Archive for March, 2018

Pope: Jesus’ Church offers truth, comfort despite efforts to discredit it

Pope: Jesus’ Church offers truth, comfort despite efforts to discredit it

| Carol Glatz | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus on the cross is an example of giving himself for others carried to the extreme, and Christians are called to be courageous in going against the current cultural stream of selfishness and going against the crowd that chases after worldly things, he said.

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Salvadoran priest assassinated during Holy Week

Salvadoran priest assassinated during Holy Week

| March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Authorities said Father Walter Vasquez Jimenez was traveling with parishioners March 29 to officiate a Holy Thursday Mass in San Miguel when their car was stopped by an armed group wearing masks. The other passengers were set free after their belongings were taken, but Father Vasquez was abducted, shot and left to die.

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Something for (almost) everyone in omnibus budget package

Something for (almost) everyone in omnibus budget package

| Mark Pattison | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some might argue that instead of “omnibus,” the proper word for the bill is “ominous.”
And if $1.3 trillion can’t solve everyone’s wish list, then what can?

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Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

| Melenie Soucheray | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Presentation part of St. Peter’s 130th anniversary — “Duc in Altum” — in North St. Paul

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Jesus does not give up on anyone, pope tells prisoners

Jesus does not give up on anyone, pope tells prisoners

| Cindy Wooden | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Never tire of renewing your gaze, of having that cataract operation on your soul every day,” the pope told the prisoners.

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Villanova, Loyola Catholic chaplains taking center court at Final Four

Villanova, Loyola Catholic chaplains taking center court at Final Four

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“It’s wonderful because what it’s doing is just highlighting a lot of the universal values that we all share that sometimes get buried underneath all the other coverage,” Father Hagan said about Sister Jean being in the spotlight.

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Scientists, farmers, theologians reflect on agriculture as ‘noble vocation’

Scientists, farmers, theologians reflect on agriculture as ‘noble vocation’

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The Church has a voice in these conversations because you’re dealing with human beings: their response to God, their care for creation [as] God’s gift,” said James Ennis, Catholic Rural Life executive director.

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Vatican: Claim that pope denied hell’s existence is unreliable

Vatican: Claim that pope denied hell’s existence is unreliable

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican said comments attributed to Pope Francis denying the existence of hell are a product of an Italian journalist’s “reconstruction” of the pope’s remarks and not a faithful transcript of the pope’s real words.

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Pope to priests: Show Jesus’ truth by being close to the people

Pope to priests: Show Jesus’ truth by being close to the people

| Carol Glatz | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speaking off-the-cuff, the pope said there is a “terrible” tendency to see and define people by their “adjectives,” their faults and virtues, rather than by their substantive nature, their “noun” as a child of God.

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Family seeks Fulton Sheen’s intercession for newborn son’s healing

Family seeks Fulton Sheen’s intercession for newborn son’s healing

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even before Katherine and Jeff Dobbs were married, they had a name picked out for a future son: Fulton Francis. Fulton, for Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the mid-20th century priest known for his broadcast evangelism; and Francis, for Pope Francis, whom the couple later met at a general audience during their honeymoon in 2017.

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Puerto Rico still suffering; Extension campaign aims to help its parishes

Puerto Rico still suffering; Extension campaign aims to help its parishes

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months after Hurricane Maria wreaked unprecedented devastation on Puerto Rico, the island is still suffering, and much of the relief and recovery help people have received has come from Catholic parishes.

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U.S. delegates say young people want mentors, a voice, unity

U.S. delegates say young people want mentors, a voice, unity

| Cindy Wooden | March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Young people want trusted guides as they explore their faith and their vocation, said five young adults from the United States attending the Vatican’s pre-synod meeting.

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