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  • Get off the couch to see the good that our fathers left us, pope says

    Get off the couch to see the good that our fathers left us, pope says

    “We can’t watch reality from the terrace, nor can we remain comfortably seated on the couch watching the world pass before our eyes on TV,” the pope wrote in a letter to the annual Rimini Meeting by Communion and Liberation. “Only by earning back the true, the beautiful and the good that our fathers have left us, will we be able to experience as an opportunity this epochal change that we are immersed in, as a chance to communicate convincingly to men the joy of the Gospel.”

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  • Pope calls for an end to ‘collective and arbitrary’ expulsion of migrants

    Pope calls for an end to ‘collective and arbitrary’ expulsion of migrants

    In a message for the Vatican-sponsored “World Day of Migrants and Refugees,” set for Jan. 14, Pope Francis called the “lamentable situation” of migrants and refugees fleeing war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty a “sign of the times,” and called for nations to rise up to the challenge of “Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees.”

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  • Papal confidante says ‘Amoris’ critics locked in ‘death-trap’ logic

    Papal confidante says ‘Amoris’ critics locked in ‘death-trap’ logic

    Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, rector of the Catholic University in Buenos Aires and sometimes described as the pope’s amanuensis, has issued a systematic defense of “Amoris Laetitia,” Francis’s controversial document on the family, saying its critics are locked in a “death-trap” logic and their approach risks “a betrayal of the heart of the Gospel.”

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