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11 Jul 2016 News USA Vatican No comments

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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02 Oct 2015 Articles No comments

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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24 Sep 2016 News Comments (2)

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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World Day of Prayer for Creation & Resources

Pope Francis has declared 1 September to be an annual ‘World Day of Prayer for Care for Creation’. The day of prayer, the Pope said, will give individuals and communities an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation and an opportunity to ask God’s forgiveness “for sins committed against the world in which we live.”

Pope Francis said in his statement announcing the day: “As Christians we wish to contribute to resolving the ecological crisis which humanity is presently experiencing. In doing so, we must first rediscover in our own rich spiritual patrimony the deepest motivations for our concern for the care of creation. We need always to keep in mind that, for believers in Jesus Christ, the Word of God who became man for our sake, “the life of the spirit is not dissociated from the body or from nature or from worldly realities, but lived in and with them, in communion with all that surrounds us” (Laudato Si’, 216).


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