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French police investigate sexual assault claim against Vatican nuncio

French police investigate sexual assault claim against Vatican nuncio

| Carol Glatz | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian Archbishop Luigi Ventura, 74, a Vatican diplomat who once served in Canada, Chile and western Africa, is under investigation by police in Paris for allegedly sexually assaulting a city official.

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Texas locality orders popular Catholic center for migrants to vacate

Texas locality orders popular Catholic center for migrants to vacate

| Rhina Guidos | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of city commissioners in the border city of McAllen, Texas, voted in mid-February to remove from a building a popular Catholic-administered center run by Sister Norma Pimentel, who has been praised by Pope Francis for her work with migrants.

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Need to change hearts, not just books, to improve liturgy, pope says

Need to change hearts, not just books, to improve liturgy, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sacred liturgy is meant to help the people of God conform their heart, mind and actions more closely to Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Pope calls on world leaders to eradicate poverty, hunger

Pope calls on world leaders to eradicate poverty, hunger

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sustainable development in rural areas is key to making poverty and hunger a thing of the past, Pope Francis said.

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Pope names Dallas’ former bishop to serve as chamberlain

Pope names Dallas’ former bishop to serve as chamberlain

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, 71, the prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, to serve as the camerlengo or chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church.

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Sainthood causes of Blessed Newman, Cardinal Mindszenty advance

Sainthood causes of Blessed Newman, Cardinal Mindszenty advance

| Cindy Wooden | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization.

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When it comes to prayer, there is no room for individualism, pope says

When it comes to prayer, there is no room for individualism, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prayer is not just a private and intimate dialogue between a person and God, but rather an opportunity for Christians to bring the needs of others before the Lord, Pope Francis said.

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Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

| Carol Glatz | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church.

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Filmmaker’s new movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

Filmmaker’s new movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

| Robert Alan Glover | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest ordained for a diocese in the United States, was born into slavery and endured myriad obstacles, both inside the Catholic Church and out, as he relentlessly followed his call from God.

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