How to Remain Firm, Faithful & Free This Thanksgiving

As we enter the holiday season, when the culture wars become especially obvious, yesterday’s homily by Pope Francis, about why we must resist those who want to impose a “new way” of life on us that relegates God to the sidelines, becomes particularly timely.

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Pope Calls Population Control a False Solution to Hunger

While marking World Food Day at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome yesterday, Pope Francis called population control “a false solution” to the problem of world hunger.

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Pope to Internet Reps: Protect Children from Exploitation

While speaking at the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World in Rome last Friday, Pope Francis implored participants to do more to protect children from sexual exploitation on the Internet.

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Pope Creates New Category for Beatification

7205775 - illuminated lamb and cross in the skyPope Francis issued a Motu proprio earlier this week in which he declared a new category of Christian life which will now be suitable for consideration of beatification – the “offering of life, or oblatio vitae, which occurs when a person dies prematurely because they have offered their life for love of God and neighbor.

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Pope Calls for Respect for Infirm & Embryonic Life

19753737 - sad woman sitting on wheelchair in empty roomWhile welcoming hundreds of people who suffer from a rare degenerative neurological condition known as Huntington’s Disease in the Paul VI Hall last week, Pope Francis pleaded with scientists searching for cures not to contribute to the “throw away culture” by using, and then destroying, human embryos.

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