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The ambiguities of Amoris Laetitia cannot overrule the unambiguous teaching of the Church - Lifesite;

The ambiguities of Amoris Laetitia cannot overrule the unambiguous teaching of the Church - Lifesite

LifesiteThe ambiguities of Amoris Laetitia cannot overrule the unambiguous teaching of the ChurchLifesiteDecember 14, 2016 (NCRegister) -- I have received, from many of God's faithful, requests for advice on how to understand the growing storm in the Church on the subject of marriage — and in particular on the subject of Communion for the divorced and ...and more »

Make 'courageous' choice for nonviolence, pope tells ambassadors - Crux: Covering all things Catholic;

Make 'courageous' choice for nonviolence, pope tells ambassadors - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Crux: Covering all things CatholicMake 'courageous' choice for nonviolence, pope tells ambassadorsCrux: Covering all things CatholicPope Francis speaks with the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Holy See Jan. 11, 2016. (Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.) "Those who hold public office on the national and international levels are called to cultivate a nonviolent style in their ...and more »

Pope Francis, the superstars of radical nonviolence, and a bold move to change the politics of peace - The Conversation UK;

Pope Francis, the superstars of radical nonviolence, and a bold move to change the politics of peace - The Conversation UK

The Conversation UKPope Francis, the superstars of radical nonviolence, and a bold move to change the politics of peaceThe Conversation UKThe authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.and more »

Attacks on four Cardinals should be no surprise: even saints were censured by popes for being faithful - Lifesite;

Attacks on four Cardinals should be no surprise: even saints were censured by popes for being faithful - Lifesite

LifesiteAttacks on four Cardinals should be no surprise: even saints were censured by popes for being faithfulLifesiteDecember 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- The four cardinals who have been chastised by top Catholic leaders for asking Pope Francis to clarify if his Exhortation Amoris Laetitia conforms to Catholic teaching join the singular ranks of a number of faithful ...and more »

Pope to ambassadors: make 'courageous' choice for nonviolence - Catholic News Agency;

Pope to ambassadors: make 'courageous' choice for nonviolence - Catholic News Agency

Catholic News AgencyPope to ambassadors: make 'courageous' choice for nonviolenceCatholic News AgencyPope Francis speaks with the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Holy See Jan. 11, 2016. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano. by Hannah Brockhaus. 0. 0. 0. Vatican City, Dec 15, 2016 / 05:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis accepted the ...and more »

Reconciliation a top priority for Pope Francis, says ambassador - CBC.ca;

Reconciliation a top priority for Pope Francis, says ambassador - CBC.ca

CBC.caReconciliation a top priority for Pope Francis, says ambassadorCBC.caReconciliation between the Catholic Church and Indigenous people is a top priority for Pope Francis, says the Vatican's ambassador to Canada. 'If something wrong was done and something remains to be done, you do it.' - Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi.and more »

Pope Francis Uses Sign Language In Lively Christmas Video For Deaf People - ChristianToday;

Pope Francis Uses Sign Language In Lively Christmas Video For Deaf People - ChristianToday

ChristianTodayPope Francis Uses Sign Language In Lively Christmas Video For Deaf PeopleChristianTodayPope Francis has used sign language to deliver a lively Christmas video message for deaf Catholics. The Pontiff smiles and waves enthusiastically before asking those watching to pray for him and offering a blessing for those with hearing impairments.and more »

Why are Catholic Academics Supporting the Four Cardinals? - First Things;

Why are Catholic Academics Supporting the Four Cardinals? - First Things

First ThingsWhy are Catholic Academics Supporting the Four Cardinals?First ThingsOn the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a score of Catholic academics and pastors—of whom I am one—spoke out, in an open letter, in support of the “Four Cardinals” who submitted and then made public five “dubia” (doubts or questions) to Pope ...and more »

Bishop Doran defends Pope Francis against his critics - The Irish Catholic;

Bishop Doran defends Pope Francis against his critics - The Irish Catholic

The Irish CatholicBishop Doran defends Pope Francis against his criticsThe Irish CatholicA prominent Irish bishop has defended Pope Francis against some critics within the Church who accuse the Pontiff of causing confusion. In a series of questions sent to the Pope in September, publicly released last month, four cardinals asked the Pope ...and more »

Slaying the sectarian dragon - The Irish Catholic

Slaying the sectarian dragonThe Irish CatholicGrowing up in the North in the 1980s, it was not uncommon to see graffiti on walls proclaiming “F*** the Pope”. Hard-line unionists seemed to have a pathological fear of all things Catholic and Roman and the Pope was – in their minds – the visible ...and more »

Pope uses sign language to send Christmas message to deaf Catholics - Catholic Herald Online;

Pope uses sign language to send Christmas message to deaf Catholics - Catholic Herald Online

Catholic Herald OnlinePope uses sign language to send Christmas message to deaf CatholicsCatholic Herald OnlineA video has been released in which Pope Francis uses sign language to deliver a Christmas message to deaf and hearing-impaired Catholics. The Pope signs enthusiastically, asking people to pray for him and offering God's blessing for Christmas to people ...and more »

Baryshnikov plays Nijinsky – Gyllenhaal to star in 'Sunday' - Arab Times Kuwait English Daily;

Baryshnikov plays Nijinsky – Gyllenhaal to star in 'Sunday' - Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

Arab Times Kuwait English DailyBaryshnikov plays Nijinsky – Gyllenhaal to star in 'Sunday'Arab Times Kuwait English DailyThis file photo taken on Dec 8, 2016 shows Latvia-born, Russian and US dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov posing for portraits in Paris. (AFP). PARIS, Dec 14, (Agencies): Dream castings don't come much better than Mikhail Baryshnikov playing Vaslav Nijinsky ...and more »

Pope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring him bad luck - GMA News;

Pope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring him bad luck - GMA News

GMA NewsPope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring him bad luckGMA NewsPope Francis, responded to thousands of people cheering "Happy Birthday" on Wednesday (December 14) by joking that doing it early may bring on a jinx. The pontiff will turn 80 on Saturday (December 17). "Thank you very much for your greeting for my ...and more »

Pope Francis Turns 80 on Saturday: Here's How to Send Him A Birthday Greeting - World Religion News;

Pope Francis Turns 80 on Saturday: Here's How to Send Him A Birthday Greeting - World Religion News

World Religion NewsPope Francis Turns 80 on Saturday: Here's How to Send Him A Birthday GreetingWorld Religion NewsAhead of the 80th birthday of Pope Francis, email addresses in eight languages are allowing the faithful to send their wishes. The Vatican has created eight new email addresses for people who want to send wishes to the Pope on his 80th birthday. The ...and more »

Pope Francis on secularism, terrorism and the synodal Church - Catholic Culture

Pope Francis on secularism, terrorism and the synodal ChurchCatholic CultureIn his interview on December 7th with the Belgian Catholic weekly, Tertio, Pope Francis touched on a number of important points. I promised in last Friday's Insights message to discuss it this week. As usual, his answers were somewhat confused, but he ...and more »

Chefs Surprise Pope Francis with Early Birthday Cake - Breitbart News;

Chefs Surprise Pope Francis with Early Birthday Cake - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsChefs Surprise Pope Francis with Early Birthday CakeBreitbart NewsA group of chefs surprised Pope Francis with the gift of a large birthday cake Wednesday, in a view to his upcoming 80th birthday on Saturday. The large round cake was decorated in the papal colors of gold and white, and surmounted by a large globe.and more »

Pope Francis' Tolerance Toward Divorce, Remarriage Leading Church To 'Gravely Critical Moment,' Critics Warn - International Business Times;

Pope Francis' Tolerance Toward Divorce, Remarriage Leading Church To 'Gravely Critical Moment,' Critics Warn - International Business Times

International Business TimesPope Francis' Tolerance Toward Divorce, Remarriage Leading Church To 'Gravely Critical Moment,' Critics WarnInternational Business TimesPope Francis' more liberal interpretation of Catholic Canon law is bringing him under increasing fire from conservative sections of the church for leading Catholicism toward what was dubbed last week a “gravely critical moment.” Since being elected in ...and more »

Catholic Relief Services Supports Pope Francis' Appeal to End Violence in Aleppo; Syria - PR Newswire (press release)

Catholic Relief Services Supports Pope Francis' Appeal to End Violence in Aleppo; SyriaPR Newswire (press release)BALTIMORE, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a ceasefire collapsing in Aleppo Wednesday, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) supports the efforts of Pope Francis, who appealed for "an end to the violence and the peaceful resolution of ...and more »

Pope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring a jinx - Religion News Service;

Pope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring a jinx - Religion News Service

Religion News ServicePope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring a jinxReligion News ServiceDuring his Wednesday general audience at the Vatican on Dec. 14, 2016, Pope Francis blows out candles on a birthday cake received from well-wishers to celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters.and more »

Open your heart to that small splendor born in Bethlehem, pope says - Crux: Covering all things Catholic;

Open your heart to that small splendor born in Bethlehem, pope says - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Crux: Covering all things CatholicOpen your heart to that small splendor born in Bethlehem, pope saysCrux: Covering all things CatholicPope Francis kisses a young girl during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican December 14. (Credit: CNS/Paul Haring.) “The most beautiful joy of Christmas is that inner joy of peace: the Lord wiped away my sins, the Lord has forgiven me ...and more »