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Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Deacon Berghoff was ordained a permanent deacon in 1986 and retired in 2005, serving his entire ministry at St. Richard in Richfield.

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Pope offers prayers for victims of terrorist attack in Barcelona

Pope offers prayers for victims of terrorist attack in Barcelona

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 12 people dead and injured dozens of others.

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Vatican envoy: Vietnam’s government must respect religious freedom

Vatican envoy: Vietnam’s government must respect religious freedom

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Vatican envoy to Vietnam called on the Southeast Asian nation’s communist government to respect religious freedom.

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Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonized next year

Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonized next year

| Cindy Wooden | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The archbishop officially promoting Blessed Oscar Romero’s cause for sainthood said he hopes the process will conclude within a year and Catholics around the world will honor St. Oscar Romero, martyr.

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Women religious advised to stop focusing on dwindling numbers

Women religious advised to stop focusing on dwindling numbers

| Soli Salgado | August 14, 2017 | 18 Comments

Sister Mary Pellegrino, outgoing president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, urged participants at the group’s annual assembly in Orlando not to focus on dwindling numbers of women religious but instead on the communion they have with each other.

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Venezuelan cardinal rejects U.S. military intervention

Venezuelan cardinal rejects U.S. military intervention

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Venezuelan cardinal rejected the possibility of foreign intervention in the country following U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to pursue a military option.

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Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

| Tony C. Diaz | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North Korea.

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Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 11, 2017 | 5 Comments

God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

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Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

| Dennis Sadowski | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diplomacy and political engagement are necessary to resolve the differences between the United States and North Korea and avoid a military conflict, the chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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