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The Catholic Church in World Affairs The Catholic Church in World Affairs
As one of the most ancient and extensive institutions in the modern age, the Catholic Church has had and continues to exert a significant influence on diverse world...

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Family and Sexuality Family and Sexuality
With families forming the backbone of its communities, the Catholic Church has been a vocal proponent of the traditional family and healthy boundaries on sexual activities....

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Ecclesiam Suam (Paths of the Church)
《教会的道路》

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Pope Francis on the Spiritual Motherhood of the Chaste to the Heads of Women's Religious Communities

May 8, 2013
Chastity for the Kingdom of Heaven shows how affection has its place in mature freedom and becomes a sign of the future world, to make God's primacy shine forever. But, please, [make it] a 'fertile' chastity, which generates spiritual children in the Church. The consecrated are mothers: they must be mothers and not 'spinsters'! Forgive me if I talk like this but this maternity of consecrated life, this fruitfulness is important! May this joy of spiritual fruitfulness animate your existence. Be mothers, like the images of the Mother Mary and the Mother Church. You cannot understand Mary without her motherhood; you cannot understand the Church without her motherhood, and you are icons of Mary and of the Church.

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Pope Francis (Jorge Bergoglio, S.J.) assumed the papacy in March 2013 following the unexpected retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. He previously was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires from 1998 to 2013. He is considered to be a relatively conservative...