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For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis first stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Mark Shriver like millions of other people around the world was captivated by this man who humbly bowed his head after asking the people there to pray for him, before he would offer his first blessing to them.

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Paper’s 1941 war edition expressed faith, patriotism of island Catholics

Paper’s 1941 war edition expressed faith, patriotism of island Catholics

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Our beloved country is at war. Our peaceful shores have been ruthlessly attacked, and all citizens are called upon to unite their efforts toward that peace for which we have all prayed, that peace which the world cannot give, and that peace which God will surely bring about when mankind has seen its folly and conforms its ways to his.”

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of Oklahoma priest killed in Guatemala

Pope recognizes martyrdom of Oklahoma priest killed in Guatemala

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States.

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For late actress Florence Henderson, Catholic faith was her foundation

For late actress Florence Henderson, Catholic faith was her foundation

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

In what came to be her final interview, actress Florence Henderson told St. Anthony Messenger magazine that throughout her life, through good times and bad, her Catholic faith was her foundation.

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Pope: Reflections on mercy may be over, but compassion must live on

Pope: Reflections on mercy may be over, but compassion must live on

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Year of Mercy and its series of papal reflections may be over, but compassion and acts of mercy must continue and become a part of everyone’s daily lives, Pope Francis said.

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As Vatican Christmas tree goes up, pope’s Christmas schedule released

As Vatican Christmas tree goes up, pope’s Christmas schedule released

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a towering spruce tree was erected in St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ liturgy schedule for Advent, Christmas and the month of January.

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Father Kolvenbach, former Jesuit superior, dies in Beirut

Father Kolvenbach, former Jesuit superior, dies in Beirut

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, whose service as superior general of the Society of Jesus marked a return to normal governance after a period of tension with the Vatican, died in Beirut Nov. 26, four days before his 88th birthday.

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Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro’s death

Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro’s death

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a video message, Cuban President Raul Castro announced the Nov. 25 death of his 90-year-old brother and longtime Cuban leader and Communist icon whom many in Latin America know by just one name: Fidel.

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Pope Francis names two auxiliaries for Detroit, one for Orange

Pope Francis names two auxiliaries for Detroit, one for Orange

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named three new auxiliary bishops — two for Detroit and one for Orange, California. The appointments were announced Nov. 23 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

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Revelers in Little Havana seek new future for Cuba after Castro’s death

Revelers in Little Havana seek new future for Cuba after Castro’s death

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Florida Cuban-Americans poured into the streets of Miami’s Little Havana throughout the Nov. 25-26 weekend, starting almost immediately after learning that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died Nov. 25.

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