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Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.

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Scientists, farmers, theologians discuss agriculture as ‘noble vocation’

Scientists, farmers, theologians discuss agriculture as ‘noble vocation’

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The story was about a duck — a friendly duck that had been spending time in a man’s yard, and now the man was feeding it.

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A conversation about ‘Humanae Vitae’ may finally be possible

A conversation about ‘Humanae Vitae’ may finally be possible

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can one imagine a more difficult year for “Humanae Vitae” (“Of Human Life”) to be heard than 1968?

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Salvador’s Blessed Romero canonization probably in Rome in October

Salvador’s Blessed Romero canonization probably in Rome in October

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

During an April 11 homily in Washington, Salvadoran Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas said the canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero will “probably” be in Rome and “probably” take place at end of October after a meeting of bishops.

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With new document, pope shows holiness is for everyone, speakers say

With new document, pope shows holiness is for everyone, speakers say

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ new document, “Gaudete et Exsultate,” shows that holiness is not an impossible task nor is it something to be pursued far removed from today’s world, said the papal vicar for the Diocese of Rome.

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Pope’s exhortation on holiness to be released April 9

Pope’s exhortation on holiness to be released April 9

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Rejoice and Be Glad,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the modern world,” will be released April 9, the Vatican announced.

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Leave Mass praising God, not gossiping about others, pope says

Leave Mass praising God, not gossiping about others, pope says

| April 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

The final words at Mass — “Go in peace” — are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God’s blessings through their lives, not an opportunity to go outside and speak ill of others, Pope Francis said.

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Hundreds of Catholic employers win injunction against contraception mandate

Hundreds of Catholic employers win injunction against contraception mandate

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

A federal judge ruled in favor of the Catholic Benefits Association last week, issuing a permanent injunction and declaratory relief against the Department of Health and Human Services’ contraception mandate.

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Pope Francis: A person transformed by Christ cannot be corrupt

Pope Francis: A person transformed by Christ cannot be corrupt

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Easter Triduum is the most important time of year for Christians, and stressed that those who truly allows themselves to be transformed by Jesus’ resurrection, while still being sinners, cannot be corrupt.

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Lenten campaign invites fallen-away Catholics back to confession

Lenten campaign invites fallen-away Catholics back to confession

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Through an annual initiative called “The light is on for you,” dioceses throughout the U.S. have opened their doors to welcome fallen away Catholics back to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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