A Roman Observer: How you interpret Humanae Vitae is essential to understanding what Pope Francis "really meant" in his recent remarks on having children. He said so himself.
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Pope Francis deeply touched the many Filipinos who came in droves to see the pope who loves children and poor people and embraces the sick and suffering.
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We say: Humanae Vitae has been a serious impediment to Catholic authority. It has created a disabling chasm between the hierarchy and the faithful.
Faith and Justice: The mystery of evil is beyond my comprehension. I have concluded that Jesus came not to explain suffering but to weep and suffer with us.
Grace on the Margins: Our zeal for Pope Francis should not blind us to the connections between Catholic doctrine and the suffering of the poor.
Manila: After waiting overnight in the street for papal Mass, Jennifer Roman says "It's worth the wait. It's like a fiesta!"
Philippines: One organization is helping communities work together on the issues of climate and housing rights.
NCR Today: Though it might disconcert some, for Francis and the church addressing global climate change is clearly a religious issue.