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Pope says he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington

Pope says he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington

| Francis X. Rocca | January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia, New York and Washington — where he intends to canonize Blessed Junipero Serra — but probably no other stops.

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Dominican sister chosen to lead Catholic Charities USA

Dominican sister chosen to lead Catholic Charities USA

| January 15, 2015 | 1 Comment

Dominican Sister Donna Markham has been chosen to succeed Father Larry Snyder as the new president of Catholic Charities USA.

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‘A Nun’s Life’ website becomes a growing vocations ministry

‘A Nun’s Life’ website becomes a growing vocations ministry

| Mark Pattison | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

What started out as a blog at a time when few people knew about blogs and hardly anyone was familiar with Twitter is a living and growing ministry run by two women religious who are Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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To hear God’s voice, we have to get acquainted

To hear God’s voice, we have to get acquainted

| Jeff Hedglen | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

It used to be that you did not know who was calling until you answered the telephone. If it were someone you spoke with all the time, you would recognize his or her voice. The same is true with our relationship with God: The more we talk and listen to him, the more likely we are to recognize the voice when we hear it.

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Catholic official: Funding running out for Iraqi refugees in Jordan

Catholic official: Funding running out for Iraqi refugees in Jordan

| Dale Gavlak | January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Catholic official warned that funding will soon run out to feed and house thousands of Iraqi Christians sheltering in Jordan after being made homeless by Islamic State militants.

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Vatican sending $3.5 million to help church response to Ebola

Vatican sending $3.5 million to help church response to Ebola

| Carol Glatz | January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vatican is helping Catholic dioceses and agencies step up the fight against Ebola and is urging other donors to help.

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Catechism, yoga, Zen cannot open people’s hearts to God, pope says

Catechism, yoga, Zen cannot open people’s hearts to God, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Courses in yoga, Zen meditation, even extensive studies in church teaching and spirituality can never free people enough to open their hearts to God and his love, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Possible acceleration of Romero sainthood cause creates mixed emotions

Possible acceleration of Romero sainthood cause creates mixed emotions

| Chaz Muth | January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scholars who have studied the life of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero say a reading of the tea leaves suggest advancement of his sainthood cause is imminent.

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Boyhood

Boyhood

| Joseph McAleer | January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

To describe “Boyhood” as unique is to underestimate a film that was shot in 39 days over the course of 12 years.

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Catholics in Congress: What makes them eager to serve — and electable?

Catholics in Congress: What makes them eager to serve — and electable?

| Mark Pattison | January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The numbers don’t lie. Once again, there are more Catholics in Congress than members of any other religious denomination. And the numbers stay strong term after term.

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Panamanian learned he’ll be a cardinal when sister sent WhatsApp note

Panamanian learned he’ll be a cardinal when sister sent WhatsApp note

| David Agren | January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cardinal-designate Jose Lacunza Maestrojuan of David, Panama, learned of his elevation to cardinal via his smartphone. His sister, living in Spain, sent him a short message via the instant messaging service WhatsApp asking, “You have nothing to tell me? The pope has made new announcements. This doesn’t affect you?” the Spanish website teinteresa.es reported.

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Winners of ‘The Amazing Race’ say their aim was to inspire others

Winners of ‘The Amazing Race’ say their aim was to inspire others

| Joseph Kenny | January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

At Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she received her undergraduate degree, the differences in Warren’s approach were valued as well. “So, Rosati-Kain taught me how to be a woman who can go into a place that’s brand new and take charge,” she said.

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