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FaithFaith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.Robert P. ImbelliKevin AhernMeghan J. ClarkMichael J. O’Loughlin
“Rejoice and be glad!” is what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount. It is also the title of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on holiness in everyday life.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
A prophetic pro-life stance "has no limits," while an "ideological approach" zeroes in on particulars.
Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, papal vicar for the Diocese of Rome, holds a copy of Pope Francis' exhortation, "Gaudete et Exsultate" ("Rejoice and Be Glad"), during a news conference on the exhortation at the Vatican April 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithNews Analysis
Robert P. Imbelli
Examining “Gaudete et Exsultate” from the viewpoint of St. Ignatius’ meditation on the two standards.
Pope Francis gestures during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Kevin Ahern
This is not the first time that Francis has drawn attention to the persistence of Gnosticism and Pelagianism.
FaithShort Take
Meghan J. Clark
The call to holiness is at once personal and communal—pushing us to actively build the kingdom of God.
People take photos on smartphones as Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Stop trolling, resist gossiping and consider putting down your device altogether.