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May 24, 2019 - 10:39 am .- Adoption is often a difficult and bureaucratic process, but there are many children who need homes and the Church should step up to help them, Pope Francis said Friday.
May 24, 2019 - 04:53 am .- Pope Francis Friday named Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, the next bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan.
May 23, 2019 - 11:05 am .- Pope Francis Thursday condemned an exaggerated focus on plans and agendas which do not leave room for the spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit.
May 22, 2019 - 11:49 am .- The Vatican's Financial Information Authority said in their annual report Tuesday that they continue to catch cases of fraud involving the city state's financial institutions, including a case of money laundering.
May 22, 2019 - 03:56 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday asked Our Lady Help of Christians to intercede for Chinese Catholics, whom he said continue to believe and hope amid trials.
May 21, 2019 - 04:08 am .- Pope Francis said Monday that each bishop has a duty to have a strong, close relationship with his priests with a firm warning that episcopal aloofness and favoritism weakens the mission of the Church.
May 20, 2019 - 11:19 am .- French bishops will meet with the children of priests in June to hear their testimonies of hidden suffering.
May 19, 2019 - 05:56 am .- The boundless love with which Jesus Christ loves each and every person is the same love Catholics are compelled to show their “enemies,” Pope Francis said Sunday.
May 18, 2019 - 10:16 am .- In a meeting with members of the Federation of European Food Banks Saturday, Pope Francis warned against food waste, which he said shows a lack of concern for others.
May 18, 2019 - 07:08 am .- Pope Francis told journalists Saturday that their profession has a great responsibility, the foundation of which should be humility.
May 17, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The Vatican announced Friday that a former Curial official accused of sexual solicitation in the confessional was found not guilty after a penal process at the Church’s highest canonical court. Previous reports had indicated that the allegations were investigated by the Vatican, but had not indicated that the matter was resolved by a formal judicial process.
May 17, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- Pope Francis spoke to African-based missionaries gathered at the Vatican on Friday, applauding their efforts to show compassion to the continent’s most vulnerable.
May 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis Friday encouraged medical professionals to defend and promote life, highlighting the practice of conscientious objection in today’s healthcare environment.
May 17, 2019 - 03:38 am .- The Vatican announced Friday that the next World Meeting of Families will focus on the vocation of married life as a path to holiness with a particular emphasis on Amoris Laetitia.
May 16, 2019 - 11:23 am .- A Vatican court has decided not to initiate canonical charges against a former Vatican official, after an investigation into allegations he made sexual advances toward a woman in the confessional several years ago.
May 16, 2019 - 08:20 am .- On the 300th anniversary of St. John Baptist de la Salle’s death, Pope Francis urged the Lasallian Brothers to continue their educational mission with their founder’s zeal.
May 15, 2019 - 05:01 am .- Pope Francis greeted an international group dedicated to Jewish-Catholic dialogue Wednesday, calling it “the way better to understand one another.”
May 15, 2019 - 04:08 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that Jesus gave humanity a precious gift on the cross -- liberation from evil.
May 15, 2019 - 04:03 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Bishop Peter Baldacchino to head the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico – making him the first diocesan bishop associated with the Neocatechumenal Way to serve in a mainland U.S. diocese.
May 14, 2019 - 06:53 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday gave his approval for eight sainthood causes to proceed, including that of Bl. Dulce Lopes Pontes, a 20th-century religious sister who served Brazil’s poor.