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Renovatio 21 in Italy speaks out on aborted fetal vaccines


Cristiano Lugli, together with other Catholic parents worried about the cell lines of aborted fetuses. Stated Mr. Lugli, “Our association wants to defend Life as an unrepeatable and divine miracle, and defends Civilization as the earthly cradle of Life. We also support the research of Dr. Stefano Montanari and Dr. Antonietta Gatti, two scientists and researchers, the only ones in Italy to talk about the speech of aborted fetuses to produce vaccines.” …

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Pope Begins Polish Trip With Strong Defense of Unborn

Quick Look: Some of What Pope Francis Has Been Telling the Young People

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Pope’s Morning Homily: Amid Our ‘Dark Valleys,’ Let’s Place Ourselves in God’s Hands

The Lord, Pope Francis says, always walks with us, loves us and does not abandon us, even at the most tragic of times. …

Pope’s Morning Homily: Amid Our ‘Dark Valleys,’ Let’s Place Ourselves in God’s Hands

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Jesus is a Different Kind of King

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Pope Francis blasts abortion, population control in new encyclical

 By Elise Harris

.- In his new encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis slams attacks against human life such as abortion, embryonic experimentation and population control – saying that respect for creation and human dignity go hand in hand.

The Pope explained that “a sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness, compassion and concern for our fellow human beings.”

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‘Laudato Si’,’ an Overview

Vatican City, June 18, 2015

Pope Francis’ encyclical is focused on the idea of “integral ecology,” connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically reshaping our relationships with God, with our neighbours and with the natural world, he says, can we hope to tackle the threats facing our planet today. Science, he insists, is the best tool by which we can listen to the cry of the earth, while dialogue and education are the two keys that can “help us to escape the spiral of self-destruction which currently engulfs us.” …

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Pope at General Audience: ‘War Is the Mother of All Poverty’

This is a really good article.

Vatican City State, June 03, 2015     

In his weekly public audience this morning, Pope Francis decried the poverty plaguing families around the world.

During the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father said the next series of catecheses beginning with today’s will reflect on the vulnerabilities of the family, “in the conditions of life that puts them to the test.” …