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Repentance: A response to the Father's love and forgiveness

As we enter Lent we are welcomed by the phrases "repent and believe in the Gospel" or "you are dust and to dust you shall return." These words are spoken as a cross of ashes is placed on our foreheads.

Prayer of repentance

Lord Jesus, Lent presents me with the opportunity -- and the obligation -- to examine where my life is modeling your example and where I am failing to help bring about the kingdom of God.

Curial reform as a matter of pastoral concern

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2018 CNA.- Reform of the Vatican Curia aims to emphasize pastoral care, and should not be seen as a reform that will overturn the whole Curia, a bishop involved in Rome’s Curia reform process has explained.

Pope updates resignation norms for bishops, prelates in Roman Curia

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Updating the norms and regulations governing the resignation of bishops and of Roman Curia department heads who are not cardinals, Pope Francis said they will continue to hold office until he accepts their resignations.

Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican denied that retired Pope Benedict XVI has a degenerative neurological disease or paralyzing condition after his brother, 94-year-old Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, told a magazine that Pope Benedict had a debilitating disease.

Update: Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop

MIAMI (CNS) -- Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come together "to support one another in this time of grief" after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school left at least 17 people dead and at least 14 injured.

Updated: Pope told Jesuits he regularly meets abuse survivors, journal reports

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits in Peru that he often meets on Fridays with survivors of sex abuse.