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Faith

Help ‘baptized non-Christians’ return to life of faith, pope says
Mar 06 2015
Catholics need to reach out to “baptized non-Christians,” those who have forgotten or walked away from their faith, Pope Francis said.

Show value of life by affectionately caring for elderly, pope says
Mar 05 2015
The most serious ailment the aged face and the greatest injustice they suffer is abandonment, Pope Francis said.

Pope: Putting trust in world, not God, blinds people to needs of others
Mar 05 2015
When people trust in the world more than in God, their heart becomes numb and their eyes blind to those in need, Pope Francis said.

Pope plans to canonize St. Therese’s parents during family synod
Mar 05 2015
Pope Francis is expected to canonize Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Ignoring, abandoning the elderly is a sin, pope says
Mar 04 2015
Seeing the elderly only as a burden “is ugly. It’s a sin,” Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience.

‘Who, me? Yes, you.’ Fess up to sins, stop judging others, pope says
Mar 02 2015
Drop the innocent look and the habit of judging others, Pope Francis said.

During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession
Feb 27 2015
Pope Francis offeres some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance.

Homeless man of deep faith given funeral, burial in Vatican City
Feb 27 2015
A homeless man who faithfully attended Mass at a church inside Vatican City for decades was buried in a Vatican cemetery.

Carmelite draws from life of Elijah for pope, Curia’s Lenten retreat
Feb 26 2015
The Lenten journey of conversion requires Christians to rediscover the “deepest truth” about themselves.

Funds raised for World Meeting of Families stand at $30 million so far
Feb 23 2015
Officials for the World Meeting of Families announced that $30 million in cash and in-kind donations has been raised.