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Let poverty be your mother, Pope Francis tells religious in Cuba

Pope Francis on Sunday spoke from the heart about the importance of spiritual poverty, the danger of worldly wealth, and the universal need for mercy. He made h…

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04 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Tickets now required to get within 5 blocks of pope’s Mass

Want a close-up view of Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Philadelphia? Three weeks before his visit, planners have announced you’ll need a ticket to do so. W…

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09 Sep 2014 Vatican No comments

Pope prays for family of journalist executed by Islamic State

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2014 / 05:04 pm .- Pope Francis has offered prayerful condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff, a U.S. journalist who was executed earli…

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12 Apr 2016 Q&A Comments (4)

What if I forgot to confess a sin and remembered it later? Was it absolved?

Full Question If I cannot recall if I mentioned a particular sin the last time I went to confession but recall it now, should I mention it in my next confess…

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24 Mar 2015 Q&A Comments (2)

Are nurses bound to observe the Sabbath day of rest?

Full Question I am studying to become a registered nurse. My Traditionalist friends say that any good Catholic would never work on a Sunday, …

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08 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (3)

Is "liturgical dancing" permitted at Mass?

Full Question Is "liturgical dancing" permitted at Mass? I've seen it once or twice, and it looks silly and irreverent to me, like some kind of pseudo-inte…

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23 Aug 2016 News Comments (1)

Filipino bishops demand justice amid government’s violent crackdown on drug crime

More than 1,700 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since the government intensified its anti-illegal drugs drive Catholic and Protestant bishops…

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04 Oct 2016 News Comments (2)

Pope Francis criticises gender theory ‘indoctrination’

However, the Pope also told reporters people convinced they were born in the wrong body deserve attentive pastoral care Pope Francis has reiterated his critici…

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01 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Pope to Catholic lawmakers: Be strong. Protect life.

On Sunday, Pope Francis urged Catholic legislators to be protectors of human life, calling them to “be strong” against a throw-away culture marked by Christ…

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What is the difference between being redeemed and being saved?

Full Question

Karl Keating stated in his book Catholicism and Fundamentalism that we are all “redeemed” but we are not all “saved.” What is the difference between the two?


Basically, redemption is collective, while salvation is individual. Christ redeemed humanity collectively from slavery to sin and from the debt of punishment that mankind, as a whole, owed due to sin. Every person, Christian or non-Christian, is redeemed because he is a member of the human race. Salvation is the application of redemption to individuals. A person can choose to reject the graces won for him by Christ even though he has been redeemed


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