Edward Pentin

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ 2017 Christmas Vigil Homily

Mary “gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Lk 2:7). In these plain and clear words, Luke brings us to the heart of that holy night: Mary gave...

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Cardinal Maradiaga Denies Financial Allegations, But Questions Remain Unanswered

One of Pope Francis’ chief advisers on Church reform has rejected allegations of financial corruption made in an Italian publication this week, but questions remain over diocesan accounting procedures, and his close ties with one of his bishops...

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Italy Faces ‘Dark Future’ After Passing New End-of-Life Law

VATICAN CITY -- Some Italian bishops have strongly criticized a new law passed last week in Italy allowing adults to decide in living wills to refuse end-of-life medical treatment, including artificial nutrition and hydration, calling it...

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Pope Francis Makes Two Key Episcopal Appointments

Pope Francis today made two key episcopal appointments, naming Archbishop Michel Aupetit, a former medical doctor and bioethics expert respected in the pro-life movement in France, as the new Archbishop of Paris, and Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes...

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ Improvised Comments to Priests, Religious in Bangladesh

Pope Francis improvised his penultimate discourse of his trip to Bangladesh this morning, given to priests, religious and seminarians at the 16th century Holy Rosary Church in the Chittagong archdiocese in Dhaka. Here below is the...

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Pope Francis: God’s Love Is Like a ‘Spiritual GPS’

The wisdom of the crucified Lord is a “sure compass,” and His love like a “spiritual GPS” that “unfailingly guides us towards the inner life of God and the heart of neighbor,” Pope Francis said today in his homily at Mass in Yangon. Addressing...

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Register’s 90th Anniversary Edition Hand-Delivered to Pope Francis

If it wasn't true before, it is now: Pope Francis is officially a Register reader. On the papal plane to Yangon, I presented the Holy Father with a copy of the Register’s 90th anniversary special edition. He smiled and looked genuinely...

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Pope Francis Begins Delicate Apostolic Visit to Burma

Pope Francis has landed at Yangon international airport, marking the beginning of a delicate six-day apostolic voyage to Burma and Bangladesh. It is the first ever papal visit to Burma, also known as Myanmar, a country that has suffered six...

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Pope Francis: Ideological Colonization is a ‘Blasphemy’

Pope Francis has again spoken out strongly against today’s “ideological colonization” — the West’s imposition of secular, non-Christian values on developing nations — calling it a “particularly ugly blasphemy against God the Creator.” In his...

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Leaders of Re-Founded John Paul II Institute Present Its New Vision

The new Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences is to be an academic institution that responds to the “obscuring” of marital and family values while being open to the discoveries of “science” and looking at...