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Entering the storm

Entering the storm

| Vincenzo Randazzo | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A friend told me about a family stuck in a blizzard late at night in an unfamiliar, remote area. They’d seen no one else on the road in hours. Their car, though safe and mechanically sound, ran out of gas. Their cell phones were dead, and even if they had power, reception was low.

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To ‘listen’ one another

To ‘listen’ one another

| Liz Kelly | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a quote I keep in my office from Douglas Steere, the Quaker, and I read it before every meeting I have, especially with spiritual directees. He writes, “To ‘listen’ another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.”

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St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

| Rachel Herbeck | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many, but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God and intent on relaying the truth to others, including Muslim sultans.

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Quick fixes, denial won’t stop climate change, pope says

Quick fixes, denial won’t stop climate change, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Denial or indifference when it comes to climate change will not help further honest research or facilitate finding adequate solutions, Pope Francis told government leaders attending a meeting on implementing the Paris accord.

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Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.

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Bishop asks for prayers after shooting tragedy in California

Bishop asks for prayers after shooting tragedy in California

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California, asked his brother bishops meeting in Baltimore to pray for the victims of the nation’s latest shooting tragedy.

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Bishops to put together pastoral plan for marriage, family life ministry

Bishops to put together pastoral plan for marriage, family life ministry

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledged that Catholic families and married couples need more support from the church at large and hope to offer it by giving parishes plenty of resources through a pastoral plan for marriage and family life.

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Panama archbishop: World Youth Day will invite youth of other faiths

Panama archbishop: World Youth Day will invite youth of other faiths

| Rhina Guidos | November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Panamanian archbishop helping to organize World Youth Day said the 2019 celebration in his country will invite youth of other faiths to join in.

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British Catholic schools remove ‘mother,’ ‘father’ from admission forms

British Catholic schools remove ‘mother,’ ‘father’ from admission forms

| Simon Caldwell | November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

The terms “mother” and “father” will be banned from Catholic schools’ admissions forms in England and Wales following a complaint the terms discriminated against gay and stepparents.

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