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Pope to dads: Be strong, loving, moral role models

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into “orphans” who lack a father to guide them, show them love and teach them values, Pope Francis said.

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The forgotten plight of Native Americans

When it comes to the harsh difficulties many Native Americans face every day, the saying “out of sight, out mind” hits home.

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A Breath of Fresh Air?

BY ACTING EDITOR FR CHRIS CHATTERIS SJ A big Pope Francis story this year will be his anticipated encyclical on climate change. According to Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the encyclical and two meetings of faith leaders are being planned to feed into the United Nations Climate Change Conference […]

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Commitment to Love

Already one month into the new year and we meet our new underlying  theme for the year. PicknPay uses a keyword, “Inspired,” ABSA Bank uses “Prosper” so couldn’t we, as the Church or at least as families, use the word “Commitment”?

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Teach the Ten Commandments

When I learned recently that a certain farm worker in the valley where I live had spent 15 years in prison for murder, I was pretty shaken. My home is one of the most peaceful corners of South Africa. Surely there could be no murderer among us?

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Are there dogs in heaven?

A tearful child approached the Holy Father and explained that his little dog had died. With the skill of a natural pastor, the pope reassured the boy that there was room for all God’s creatures in heaven. And with this throwaway line, a debate blew up that went round the world.

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