The Church welcomes sinners

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Some Christians act like church is a private club for people who excel at following rules. In his most recent homily Pope Francis, once again tells it like it is, and calls this “heresy.” If the Church excluded sinners, he says, it would be empty. Read his remarks from Catholic News Service here: The Church welcomes Sinners

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At 9/11 Memorial, An Enduring Message of Forgiveness

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Bible from 9/11

After the terrorist attacks of 9/11 a Bible was found beneath the rubble at Ground Zero. The cover was burned off. It was open to Jesus’ words, “Retaliation. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” It’s in The New York TimesAn Enduring Message of Forgiveness

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Pope Francis Says Church Should Ask Forgiveness From Gays & Others

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis says Christians must ask forgiveness from gays and lesbians and those they have mistreated. St. JPII asked forgiveness on behalf of the Church from: the unborn, women, indigenous people, Jews, the poor, and immigrants. Catholic News Agency has the story. Crux: Pope Backs Apology to Gays, Says Not Just Them. NY Times: Church Should Apologize. NPR’s take after the jump:

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