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50 Years Ago Today, Pope Paul VI Released ‘Humanae Vitae’

VATICAN CITY – July 25, 2018 marks 50 years since Pope Paul VI released the encyclical Humanae Vitae –  a document that reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s teachings on the regulation of birth. “The fulfillment of this duty has always posed problems to the conscience of married people, but the recent course of human society and the …

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Read Pope Francis’ 20 Most Crucial Quotes on Repentance, Conversion, and Reconciliation from “Misericordia et Misera”

Pope Francis issued his apostolic letter Misericordia et Misera (“Mercy and Misery”) at the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which lasted from December 8, 2015, to November 20, 2016. In the midst of the Year of Mercy, questions occasionally arose regarding the place of repentance, conversion, and reconciliation in the broader scheme of mercy. …

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‘Laudato Si’ website opened by Vatican for Encyclical’s Anniversary

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace launched a new website dedicated to the document and efforts around the world to put its teaching into practice. The site — www.laudatosi.va — “witnesses not only to the …

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Laudato Si’ BINGO

Haven’t read Laudato Si’ yet and need a little kick to get going? Or just want to read it again? Play Laudato Si’ BINGO as you read. See you how quick you can score a B-I-N-G-O: Or use our printer-friendly version: And while you are in an encyclical kind of mood, be sure to also …

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26 Times Pope Francis Tells It Like It Is in Laudato Si’

Pope Francis has gained a bit of a reputation for saying surprising things.  His newest encyclical Laudato Si’: On the Care For the Common Home, doesn’t pull any punches.  It’s packed full of Catholic tradition and insight and is, well, downright challenging!  The encyclical should serve as a wake-up call.  Here are 26 Times Pope Francis Tells It Like …

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10 Things in Laudato Si You Won’t Hear About From the Media

Pope Francis’ second encyclical “Laudato Si” was released this morning by the Holy See…and it’s pretty epic.  It’s on ecology, the environment, creation, and much, much more!  Despite some in the media reducing its contents to whatever is socio-politically controversial (ahem…climate change) there’s much more to this encyclical than what the media will no doubt …

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