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Pope: Divorce and Remarriage
Contradicts the Sacrament, but
Church Always Reaches 
VATICAN, August 5, 2015 -- Echoing his predecessors on the need to care for divorced and remarried persons, Pope Francis said Christians should help these persons integrate into the community rather than treating them as though they are excommunicated.


Through an Even Darker Glass:
On Knocking the Popes for Socialism....
July 7, 2015 -- Catholic Culture's Dr. Jeff Mirus provides a provocative commentary about how conservative and liberal ideologies divide Catholics, while poorly understood Catholic social doctrine provides principles that should unite. The author encourages all of us to take a closer and more refined look at Church teaching in the context of today's issues-- always a good thing.


Pope Francis speaks to the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus, June 14, 2015. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.The First Encyclical
Wholly From Francis
Overturns Expectations
VATICAN, June 19, 2015 -- 'Laudato si' is not only an example of the Magisterium's social teaching: it also represents the birth of a new literary genre among papal documents.


DC Cardinal:
Christ Didn't Change His Words,
and Neither Should the Church
WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2015 -- It is not discrimination for a Catholic to publicly profess his faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington insisted Sunday in a pastoral letter on “Being Catholic Today.”


Saint John Paul the Great

JPII's Theology of the Body
Is Transformative, Scholar Says
- The canonization of Saint John Paul II gives new impetus to his “ground-breaking” theology of the body, which has the potential to “completely transform” contemporary culture, one theology professor says.



“We are poor in love, thirsty for truth and justice, beggars of God,” Pope Francis wrote in an Aug. 18 letter to Bishop Francesco Lambiasi of Rimini, on the occasion of the opening of the gathering.


Catholics For The Common Good Lynch FamilyVatican Honors Boy For Courage During Trachea Transplant
VATICAN CITY, April 15, 2013--During the Second International Adult Stem Cell conference at the Vatican, a boy who had his windpipe replaced with one grown using his own stem cells won the “Pontifical Hero Award” for his courage.




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