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Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

| Cindy Wooden | April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection they resemble most.

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Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

He will preside over the Holy Thursday evening Mass and foot-washing ritual at the Father Carlo Gnocchi Foundation’s Our Lady of Providence Center on the outskirts of Rome, the Vatican announced April 8.

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Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests — large in number, but not in proportion to the total — have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they’ve done with the sexual abuse of children,” Pope Francis said.

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U.S. and World news briefs: April 10, 2014

U.S. and World news briefs: April 10, 2014

| April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

New York Catholic high school founded by U.S. saint to close
Vatican official urges greater efforts to help those with autism
Vatican accepts resignation of German ‘Bishop Bling’

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EWTN to air Easter, canonization programs

EWTN to air Easter, canonization programs

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday
Urbi et Orbi: Message and Blessing
Easter Sunday Mass
Pope John Paul II Canonization Celebration and Vigil

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At border, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

At border, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

| Patricia Zapor | April 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

Against the backdrop of rusted iron slats of a 30-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley and a dozen other bishops from three countries prayed April 1 for compassion and for a return to ideals that welcome immigrants.

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Bless me, Father: Pope leads by example, goes to confession

Bless me, Father: Pope leads by example, goes to confession

| Carol Glatz | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis surprised his liturgical adviser by going to confession during the service.

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In Pictures – April 10, 2014

In Pictures – April 10, 2014

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
PRAYERS FOR RWANDA

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Science, faith and the Big Bang theory

Science, faith and the Big Bang theory

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Priest’s study of universe’s origins still guides modern-day cosmology

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Prayer, charity surround John XXIII, John Paul II being declared saints

Prayer, charity surround John XXIII, John Paul II being declared saints

| Cindy Wooden | April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The rite of canonization for Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II April 27 will use the standard formula for the creation of new saints, but the Mass will be preceded by the recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet, and it is possible retired Pope Benedict XVI will attend, the Vatican spokesman said.

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Pope to young: Be honest, discover what you hold dear to your heart

Pope to young: Be honest, discover what you hold dear to your heart

| Carol Glatz | April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told a group of young people to be honest with themselves and others and figure out what they hold dear: money and pride or the desire to do good.

He also told them he has made plenty of mistakes in life, being guilty of being too bossy and stubborn.

“They say mankind is the only animal that falls in the same well twice,” he said.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

| Joseph McAleer | April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The big guy with the red, white and blue shield returns to save the planet in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (Disney), a rousing follow-up to two films, 2011′s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2012′s “The Avengers.”

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