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All Priests Will Be Able to Forgive Sin of Abortion during Year of Mercy
Last edited 1st September 2015

In a new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made some significant moves, allowing all priests to forgive the sin of abortion and granting SSPX priests the faculty to forgive sins.

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Connect Groups
Last edited 31st August 2015

I see connect groups as the key thing that the Catholic church may have missed. Hardly do I see parishes with active and lively connect groups of all ages, races, interests and locations. We have large congregations, bigger groups, outreaches, little tiny prayer groups here and there, random events, but we don’t have church connect groups. Those groups are the heart of the church, it’s life and foundation. Nurturing people from the ground up, inside out. Growing the church and growing people in faith. We don’t wanna do life alone or do church alone. So for those people coming new to your ministry or church, this is your way to follow up with them, invite them to a connect group.

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Pope: When Jesus' Words Are Hard to Hear, You Need Faith to Stay
Last edited 23rd August 2015

Those who turn away from the “uncomfortable” teaching on Jesus being the Bread of Life, Pope Francis said during his weekly Sunday Angelus address, do so not because of a lack of understanding, but a lack of faith.

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Vatican Invites Priests to Become ‘Missionaries of Mercy’
Last edited 18th August 2015

Pope Francis is looking for ‘missionaries of mercy’, priests who are known for their preaching and dedication to hearing confessions and granting absolution.

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Why is Christianity Growing So Quickly in Mainland China?
Last edited 18th August 2015

Christianity is spreading rapidly in China, and it could be because of how well the faith fits in with modern scientific technology. According to the renowned sociologist Rodney Stark, the number of Christians in China is growing at an impressive annual rate of seven percent.

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Why I Became a Catholic
Last edited 17th August 2015

A decade ago Tim Stanley joined the Catholic Church, the culmination of a journey that began with his family’s spiritualism and took in Marx and Anglicanism.

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How One Skeptical Scientist came to Believe the Shroud of Turin
Last edited 5th August 2015

The Shroud of Turin has different meanings for many people: some see it as an object of veneration, others a forgery, still others a medieval curiosity. For one Jewish scientist, however, the evidence has led him to see it as a meeting point between science and faith.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Jesus' Transfiguration
Last edited 5th August 2015

This Thursday commemorates the mysterious event known as the Transfiguration. This event is hard to understand. Why did it happen? What did it mean?

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Pope: Don’t Be Too Embarrassed to Go to Confession
Last edited 3rd August 2015

Pope Francis on Sunday in the Angelus address referred to an annual feast celebrated each Aug. 2 in Assisi, the Feast of Pardon, and exhorted the faithful to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation and receive Communion.

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Prisoners, Volunteers, Teens Invited to Celebrate Jubilee with Pope
Last edited 30th July 2015

More than a dozen individual celebrations will be scheduled for the Jubilee of Mercy in 2016, giving pilgrims the chance to celebrate their own holy year with Pope Francis in Rome.

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