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Pope: Following Rules Isn’t Enough; True Christians Have Purified Hearts

Vatican City, August 30, 2015     

Pope Francis says that the exhortation Jesus makes in today’s Gospel is a warning for today, lest we think that “an exterior observance of the law is sufficient for being a good Christian.”

The Pope offered this reflection today before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. He drew his commentary from today’s Gospel, from the seventh chapter of Mark, wherein Jesus responds to a rebuke from the Pharisees…

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Pope: There Are More Martyrs Today Than in Christianity’s 1st Centuries

Vatican City, August 30, 2015     

Referring to Saturday’s beatification of a martyr-bishop in Lebanon, Pope Francis noted that the number of Christians being martyred today exceeds the number of those who lost their lives during the various persecutions in the Roman empire at the beginning of Christianity. …


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Living the Moral Life 18

Many people in the past have treated the passions as an evil. Whenever a show of passions would come out, they thought they were sinning. But our passions were given to us by God. They are an essential of our being. However, we have to put them in the rightful place. Our passions were not meant to find the truth or be the sole base to discern what to do. This is what the addictions are all about. People in general get addicted because they do what they want, following their passions. This is why many people were afraid of them and became more stoic. Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Caught Not Reporting Rape of 14-Year-Old Failed to Report Another Rape

An inspection report released on August 13, 2015, has revealed that a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Mobile, Alabama, twice failed to report suspected child sex abuse as required by law involving a 14-year old girl who received two abortions within a four-month span of time.

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Pro-Life Group Prepares Legal Response on Planned Parenthood

United States of America, August 28, 2015     

Americans United for Life, a group dedicated to working through law to bring the end of abortion, has compiled a legal response to Planned Parenthood based on the series of videos released in recent weeks.

The response considers that the videos “raise probable cause that…

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Pope Didn’t Bless ‘Gender Theory’ Children’s Books

Italy, August 28, 2015     

Once again Pope Francis is being “used” by those in favor of promoting the same-sex lifestyle.

The latest case arose this morning following news of a letter sent by an official in the Vatican Secretariat of State to the author of children’s books that promote “different family types.” …