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Former Fox News reporter Greg Burke named Vatican spokesman

Pope Francis named two experienced journalists — including its first female vice director — to lead the Vatican press office. Greg Burke, a native of St Loui…

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Why can’t church be more like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)?

One recent morning I had coffee with a friend, a devout Catholic who is in recovery. “It’s hard when we read the Big Book and get to Bill’s letter about cler…

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SMART MOVE: Donald Trump appoints 33 Catholic leaders to advise him on policy matters

Donald Trump has named a list of 33 Catholics to a Catholic Advisory Group to offer him ongoing policy recommendations on matters of concern to Catholics and ot…

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20 Nov 2015 Articles No comments

The Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teachings

Jesus rescued the adulteress from stoning, ate with tax collectors and prostitutes, spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well, and healed the sick and the sinner…

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12 Aug 2016 Articles No comments

Clare of Assisi as Model: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Calls for Women of Courage to Renew the Church

In her convent of San Damiano, Clare heroically practiced the virtues that should characterize all Christians: humility, a spirit of piety and penance, and char…

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04 Oct 2016 News No comments

Two suspects killed Mexican priest after ‘falling out’, prosecutor claims

The chief prosecutor for Michoacan said Fr Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen was killed after meeting with the men at his residence A Catholic priest abducted in Sept…

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30 Jan 2016 Articles No comments

Catholic Bishop

Bishop (A. S. Bishop, Bisceop, Ger. Bischof; from Gr.episkopos, an overseer, through Lat. episcopas; It.vescovo; O. Fr. vesque; Fr. eveque. See Murray, "New Eng…

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15 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Do not be fooled by ‘doctors of law’ who limit God’s love, says Pope Francis

Pope says God's love is not reserved to those who follow the Commandments Obedience to God’s commandments must be the response to his limitless love, but it …

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22 Aug 2015 Uncategorized No comments

A guide to seeing the pope in the United States

Pope Francis will spend six days in the United States next month, from Tuesday, Sept. 22 to Sunday, Sept. 27. If you hope to catch a glimpse of the pontiff, his…

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Russian patriarch criticizes Ukrainian Catholics; Coptic pope says ‘real’ Ukrainians are Orthodox

In a meeting with the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow criticized the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church as well as Orthodox churches in Ukraine that are not in communion with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.

“Our Church, unlike the Greek Catholic Church and schismatic groups, does not support any of the conflict parties” in Ukraine today, Patriarch Kirill said during their meeting in Moscow. “We believe our mission is that of reconciliation.”

“I know the real Ukrainian people: they firmly adhere to Orthodoxy and stay faithful to their Mother – the Russian Orthodox Church,” Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria said in response, according to the Moscow Patriarchate.

Both Patriarch Kirill and Pope Tawadros II emphasized the missionary nature of their churches.

“It is necessary to enlighten peoples on the vast Eurasian continent who have not yet become Christian,” said Patriarch Kirill, who also spoke of the “need to carry out today a new mission among people who are traditionally Orthodox but who still remain uninitiated to the church and sometimes even unbaptized.”


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