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Pope Francis: summer is an ideal time to re-focus our life on God

Pope Francis: summer is an ideal time to re-focus our life on God

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Sunday Pope Francis said the Feast of the Transfiguration is an invitation to put God and others first, adding that the lazy summer months are the perfect time to take a step back and refocus on the essentials.

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Fr. Michael Crosby dies at 77; led corporate responsibility campaigns

Fr. Michael Crosby dies at 77; led corporate responsibility campaigns

| August 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Capuchin Franciscan Fr. Michael Crosby, author, speaker, retreat leader and a longtime convener and organizer of corporate responsibility campaigns, died Aug. 5 at age 77.

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Pope Francis offers prayers after deadly Nigeria attack

Pope Francis offers prayers after deadly Nigeria attack

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a bloody attack at a Catholic Church in southern Nigeria left 11 dead and several more wounded, Pope Francis conveyed his sympathy to the victims and their families, assuring the community of his prayer.

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New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

New research indicates that the Shroud of Turin shows signs of blood from a torture victim, and undermines arguments that the reputed burial shroud of Jesus Christ was painted.

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New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

New research indicates that the Shroud of Turin shows signs of blood from a torture victim, and undermines arguments that the reputed burial shroud of Jesus Christ was painted.

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Asian Youth Day kicks off in Indonesia with days in diocese

Asian Youth Day kicks off in Indonesia with days in diocese

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

More than 2,000 young people from 21 Asian countries arrived in Indonesia to celebrate Asian Youth Day, which kicked off with the preliminary three-day live-in program beginning July 30.

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Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says sea rescue is a ‘mission’

Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says sea rescue is a ‘mission’

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

While European leaders continue to debate how to handle the influx of migrants, the head of the Order of Malta’s Italian relief corps said that search and rescue operations are a human obligation.

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Pope names coadjutor to Hong Kong as Cardinal Tong retires as bishop

Pope names coadjutor to Hong Kong as Cardinal Tong retires as bishop

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal John Tong Hon as bishop of Hong Kong. Coadjutor Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, 70, succeeds the cardinal as head of the diocese, the Vatican announced Aug. 1.

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Upcoming eclipse a sign of end times? Hardly so, Wisconsin priest says

Upcoming eclipse a sign of end times? Hardly so, Wisconsin priest says

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The word from some quarters is that the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse is a harbinger of the end times, but one Wisconsin priest hardly thinks so.

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Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The path to reconciliation between Canada and its First Nations’ people will ultimately be a long journey, but the road to healing a schism developed over 400 years needs to start somewhere.

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