Papal Visit Brings Joy to Myanmar’s Tiny Catholic Population

Burmese girl performing dance in Yangon, Myanmar

Even though Catholics comprise just over one percent of the population of Myanmar, the faithful flocked to Yangon today to greet Pope Francis as he begins a six-day visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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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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