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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The often silent plight of sexually abused children, victims of domestic violence, prisoners, the abandoned elderly, the unemployed and immigrants facing hostility will be given a powerful voice during the Stations of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum on Good Friday, for which Pope Francis will preside.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A lot of people, even Catholics, think that talking about the devil is completely old-fashioned, but anyone who wants to follow Jesus needs to know that Satan exists and will keep putting up obstacles to faith, Pope Francis said.
Father Ken Doyle clears up confusion about “selling” spiritual goods, which is the sin of simony, and the commonplace free-will offering of $10 for celebrating a funeral Mass. He also answers the letter of a Newtown Square writer about annulments.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People can choose either to tackle life’s challenges with the loving and wise heart of God or be driven by their own passions and interests, Pope Francis said.
As we make sacrifices for others, we must also let others offer themselves to us, writes columnist Michelle Francl-Donnay. As Lent moves toward holy Week, she is listening for God’s voice and that of her brothers and sisters everywhere.
Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for April is: “That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.”
His intention for evangelization is: “That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.”