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Pope joins U.N. call for immediate global cease-fire

Pope joins U.N. call for immediate global cease-fire

| Carol Glatz | March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Saying conflicts can never be resolved with war, Pope Francis added his support to a U.N. appeal for a global cease-fire amid the worldwide threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Archbishop Coakley, CRS welcome $2.2 trillion in federal COVID-19 relief

Archbishop Coakley, CRS welcome $2.2 trillion in federal COVID-19 relief

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Citing provisions of the $2.2 trillion federal relief package that will aid poor and vulnerable people as well as workers, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City thanked Congress and President Donald Trump for putting the law in place.

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Pandemic fosters creativity as dioceses move through Lent into Holy Week

Pandemic fosters creativity as dioceses move through Lent into Holy Week

| Marnie McAllister | March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Catholics dutifully sit at home, doing their part to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19, the Holy Spirit has been busy inspiring creative ways to minister in the Archdiocese of Louisville and around the world.

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Vatican confirms pope does not have COVID-19

Vatican confirms pope does not have COVID-19

| Cindy Wooden | March 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Neither Pope Francis nor any of his closest collaborators have the COVID-19 virus, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office.

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Archbishop: Pope’s plenary indulgence means ‘happy death’ still possible, even without a priest

Archbishop: Pope’s plenary indulgence means ‘happy death’ still possible, even without a priest

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has recognized that in “these difficult days” caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19, that people may die without the comfort of having a priest present, Archbishop Hebda said. And that’s why he’s granted a plenary indulgence for people who are quarantined from the novel coronavirus, “to give us the same kind of comfort at the moment of our death.”

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Confirmation: The next series on the sacraments

Confirmation: The next series on the sacraments

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The objective of this column is to help Catholics, in particular, as well as anyone else who has a desire to learn about our beliefs, to better understand the basic teachings of the Catholic faith. The sacraments are an excellent place to start because they have such a central role in the spiritual life. So important, in fact, that an “active Catholic” is defined as someone who is receiving the sacraments.

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Tears of Jesus show he understands sorrow

Tears of Jesus show he understands sorrow

| Father Dan Haugan | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Banksy, the anonymous English street artist and vandal, once said, “You die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”

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Precautions help protect seniors in care facilities

Precautions help protect seniors in care facilities

| Joe Ruff and Barb Umberger | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

“This is something we can all do for one another,” Father Matthew Ehmke told the congregation at 10:30 a.m. Mass March 8 at the senior living complex St. Therese of New Hope.

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Plenary indulgence ‘looses’ earthly punishments

Plenary indulgence ‘looses’ earthly punishments

| Father Tom Margevicius | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just as the sacrament of reconciliation removes the eternal punishment of sin by sacramental absolution, so too an Indulgence removes the temporal punishment of sin.

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