Don’t use media to lie, hurt, frighten, pope tells journalists

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Journalists must not foment fear when covering issues or events such as forced migration due to war...

Listen to war victims’ cries, feel shame, and pray for peace, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Humanity should feel ashamed it can wage war, kill the innocent, bomb cities and prevent food and medicine from reaching...

Pope to new bishops: Build unity; division is the work of the devil

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The devil’s favorite weapon for destroying the church is creating division, Pope Francis told new bishops. Be very careful to make...

Retired Pope Benedict says aging brings intense prayer, awareness of judgment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As he prays in his house in the Vatican Gardens and, especially, as he ages, retired Pope Benedict XVI finds...

Jesus suffers with all, pope says after confirming sick teen

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a brief outdoor ceremony, Pope Francis administered the sacrament of confirmation to 16-year-old Giuseppe Chiolo, who had come to...

Plans, theories no good without mercy, pope tells bishops of Americas

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Church leaders might have great plans and theories, but if they lack mercy, their “pastoral work will...

Receive forgiveness in confession, learn to forgive others, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God’s mercy is poured out upon the repentant so that they can change and grow, sharing mercy with others and...

Pope: Jesus’ compassion is a call to service, not a vague sentiment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus’ compassion toward people in need is not a vague sentiment, but a calling for Christians to bring that same...

Mercy received must be mercy shared, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God’s mercy is infectious and must be shared with others, Pope Francis said. Mercy is “a journey that departs from the...

Blessed to lead and learn at CFC-Youth for Christ Camp

By Zio Leon Guerrero For the Umatuna Si Yu'os Peace be with you! God blessed me this summer to lead 55 teenagers closer to Him, in...

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