Archive for October, 2017

Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

| Carol Zimmermann | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas began school Oct. 2 — hours after the mass shooting in that city — by praying the rosary together in the school gym.

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Rev. King’s words on nonviolence need to be lived today, speakers say

Rev. King’s words on nonviolence need to be lived today, speakers say

| Mark Pattison | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s support of nonviolence to bring about social change applies as much to today’s society as it did when Rev. King put his philosophy to paper 60 years ago, said speakers at an Oct. 2 news conference at the memorial dedicated to the civil rights figure in Washington.

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Ask God for courage to follow him to the cross, pope says

Ask God for courage to follow him to the cross, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Obedient to his father, Jesus was patient with his sinning, fearful disciples throughout his lonely journey toward the cross, Pope Francis said.

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Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says

Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone, but especially young people, should have the “wonderful experience of giving” of their time and resources; giving open hearts and minds to brotherhood and sharing and is essential for building “the civilization of love,” Pope Francis said.

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Pope names Cardinal Burke a judge on Vatican supreme court

Pope names Cardinal Burke a judge on Vatican supreme court

| Cindy Wooden | October 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has named U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke a member of the Apostolic Signature, the Church’s supreme court, which the cardinal headed as prefect from 2008 to 2014.

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Bismarck diocese priest named to succeed Msgr. Callaghan as seminary rector

Bismarck diocese priest named to succeed Msgr. Callaghan as seminary rector

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The seminary announced Oct. 1 that Msgr. Thomas Richter, a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck, has been appointed the seminary’s 15th rector, effective June 1, 2018.

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USCCB president, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

USCCB president, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

| October 2, 2017 | 6 Comments

The nation has experienced “yet another night filled with unspeakable terror” and “we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington.

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