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‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

All human life must be “cherished and protected,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

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Pope’s theme for World Communications Day focuses on sharing hope

Pope’s theme for World Communications Day focuses on sharing hope

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

n a world where so much bad news can anesthetize people or lead them to despair, the media cannot and should not ignore “good news” stories, stories which Christians see as a reflection of the greater news that God is a loving father, a Vatican office said.

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Doctrinal congregation convokes meeting on role of women in the church

Doctrinal congregation convokes meeting on role of women in the church

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Leaders of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith spent three days in late September listening to women theologians, canon lawyers, Scripture scholars and specialists in other academic fields talk about roles women have played in the Catholic Church and roles they could play in the future.

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Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The church is not just for people who are good, who think they’re good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said.

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Pope pleas on behalf of civilians in Aleppo as bombing intensifies

Pope pleas on behalf of civilians in Aleppo as bombing intensifies

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a brief cease-fire agreement failed and Syrian government forces returned to bombing Aleppo and fighting rebels in the city streets, Pope Francis made a forceful appeal for assistance for the thousands of innocent civilians trapped in the besieged city.

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Shimon Peres, known for efforts to achieve peace, dies at 93

Shimon Peres, known for efforts to achieve peace, dies at 93

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the last ceremonies in which former Israeli President Shimon Peres participated as a public figure took place in the Vatican Gardens in June 2014, the last month of his presidency.

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CRS, other NGOs pledge total of $1.2 billion to help world’s refugees

CRS, other NGOs pledge total of $1.2 billion to help world’s refugees

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Eighty-six percent of the world’s refugees are living in developing countries and it is particularly hard for those countries to meet refugees’ needs and provide them an education and a livelihood, according to a senior policy and legislative specialist at Catholic Relief Services.

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Puerto Rican protector of abused children wins Lumen Christi Award

Puerto Rican protector of abused children wins Lumen Christi Award

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Melva Arbelo, director of the Santa Teresita of the Child Jesus Children’s Home in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, has been named the winner of the 2016-17 Lumen Christi Award given annually since 1978 by Catholic Extension.

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Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

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Pope names Atlanta auxiliary bishop as coadjutor for Louisiana diocese

Pope names Atlanta auxiliary bishop as coadjutor for Louisiana diocese

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop David P. Talley of Atlanta as coadjutor of the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana.

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