Archive for March, 2020

A Hundred Love Letters

A Hundred Love Letters

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Cutter chronicled the death of her father by suicide. As he struggled with rapidly progressing prostate cancer, he lost more than 30 pounds, becoming gaunt and emaciated. Back pain and nausea forced him to spend much of his time in bed.

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At 13, Taylor Wright is painting a bright future

At 13, Taylor Wright is painting a bright future

| March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

As with many 13-year-olds at a Catholic school, Taylor Wright is preparing for confirmation. Unlike those writing a report about a favorite saint, she is drawing her saint.

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Baltimore priests working to reverse decline in confession in novel ways

Baltimore priests working to reverse decline in confession in novel ways

| Tim Swift | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Confession has a confession to make: The sacrament of reconciliation isn’t the draw it once was.

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Vatican announces theme for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Vatican announces theme for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis wants Catholics to focus on the pastoral care of people displaced within the borders of their own country and the church’s mission to serve them.

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Lack of faith can impact validity of marriage, commission finds

Lack of faith can impact validity of marriage, commission finds

| Cindy Wooden | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

A lack of faith and a misunderstanding of marriage can mean no sacramental marriage occurred, even if both the husband and wife had been baptized, said a new document.

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Preventing pandemic: Vatican takes steps to stop spread of coronavirus

Preventing pandemic: Vatican takes steps to stop spread of coronavirus

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The month of March is usually when tourists flock to the Eternal City after the cold winter months and pilgrims come to pray at many holy sites during the Lenten season.

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Catholic school adds esports team to keep pace with students’ interests

Catholic school adds esports team to keep pace with students’ interests

| Cori Fugere Urban | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is not your grandfather’s high school sports team.

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As the Church becomes more diverse, Catholic vote becomes harder to define

As the Church becomes more diverse, Catholic vote becomes harder to define

| Rhina Guidos | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the last presidential election, some political pundits referred to the “Catholic vote,” one that predicted Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency, and one that aligned in 2016 with the voting constituency that landed him the White House: overwhelmingly white and politically conservative voters.

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Vatican Lenten meditation offered online amid coronavirus concerns

Vatican Lenten meditation offered online amid coronavirus concerns

| Cindy Wooden | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Friday Lenten meditation for priests who work at the Vatican turned into an online event March 6 as Vatican officials continued to study precautions for avoiding the spread of the coronavirus.

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Person tests positive for coronavirus in Vatican City

Person tests positive for coronavirus in Vatican City

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican health clinic was closed temporarily after a person tested positive for the coronavirus, the Vatican announced.

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UN report on gender equality attacks religious freedom, says official

UN report on gender equality attacks religious freedom, says official

| March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

A United Nations report addressing gender-based violence and discrimination connected to religious beliefs “is now attacking the very reality it is called to defend,” a Vatican representative told a U.N. meeting in Geneva.

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Pope has been diagnosed with cold; symptoms unrelated to other illness

Pope has been diagnosed with cold; symptoms unrelated to other illness

| Carol Glatz | March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has a common cold and has no symptoms that could be attributed to another illness, the Vatican said.

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