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The difference between growing up and growing old

The difference between growing up and growing old

| Erick Rommel | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

There was a person with a young child who declared that she couldn’t find her keys. The 4-year-old, precocious as only a child can be, said, “I’ll find them for you for $5.”

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Jesus’ flock: not mindless sheep but beloved children

Jesus’ flock: not mindless sheep but beloved children

| Sharon Perkins | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard people voice some common misconceptions about small-business owners: They don’t have to work hard because they have employees to do the work for them, they can take time off whenever they want, they can work fewer hours than their hirelings, and they can command a larger salary with impunity.

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Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

| Cindy Wooden | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with Church teaching.

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Pope warns religious against ‘crisis of quality’ in consecrated life

Pope warns religious against ‘crisis of quality’ in consecrated life

| Laura Ieraci | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite fewer vocations to consecrated life, those responsible for formation in religious institutes must know how to say no to unsuitable candidates, so as to avoid a “graver crisis of quality” down the road, Pope Francis said.

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Pope marks Earth Day with call to protect, cultivate, share resources

Pope marks Earth Day with call to protect, cultivate, share resources

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

“I urge everyone to see the world with the eyes of God the creator: The earth is an environment to safeguard and a garden to cultivate,” Pope Francis said.

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Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

| Patricia Zapor | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it takes up same-sex marriage cases from four states April 28, the Supreme Court will officially be considering just two constitutional questions.

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Claim your heritage, work for peace, women tell one another at meeting

Claim your heritage, work for peace, women tell one another at meeting

| Cindy Wooden | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Throughout history and around the globe, Christian, Muslim and Jewish women have been inspired by their faith to boldly and creatively engage in conflict resolution, peacemaking and reconciliation, said speakers at a conference in Rome.

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Nigerian cardinal: God will answer prayers for rescue of schoolgirls

Nigerian cardinal: God will answer prayers for rescue of schoolgirls

| Peter Ajayi Dada | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A year after more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped, Lagos Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie said he believed that “God will answer our prayers” for their return.

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Masters champion, product of Dallas Jesuit prep school, remains humble

Masters champion, product of Dallas Jesuit prep school, remains humble

| Seth Gonzales | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even after becoming the toast of the sports world, golfer Jordan Spieth, a 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit graduate, remained humble and down-to-earth as he worked the crowds at Augusta, handled the media, and bantered with morning and late night talk show hosts after his historic win.

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European countries distinguish between religious, civil marriages

European countries distinguish between religious, civil marriages

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

As some in the United States consider whether religious and civil marriages should be separated, they might look to practices in Europe, where most countries have long distinguished between the two.

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Pope receives fine-art Bible created to ‘ignite spiritual imagination’

Pope receives fine-art Bible created to ‘ignite spiritual imagination’

| Laura Ieraci | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Military tanks, oil derricks and cancer cells are among the contemporary depictions of the afflictions prefigured by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in a fine-art edition of the Book of Revelation given to Pope Francis.

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Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

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