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Pope, religious leaders to mark 30th anniversary of 1986 Assisi meeting

Pope, religious leaders to mark 30th anniversary of 1986 Assisi meeting

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will join dozens of religious leaders — including Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury — and hundreds of their faithful in Assisi Sept. 20 to pray for peace.

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Parish’s Buddy Break offers respite for families with special needs

Parish’s Buddy Break offers respite for families with special needs

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

As St. Stephen Church parishioner Holly Weatherford waited to drop her two children off at Buddy Break, she was “nervous, anxious, but excited too.”

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Franciscans help men understand parenting role with pro-life outreach

Franciscans help men understand parenting role with pro-life outreach

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Franciscan Br. Jay Rivera first started volunteering at Miami-area crisis pregnancy centers, he noticed mothers inside taking classes and consulting staff while dads typically sat outside on the curb or in their cars.

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Pope leads prayers for care of the earth, defense of the poor

Pope leads prayers for care of the earth, defense of the poor

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

With psalms praising the marvels of God’s creation and prayers begging God’s help to end the selfishness that destroys the earth and harms the poor, Pope Francis led vespers for the Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

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Thousands of Mother Teresa items archived by Catholic University

Thousands of Mother Teresa items archived by Catholic University

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not many people know that Blessed Teresa of Kolkata’s first visit to the United States was a trip to Las Vegas — in 1960, when the Strip was still mobbed-up.

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If miracle approved, Blessed Teresa could be canonized Sept. 4

If miracle approved, Blessed Teresa could be canonized Sept. 4

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vatican calendar for the Year of Mercy deliberately set aside Sept. 4, 2016, as a possible date for the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, if her sainthood cause is concluded by then.

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‘Dei Verbum’ at 50: Where have all the Bibles gone?

‘Dei Verbum’ at 50: Where have all the Bibles gone?

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (“Dei Verbum”) urged the faithful to nourish their faith by reading the Bible, putting an end to centuries of seeing direct access to the Scriptures as something reserved to the clergy.

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Church works to promote peace in Mexico’s violent Guerrero state

Church works to promote peace in Mexico’s violent Guerrero state

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fr. Adolfo Silva Pita celebrates a monthly memorial Mass for the deceased in a lower-middle-class neighborhood on the outskirts of this tourist town, once famous for sun, fun and celebrities, but notorious now for drugs, crime and killings.

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Pope meets Ukrainian president, share commitment for peace

Pope meets Ukrainian president, share commitment for peace

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

lthough the conflict between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists continues, Pope Francis and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko still share hope that a political solution still can be found, the Vatican said.

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Chaldean patriarch welcomes Iraq’s changes to national charter

Chaldean patriarch welcomes Iraq’s changes to national charter

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church welcomed a decision by the Iraqi government to redraft the part of a new national charter that would have forced some Christian children to convert to Islam.

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