Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Pope Francis Unveils Sweeping Reform of Catholic Church’s Penal Sanctions

The Vatican published on June 1 major revisions to Book VI of the Code of Canon Law, which covers penal law in the Church, including sanctions related to clerical sexual abuse.

Vatican Dedicates May to Global Rosary ‘Marathon’ for End of COVID-19

The Vatican has announced a Rosary initiative dedicating the month of May to prayer for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis: Christ’s Wounds Shower ‘Mercy upon Our Misery’

At every Mass we adore and kiss Christ’s wounded and risen body in the Eucharist, a channel of his mercy, Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Pope Francis on Easter: Christ’s Wounds Are the ‘Seal of His Love for Us’

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.

Amoris Laetitia Year: Pope Francis Says Church Must Defend the Family

Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Catholics to support and defend families by making an effort to be close to them in the struggles and joys of their daily lives.

Vatican’s Doctrinal Office: Catholic Church Cannot Give Blessings to Same-Sex Unions

Pope Francis warned against the temptation to ignore the suffering of others during the coronavirus pandemic and said that things will get better in the new year to the extent to which the needs of the weakest and most disadvantaged are prioritized.

Pope Francis calls for a commitment to ‘take care of each other’ in 2021

Pope Francis warned against the temptation to ignore the suffering of others during the coronavirus pandemic and said that things will get better in the new year to the extent to which the needs of the weakest and most disadvantaged are prioritized.

Pope Francis Prays for the Soul of George Floyd and for Peace and Justice in US

Pope Francis said June 3 that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding that nothing is gained by violence. “Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd,” Pope Francis said in a video broadcast June 3.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist Gives Us Christ’s Healing Love

Christ’s presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of the Lord, Pope Francis said in his homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Sunday.

Vatican Secretariat of State Provides Context of Pope Francis Civil Union Remark

The Vatican’s Secretary of State has asked papal representatives to share with bishops some clarifications regarding comments on civil unions made by Pope Francis in a recently released documentary, according to the apostolic nuncio to Mexico.

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