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All in good time: Liturgy document unlikely to bring quick changes

All in good time: Liturgy document unlikely to bring quick changes

| Cindy Wooden | September 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

The shouts of joy and cries of despair that greeted Pope Francis’ recent changes to canon law regarding liturgical texts appear to be exaggerated.

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Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

| Carol Glatz | September 21, 2017 | 3 Comments

Pope Francis has endorsed an approach of “zero tolerance” toward all members of the church guilty of sexually abusing minors or vulnerable adults.

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Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake

Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

As search and rescue operations continued in central Mexico, where more than 200 people died after a strong earthquake Sept. 19, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the victims.

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Catholic agencies prepared to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Catholic agencies prepared to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

| Rhina Guidos and Dennis Sadowski | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands sought shelter in Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Maria, called a “monster storm” by many, hit the Caribbean island just short of a Category 5 storm Sept. 20, with winds of 155 miles per hour.

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Rothers still rooted to land where martyred priest and siblings grew up

Rothers still rooted to land where martyred priest and siblings grew up

| Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tom Rother and his wife of 52 years, Marti, live on the farm where he grew up, less than an hour’s drive from their five children and 15 grandchildren.

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Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped by the generals. Can Pope Francis help?

Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped by the generals. Can Pope Francis help?

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

This commentary and analysis, written by Michael Sainsbury for ucanews.com, was published Sept. 18, the day before Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech condemning human rights violations. In that speech, Suu Kyi did not mention the term ethnic cleansing:

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Catholics need ‘profound renewal’ of catechesis, archbishop tells sisters

Catholics need ‘profound renewal’ of catechesis, archbishop tells sisters

| Simone Orendain | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization said Catholics “need a profound renewal of our catechesis.”

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Guiding ‘starets’: Russian youths discover Orthodox monasticism

Guiding ‘starets’: Russian youths discover Orthodox monasticism

| Robert Duncan | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Christmas night two years ago, Anya Bulochnikova, 29, first discovered Optina Monastery’s golden onion-shaped domes rising above the bucolic hills and snowdrifts of Russia’s Ugra National Park.

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100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

| Robert Duncan | September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox patriarch recently consecrated a church memorializing those martyred during communism’s reign.

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