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28 Jul 2016 News No comments

Pope makes surprise visit to ill cardinal on way to shrine

Francis visited and prayed for 89-year-old Cardinal Macharski Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at a clinic this morning to visit and pray for comatose Car…

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04 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (9)

What is required for a valid marriage between a Catholic and a non-Catholic?

Full Question What is required for a valid marriage between a Catholic and a non-Catholic? Answer According to the Catechism of the Catholic Chur…

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24 Aug 2016 Europe Middle East News United Kingdom USA Vatican Comments (2)

Christian persecution is real - emotional exhibit opens in Rome

Christian persecution happens far away from us. We may complain about the atheists or the satanists and their displays, or a lack of public prayer, but this isn…

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20 Sep 2016 Americas Europe News USA Vatican Comments (4)

'Now he rests from his many battles with the devil:' Vatican exorcist passes away

Father Gabriel Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome who drew worldwide attention, died on Friday at the age of 91. Leaders of the Society of St. Paul …

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What resource should we use to direct confirmation candidates who are cohabitating?

Full Question My wife and I are confirmation sponsors for a couple who are cohabitating. What is the best resource to steer them in the right direction? …

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05 Sep 2014 USA No comments

Boston Globe's new site hopes to show that 'Catholic Church matters'

Boston, Mass., Sep 5, 2014 / 04:17 pm .- A new website launched by the Boston Globe seeks to have a wide appeal in covering “all things Catholic,” focusing on r…

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13 Oct 2015 News Vatican Comments (1)

Papal message to conference on climate change

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a message in Pope Francis’s name to a Bolivian conference on climate change and the defense …

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21 Feb 2015 Articles Comments (1)

The Care and Feeding of Poor Souls

A man died on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, this past Sunday. He was a priest, theologian, and author, well-known in Catholic circles for writi…

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29 Oct 2015 Middle East News No comments

Pope Francis prays for earthquake victims

More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan. Pope Francis was greatly distressed to learn…

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A New document that reveals agreements between Catholic and Lutheran

As the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses approaches, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued a 120-page document highlighting points of agreement between Lutherans and Catholics.


The document, entitled Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist, “represents in concrete form an opportunity for Lutherans and Catholics to join together now in a unifying manner on a way finally to full communion,” said Auxiliary Bishop Denis Madden of Baltimore.


“The Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs affirmed the 32 agreed statements and commended the Declaration on the Way to Cardinal [Kurt] Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, for further reflection and action,” the document notes. “The Declaration is not a statement of the full body of bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.”



  1. Mike Reply

    How does the Missouri Synod weigh in?

    1. Lori Reply

      Mike, I’d like to know as well

  2. David Reply

    The Missouri Synod doesn’t believe in ecumenical endeavors…but believing they are in sole possession of the truth doesn’t require them to. They also think Leo X is still pope.

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