Don't worry how it's spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People who don't give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said.

Bravely tackle hardship knowing God will never let you down, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When life gets difficult, trust in God and don't worry unnecessarily about tomorrow, Pope Francis said.

Pope to priests: Defend marriage ministering to those in irregular unions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaching out to and guiding couples in cohabitation with tenderness and compassion is essential to promoting and defending the sanctity of marriage, Pope Francis said.