Archive for August, 2016

For pilgrims, Italy’s female saints show faith’s history, beauty and depth

For pilgrims, Italy’s female saints show faith’s history, beauty and depth

| Clare Kolars | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wine tasting, history lessons and Italy’s great female saints.

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Papal academy convenes summit to tackle world refugee crisis

Papal academy convenes summit to tackle world refugee crisis

| Carol Glatz | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

A papal think tank is convening a summit to tackle the threat to global stability posed by today’s refugee crisis.

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Secularized culture leads to ‘orphaned’ Christians, pope tells bishops

Secularized culture leads to ‘orphaned’ Christians, pope tells bishops

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis warned Poland’s Catholic bishops that an increasingly secularized and de-Christianized culture leaves people orphaned, being vaguely spiritual without Christ or his church.

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Pope names six women, six men to panel to study women deacons

Pope names six women, six men to panel to study women deacons

| Cindy Wooden | August 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

Pope Francis has appointed six men and six women to a commission to study the issue of women deacons, particularly their ministry in the early church.

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Bishop visits West Virginia’s flood-ravaged areas, where recovery is ongoing

Bishop visits West Virginia’s flood-ravaged areas, where recovery is ongoing

| Tim Bishop | August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston toured the flood-ravaged town of Rainelle July 25 to see firsthand the damage caused by the severe June 23 floods.

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World record-holder swimmer still says ‘a prayer — or two — before any race’

World record-holder swimmer still says ‘a prayer — or two — before any race’

| Kelly Seegers | August 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Four years ago, at age 15, swimmer Katie Ledecky won Olympic gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle.

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Superhero cape project brings joy to young patients

Superhero cape project brings joy to young patients

| Rachele Smith | August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

At almost 4 years old, Caroline Hoffman is battling something no child should ever have to worry about: cancer.

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Teach your elders well: Pope calls youths to elevate the discourse

Teach your elders well: Pope calls youths to elevate the discourse

| Cindy Wooden | August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Aware of the risk of being called naive or being accused of spouting platitudes, Pope Francis called on young people to model for adults the paths of mercy and respect, and then demonstrated what he meant.

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With former Minnesotan’s help, new Byzantine Catholic outreach inaugurated in Nebraska

With former Minnesotan’s help, new Byzantine Catholic outreach inaugurated in Nebraska

| Laura Ieraci | August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Omaha Byzantine Catholic Community in Nebraska seems off to a good start with two baptisms since its official inauguration as an outreach of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma this past spring.

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