Archive for April, 2017

Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

| Carol Glatz | April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having these four leaders invite him for the trip shows it is “a trip of unity and fraternity” that will be “quite, quite intense” over the next two days, he said.

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Teen turns Fatima devotion into three children’s books

Teen turns Fatima devotion into three children’s books

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The books are geared toward children ages 2 to 10. Franz said when she attends daily Mass at Holy Family, she sees children reading her books, and the book about Lucia is her 3-year-old cousin’s bedtime story of choice.

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Our Mother of Perpetual Help replica icon coming to local parishes

Our Mother of Perpetual Help replica icon coming to local parishes

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Redemptorist priest Father Patrick Keyes of St. Alphonsus said the religious order wishes to “spread devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help and through Mary’s intercession, to bring people closer to Jesus.”

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Ten youths baptized at Deephaven school Mass

Ten youths baptized at Deephaven school Mass

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

“It just speaks volumes of how we as a society are craving that relationship with Christ. I think we’re craving that connection to something that’s bigger and greater than we are.”

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Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Hogan, who has been national circus chaplain for 24 years after being appointed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, recalled the anguish of the workers when they learned of show’s fate just hours after he celebrated Mass for them in Orlando, Florida, where they were performing.

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St. Padre Pio relics to tour U.S. marking 130th anniversary

St. Padre Pio relics to tour U.S. marking 130th anniversary

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The tour will include 12 locations nationwide starting May 6-8 at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

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Cardinal Dolan slams DNC pledge to support only pro-abortion candidates

Cardinal Dolan slams DNC pledge to support only pro-abortion candidates

| April 27, 2017 | 23 Comments

The cardinal’s April 26 statement was in reaction to recent comments by DNC chair Tom Perez who said: “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”

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Catholic leaders warn against changes to health care bill

Catholic leaders warn against changes to health care bill

| April 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

The proposed amendment to the health care legislation was approved by the House Freedom Caucus April 26, a group of conservative representatives who rejected the House plan to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act in March when it was withdrawn by House Republicans because it fell short of the necessary votes for passage.

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Michigan head coach says meeting pope was ’emotional’

Michigan head coach says meeting pope was ’emotional’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The coach and his wife presented the pope with a Michigan football helmet along with a pair of size-10 Air Jordan sneakers in the football team’s maize and blue colors.

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Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

“You cannot be more restrictive than the Church nor more papist than the pope,” he said. “Please, open the doors, don’t administer Christian perfection tests because you will only promote a hypocritical phariseeism.”

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Sharing our encounters with Jesus

Sharing our encounters with Jesus

| Deacon Derek Wiechmann | April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maybe you and I have had a similar experience after an encounter with Jesus. Was it after spending an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament? Or was it after praying the rosary with your family? So often, Jesus gives us these close encounters with him and it leaves us refreshed. What do we do after these experiences?

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Report adds ‘entities’ deserving greater scrutiny on religious freedom

Report adds ‘entities’ deserving greater scrutiny on religious freedom

| Mark Pattison | April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom added three “entities” to its list of 28 “countries of particular concern,” thanks to a law passed in December. Islamic State, the Taliban and the Somali group al-Shabaab made the list in the report, released April 26. Islamic State was faulted for its […]

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