The unborn and the condemned have the same right to life, and all citizens, especially Catholics, have a duty to defend that right.
Immorality destroys the Gospel; sin—yours and mine—is precisely what puts people in the field hospital to begin with.
Christians today can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols, Pope Francis tells an audience including the musician Sting.
“The huge thing,” she said, is the recognition by the church of “the inviolable dignity even of guilty people who have done terrible crimes.”
The pope met Aug. 1 with about two dozen European Jesuits currently involved in the order's formation process. They had been talking about communication and one asked Pope Francis how they can meaningfully communicate with unemployed young people when, as Jesuits, they will never know what it means