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Papal Advent advice: Don’t be dominated by material things

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The season of Advent is a reminder to us to open our horizons and have concern for more than just material things, the Pope said Sunday during his Angelus address. Advent is an invitation “to sobriety, to not be dominated by the things of this world, to material reality, but rather to govern them," Pope






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A warning from Pope Francis – ‘It always strikes us’

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The season of Advent is a reminder to us to open our horizons and have concern for more than just material things, the Pope said Sunday during his Angelus address. Advent is an invitation “to sobriety, to not be dominated by the things of this world, to material reality, but rather to govern them,” Pope






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Holy Father shares advice on the fear of death

Death and God’s judgment should be on everyone’s mind, but faithfulness to God will conquer our fears, Pope Francis has said. “Fidelity to the Lord does not disappoint. If each one of us is faithful to the Lord, when death comes, we will say like Francis (of Assisi) ‘come sister death…’ we won’t be afraid,”






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‘By learning from past mistakes, you can open a new chapter of your lifes’ – Pope Francis delivers message of hope during Jubilee for Prisoners

On Sunday, Pope Francis held a special Mass held for prisoners inside St. Peter’s Basilica, telling them that while paying the price for their crimes is necessary, they must never lose hope for the future or the desire for true freedom. In his Nov. 6 homily, the Pope pointed to how St. Paul, in his






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‘Clothe the naked’ – Pope Francis calls us to love

When we perform the corporal works of mercy – specifically welcoming the stranger in the form migrants and refugees – we are welcoming Christ in them, and helping to restore their full dignity as humans, Pope Francis said Wednesday. “These works, in fact, make evident that Christians are not tired and lazy in waiting for






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