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At final Mass in Colombia, pope calls for change of culture

By Catholic News Service | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

By David Agren CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Pope Francis capped a five-day trip to Colombia with a call for culture change in a country attempting to pursue a path of peace and reconciliation after decades of armed conflict and centuries of social exclusion.

Pope: Catholic social teaching can contribute to building just society

By Catholic News Service | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic politicians should be guided by the church’s moral and social teachings when crafting legislation, Pope Francis said.

Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

By Catholic News Service | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Simon Caldwell MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son.

Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

By Catholic News Service | July 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for respecting the wishes of a terminally ill child’s parents to accompany and care for their child “until the end.”

Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

By Catholic News Service | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

ROME (CNS) — Instead of “pretending to be adolescents,” parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.

Oregon Catholic father of four killed trying to protect fellow passengers

By Catholic News Service | June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Ed Langlois PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — On a crowded Portland commuter train May 26, a selfless Catholic father of four stepped forward to calm a tense situation. He was that kind of guy.