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Mary’s message of hope to be celebrated in small Wisconsin town

Mary’s message of hope to be celebrated in small Wisconsin town

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Marian Day to celebrate the hope-filled message Mary delivered to three children 100 years ago in the village of Fatima Portugal was being planned in the Diocese of Green Bay.

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Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The congregation, numbering about 50, gathered for their last Easter Mass together on the DCU Center’s arena floor.

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In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future.

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Why be afraid when God is always showing the way, pope says at audience

Why be afraid when God is always showing the way, pope says at audience

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians always have hope, no matter how bleak, bad or uncertain the journey, because they know God is always by their side, Pope Francis said.

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St. Padre Pio relics to tour U.S. marking 130th anniversary of his birth

St. Padre Pio relics to tour U.S. marking 130th anniversary of his birth

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Relics of St. Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata of Jesus, will be on public display in several U.S. dioceses and archdioceses in May and again in the fall.

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Pope appoints bishop for Iowa diocese, names San Diego auxiliary

Pope appoints bishop for Iowa diocese, names San Diego auxiliary

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Martin J. Amos of Davenport, Iowa, and named as his successor Msgr. Thomas R. Zinkula, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, who is currently rector of St. Pius X Seminary at Loras College in Dubuque.

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Nevada bishop, other panelists discuss prospect of women deacons

Nevada bishop, other panelists discuss prospect of women deacons

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost a year ago, Pope Francis was asked if he would establish an official commission to study the question of whether women could be admitted to the diaconate.

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Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13.

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Vatican releases itinerary for papal trip to Egypt

Vatican releases itinerary for papal trip to Egypt

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet with the leader of one of the world’s leading Sunni Muslim institutions, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church and representatives of the Catholic Church on a two-day trip to Cairo.

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Closed hearts unable to be surprised by the Resurrection, pope says

Closed hearts unable to be surprised by the Resurrection, pope says

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christian faith is a grace and can be perceived only in the hearts of those willing to be surprised by the joy of the Resurrection, Pope Francis said.

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