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Pope’s Morning Homily: Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People?

Vatican City, October 08, 2015     

Pope Francis today at his morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta confronted one of the perennial questions of the heart: Why do good things happen to bad people and the contrary for good people? …

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Pope Francis: Modern Society Needs Family Virtues

Rome, October 07, 2015     

The family is fundamental in giving witness to the love of God and the Synod is “called to interpret this zeal, for today, this zeal and care of the Church.” …

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Synod15: Press Briefing Oct. 6th

Vatican City State, October 06, 2015     

‘There must be an end to exclusionary language and a strong emphasis on embracing reality as it is. We should not be afraid of new and complex situations.’ …

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Synod15: Press Briefing Oct. 5th (On Marriage)

Vatican City, October 05, 2015     

While acknowledging the Church needs to pastorally accompany struggling families, the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, says if people believe this means doing away with or changing Church doctrine in the Synod, they are mistaken.

This afternoon at the Vatican press office, with its director…

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She Used to Run a Planned Parenthood Clinic, Now She Wants Planned Parenthood De-Funded

In March 2011, former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic manager Sue Thayer filed a $28 million lawsuit against the abortion giant for fraudulently charging the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program. As LifeNews previously reported, these included billing Medicaid for abortion-related services in violation of federal law, deceptively seeking partial payments from Medicaid patients but billing Medicaid for the full amount, billing Medicaid for contraceptives without any examination or even a proper prescription, and billing Medicaid for more expensive services than those provided.

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The Pope Will Never Change the Definition of Marriage

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Living the Moral Life 23

Believe it or not, acting against the Second Commandment is a mortal sin. The Second Commandment is, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain” (Ex 20:7). To us it may seem like just words. But words mean something. Imagine, if your child would go around using your personal name the same way you used God’s name? Would you be offended? What if your child used your name as a derogatory comment or as a creative way to put someone down? Not quite the compliment. What if your very child only used your name when they were angry because they stubbed their toe on the dresser? After a while, this would be aggravating, not to mention that it surely does not sound too smart. Continue reading


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