cherished, pope says at audience

Gift of baptism is to be cherished, pope says at audience

Children have a right to be brought up in the Christian faith, Pope Francis said.

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Resignation letter prepared by Blessed Paul VI published

Resignation letter prepared by Blessed Paul VI published

| Cindy Wooden | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thirteen years before his death, Blessed Paul VI had written to the dean of the College of Cardinals to say that if he were to become seriously ill or impeded from exercising his ministry, the dean and other top cardinals in Rome should accept his resignation.

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Parishes grow only when people are welcomed, heard, pope says

Parishes grow only when people are welcomed, heard, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

After months of study and discussion, the parishes of the Diocese of Rome have recognized “a general and healthy exhaustion” with doing the same things over and over, touching the lives of fewer and fewer people as time goes on, Pope Francis said.

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Jerusalem archbishop calls for prayers for peace as violence increases

Jerusalem archbishop calls for prayers for peace as violence increases

As the world witnesses “another outburst of hatred and violence, which is once again bleeding all over the Holy Land,” the head of Jerusalem’s Latin Patriarchate called for prayers for peace.

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‘Selfie’ culture leads to alienation, departure from reality, pope says

‘Selfie’ culture leads to alienation, departure from reality, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

While taking selfies can be an occasion to capture treasured memories, it can also be a sign that young men and women are deprived of meaningful human interaction with others, Pope Francis said.

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