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A new pope calls us to faith

March 25, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis began his term as the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church by urging the cardinals who elected him to take up the cross and avoid the worldliness of the devil.

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Francis urges Argentines to stay home, give money to the poor

March 25, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The night of his election, Pope Francis phoned the Vatican ambassador in Argentina and asked him to tell the country's bishops and faithful not to feel obliged to come to Rome for his installation, said the Vatican spokesman.

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St. Francis a key to life of Ignatius, says leading Jesuit

March 25, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis is "a Jesuit's Jesuit" who understands the importance of St. Francis of Assisi in the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, said the Jesuits' secretary for the promotion of the faith.

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Ignatian spirituality may guide Pope Francis

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

March 25, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – As the first Jesuit pope, Pope Francis' Ignatian spirituality can help him discern God's will and reveal the Gospel in a new way, says Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, a fellow Jesuit.

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Indian sand sculpture

March 25, 2013

A sand sculpture of the newly-elected Pope Francis.

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Human dignity depends on a Christian foundation

Archbishop Christian Lépine

March 25, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Catholics must not cease talking about God in promoting a culture of life because without God, the foundation for human dignity is eroded, warns Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine.

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Election of new pope is a lightning bolt from heaven

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March 25, 2013

The worldwide outpouring of joy-filled tears over the election of Pope Francis should be a sign to all that the pope is much more than the CEO of the world's largest organization. He is our spiritual father, the Holy Father. We did not know this man, yet from the first moment he received the warmest embrace of the Catholic faithful. We yearn for his fatherhood.

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Pray honestly in a crisis and God's angel will find you

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 25, 2013

How do we lift our darkest, most depressed, most lonely moments up to God? How can we pray when we are most deeply alone, helpless and our whole world seems to be collapsing?

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Let our lives bear witness to Risen Jesus

John Connelly

March 25, 2013
Easter Sunday
March 31, 2013

There is a saying that I really appreciate, "Let your life speak." It originally came from the Quakers but it applies to all of us.

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Speak up, tell loved ones what you want for end of life care

Gordon Self

March 25, 2013

One of my former English literature professors used to say that you can tell a society's hangups by its swear words. If this is true, I leave it to the readers' imagination to consider where our own societal discomforts may lie.

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