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Mercy can scandalize those who don't see their own sin, pope says

Pope Francis gives the homily during morning Mass Sept. 19 in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican. (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano) Vatican City - Celebrating the feast of St. Matthew, the anniversary of the day when as a 17-year-old he said he was overwhelmed by God's mercy, Pope Fra

NCRONLINE.ORG - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Pope Francis will not pardon priest who will be convicted of child abuse

Pope Francis announced Thursday that when it has been proven that a priest has abused a child he can not file any appeal upon his conviction. Speaking during his first meeting with the papal abuse commission, Pope Francis said there can be no place in the priesthood for those who harm children. He s

KICKERDAILY.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Meet the man who helped build the pope's brand on Twitter

ROME - Pope Francis today is acknowledged as one of the most influential leaders in the world, including on Twitter. Catholic layman Gustavo Entrala, one of the few people in the world who can say they taught a pope how to tweet, defines the "Pope Francis brand" as one of the most consistent in the

CRUXNOW.COM - 2017-09-21 05:34:44

Pope Francis sends money to aid victims of earthquake in Mexico

The donation represents the Pope's closeness to the many people suffering in the country. Responding to the 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico earlier this week, Pope Francis has directed funds to help in the relief effort. Vatican Radio reports that, "an initial contribution of $150,000 dollars woul

ALETEIA.ORG - 2017-09-22 15:00:47

Defendant in Vatican trial says cardinal 'clarified' affair with the Pope

A sign designating the Vatican's judicial offices, where the first-ever trial for financial crimes is being held. (Credit: John L. Allen Jr./Crux.)On the second full day of testimony in the Vatican's first-ever trial for alleged financial crimes, one of the defendants told the court told the court h

CRUXNOW.COM - 2017-09-21 20:56:58

Pope Francis: if you want mercy, know that you are sinners

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said Mass on Thursday - the Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist - in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican. In remarks following the Readings of the Day, which included St. Matthew's own account of his conversion and calling into discipleship, the Ho

RADIOVATICANA.VA - 2017-09-21 11:38:49

The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint

A priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, a very small town perhaps most famous for the succulent fried chicken at Eischen's Bar, could help to revitalize the U.S. Catholic Church as the first man and first priest born in this country to be canonized a saint. Perhaps an unlikely candidate to spur such a mome

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 18:55:00

The Latest: Oklahoma-born Catholic priest beatified

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on a beatification mass starts for 1st US martyr (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The Roman Catholic Church's first U.S.-born martyr has been beatified, bringing the Oklahoma native a st

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 16:47:44

Pope Francis congratulates Angolan present-elect

The head of the Catholic Church in the world, Pope Francis, has congratulated Angolan president-elect Joo Loureno. Pope Francis, in a message, wished the former Defence minister success in his new role. "I wish to present my compliments and wishes of success in your term of service and cohesion, har

TODAY.NG - 2017-09-21 12:57:31

Egan: In Rome, a visit with the Anti-Trump

ROME - Walking to the Eternal City, over stones worn down by the sandals of centurions, on a pilgrim's path nearly forgotten in all the layers of Italian time, the mind focuses as the muscles stiffen. The Vatican is 62 miles away, according to a Via Francigena sign, and after another two-dozen gut-b

EAST OREGONIAN - 2017-09-22 15:13:57

Pope vows to never pardon paedophiles after admitting Catholic Church's failing to tackle abuse

Speaking during his first meeting with the papal abuse commission, Pope Francis said there can be no place in the priesthood for those who harm children Pope Francis said there can be no place in the priesthood for those who harm children (Image: AFP) The Pope has vowed to never pardon paedophiles a

MIRROR - 2017-09-22 15:17:57

Pope makes surprise visit to Rome rehabilitation center

ROME - Pope Francis, continuing his occasional series of Friday afternoon visits to people who are suffering or in need of encouragement, visited a well-known Rome rehabilitation center for people with neurological disorders or nerve damage. The Vatican press office said the pope arrived at the Sant

CRUXNOW.COM - 2017-09-23 01:04:02

Pope Francis: No pardons possible for pedophile priests

If this statement sounds a little late in coming, Pope Francis agrees. The pontiff told commission fighting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church that the leadership "arrived late" to the issue, and that he's had to learn the hard way that pedophilia and sexual predators cannot be pardoned. Francis ad

HOT AIR - 2017-09-22 02:01:03

The Pope of Islam

Pope Francis welcomes to the Vatican the head of a Muslim group tied to the financing of jihad terror. As if he weren't already committed enough to foolish false charity and willful ignorance regarding the jihad threat, Pope Francis on Wednesday met in the Vatican with Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Kari

FRONTPAGE MAG - 2017-09-22 04:08:00

Pope Francis sends Message to Invictus Games participants

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a Message to Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, which is the host city of the 2017 Invictus Games - an initiative of Prince Harry of England, in support of combat veterans with the purpose of demonstrating soldiers' and veterans' indefatigable drive

NEWS.VA - 2017-09-23 12:38:01

In abuse cases there should be no recourse to appeals, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2017 / 12:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There should be no opportunity for appealing canonical cases of sexual abuse against minors when allegations have been proven by evidence, Pope Francis said in spontaneous comments Thursday. In off-the-cuff remarks to the Pontifical Commission

PATHEOS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:26:00

Pope Francis: The Church was 'a bit late' in confronting child abuse

Pope Francis admitted the Catholic Church was 'a bit late' in acknowledging the damage done by paedophile priests as he met with his sex abuse advisory commission for the first time on Thursday. The panel of experts was named in 2014 to guide the Church on best practices to protect children. Pope Fr

CHRISTIAN TODAY - 2017-09-22 11:27:29

A top Muslim leader just met the Pope to discuss interfaith coexistence

Source: www.spa.gov.sa Pope Francis received Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa at the Vatican on Wednesday, Arab News reported. During the meeting, the two religious figures "exchanged views on a number of topics of mutual concern, notably cooperation

STEPFEED.COM - 2017-09-21 12:50:00

Pope Francis: Fighting the mafia starts with cleaning up politics

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2017 / 01:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a meeting with Italy's Anti-Mafia Parliamentary Commission on Thursday, Pope Francis said that dismantling the mafia begins with a political commitment to social justice and economic reform. Corruption "has a contagious and parasitic nature,

PATHEOS.COM - 2017-09-21 19:29:00

Paglia: Pope not backing down on pro-life cause, he's doubling down

ROME - All leaders naturally run into certain constituencies that can't help but view them with a degree of skepticism sometimes. From the beginning, one such group in the Church Francis has struggled to bring around has been the most outspoken, and most deeply committed, pro-life thinkers and activ

CRUXNOW.COM - 2017-09-23 05:27:03