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Gates of mercy difficult to enter with bloated pride, pope says
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The "narrow gate" to salvation described by Jesus isn't narrow because God is oppressive, but because pride bloats Christians and prevents them from entering God's merciful embrace, Pope Francis said.

Christians "must seize the opportunities of salvation" and not waste time on trivial things before the gate is closed, the pope said before ...

 
Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says
Monday, August 22, 2016

ROME (CNS) -- In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical.

"She was very human -- she loved chocolate, she loved ...

 
20 years after welfare reform: Has it worked?
Sunday, August 21, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- It was Aug. 22, 1996, when President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act -- known in shorthand as welfare reform. Clinton had campaigned for the presidency in 1992 on a pledge to "end welfare as we know it," but had vetoed two previous bills ...


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