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Be salt of the earth, not 'museum Christians,' pope says at Mass
Christians are called to be the salt of the earth, and if they don't share the flavor of their faith, hope and love with others, they are simply "museum Christians," Pope Francis said during his early morning Mass May 23.
Selfishness is a downer; proclaiming Christ brings joy, pope says
Selfishness only brings sadness and bitterness, while stepping outside of oneself to evangelize is the ultimate "pick me up" and source of joy, Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience.
Pope, visiting shelter, says Christian charity is witness of God's love
Marking the 25th anniversary of the Missionaries of Charity soup kitchen and women's shelter at the Vatican, Pope Francis said that while unbridled capitalism has taught people that money is more important than anything else, works of Christian charity witness to God's love for each person.
Nigerian bishops hope crackdown against insurgents restores normalcy
Nigerian bishops said they hoped the government's declaration of a state of emergency would help restore some normalcy, and one bishop said President Goodluck Jonathan was just fulfilling his constitutional duties.
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