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Pope Francis on the Beatitudes

By Thomas Reese — May 17, 2018

(RNS) — In his recent ‘Gaudete et Exsultate,’ Pope Francis teaches that living the Beatitudes means ‘going against the flow’ in a world that pushes us in the opposite direction from holiness.

Pope seeks ‘saints next door,’ not doctrinaire perfectionists

By Nicole Winfield — April 9, 2018

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a new document, Pope Francis says defending the poor and migrants is “equally sacred” to defending the unborn — a not-so-veiled critique of the conservative right in the U.S. for whom opposition to abortion trumps the Gospel mandate to love and welcome the stranger.

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