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Pope Francis criticized for getting the gospel wrong

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Pope Francis stirred up a new controversy by saying the human heart is “fundamentally good” during a recent appearance on “60 Minutes.” Responding to interviewer Norah O’Donnell’s question regarding what gives him ...

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Updated Vatican policy takes stronger stand against transgender surgery

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Transgender people who undergo surgery to change their bodies are violating God’s plan for human life, the Vatican announced this week. The announcement comes as many European countries, once leaders in promoting ...

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Franklin Graham responds to the Pope allowing same-sex blessings

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The Rev. Franklin Graham has harsh words for Pope Francis, who recently approved a measure that will allow Roman Catholic priests to offer blessings to same-sex couples. “So-called ‘blessings’ from religious leaders ...

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Vatican will allow transgender people to be baptized

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The Catholic Church will allow transgender individuals to be baptized as long as it doesn’t cause “scandal or confusion.” The new policy contradicts church teaching that says engaging in homosexual behavior is ...

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The Pope fires conservative Texas bishop who criticized him

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Pope Francis on Saturday removed the conservative bishop of Tyler, Texas, who has criticized the pope as too liberal on social issues. Bishop Joseph Strickland has emerged as a leading critic of ...

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Catholic Church to honor recent martyrs of all Christian traditions

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Protestant martyrs of the faith will now be honored alongside their Catholic counterparts under a new initiative to recognize those from other Christian traditions. Pope Francis has commissioned a new working group ...

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Coronation of King Charles to include wood splinters thought to be from cross of Jesus

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The upcoming coronation of King Charles in Great Britain will include a display of small fragments of wood believed to have come from the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Pope Francis gave ...

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“The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli”  in theaters through Easter

Moviegoers will have more opportunities to see “The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli” in theaters. Because of high demand, Fathom Events has extended the theatrical  release through Easter Sunday. “The ...

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Pope Francis asks for prayers for predecessor’s failing health

Pope Francis this week asked for prayers for his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. “I would like to ask all of you for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who, in ...

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Pope praises U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

Pope Francis earlier this week applauded the United States for revising its laws on abortion. The pontiff said he respected the court’s decision but did not yet know enough about the U.S. ...

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Pope Francis states he opposes abortion and same-sex marriage

Although Pope Francis has been criticized for several of his more progressive views, he made a strong statement against abortion and same-sex marriage last week. “Abortion is murder; the church cannot change ...

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Vatican: Church cannot bless same-sex unions

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The Catholic Church is affirming that it doesn’t have the power to bless same-sex unions. “Does the church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same ...

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Baptist leaders respond to pope’s call for same-sex civil unions

Southern Baptist leaders have responded with scripture to Pope Francis’s call for same-sex civil unions. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” the pope said in a documentary. ...

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Pope Francis blames ‘environmental sins’ for coronavirus

Environmental degradation is to blame for the coronavirus pandemic, according to Pope Francis, who is calling for a worldwide response to climate change. He made the remarks on the 50th anniversary of Earth ...

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Pope Francis given autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey

The Kansas City Chiefs may have an unlikely supporter during Sunday’s AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. A local bishop gave Pope Francis an autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey this week, according to ...

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Saints win after receiving Pope’s unintentional blessing

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Fans may have prayed for divine intervention over the weekend for their favorite NFL franchise but one team may have gotten some unexpected support. Pope Francis unknowingly gave a shout-out to the ...

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Is Pope set to give green light to married priests?

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Pope Francis will commence a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican on October 6 which will consider breaking the centuries-old tradition of only having single priests. It is among 146 ...

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Pope Francis praises President Trump for peace efforts

Putting past differences aside, Pope Francis has expressed his support for President Donald Trump. The comments came after Trump became the fist president to step foot in North Korea and announced diplomatic ...

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Pope apologizes in Ireland, protesters impressed

Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the “crimes” of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials regularly didn’t respond with compassion to the many abuses children and women suffered ...

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Argentina Senate rejects abortion bill in historic vote

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — In a reversal of fortunes for the pro-abortion movement that has pushed for abortion around the world, Argentina’s Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion. ...

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Bill Maher: God in ‘Noah’ is a ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’

Bill Maher, who struggles to keep the humor in his anti-religious political rants, has come out against “Noah”   LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – While he rejects the label of “atheist,” ...

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