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Catholics bring Pope Francis’ call to protect creation to climate march

Catholics bring Pope Francis’ call to protect creation to climate march

| Dennis Sadowski | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carrying banners and signs with quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’,” hundreds of Catholics joined the People’s Climate March to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.

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Catholic leaders: Papal trip was blessing for Christian, Muslim Egyptians

Catholic leaders: Papal trip was blessing for Christian, Muslim Egyptians

| Dale Gavlak | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ historic, 72-hour visit to Cairo has left a profound mark on Egyptians, Catholic leaders said, as they anticipate increased ties with fellow Orthodox Christians and Muslims.

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How the Church determines a true Marian apparition

How the Church determines a true Marian apparition

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle.

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Story of Fatima apparitions continues to attract attention

Story of Fatima apparitions continues to attract attention

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

While conversion and prayer are at the heart of Mary’s messages at Fatima, Portugal, the miracles and unexplained phenomenon that accompanied the events 100 years ago continue to intrigue believers and nonbelievers alike.

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Walking at their pace

Walking at their pace

| Laura Fanucci | May 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

I balance the laundry basket on my hip while coaxing a sleepy preschooler downstairs. He wants me to carry him. I explain that my hands are full. He crosses his arms and pouts. I ask him to come with me. He takes one stubborn step down the first stair and glares.

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Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

| Carol Glatz | April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having these four leaders invite him for the trip shows it is “a trip of unity and fraternity” that will be “quite, quite intense” over the next two days, he said.

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Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Hogan, who has been national circus chaplain for 24 years after being appointed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, recalled the anguish of the workers when they learned of show’s fate just hours after he celebrated Mass for them in Orlando, Florida, where they were performing.

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St. Padre Pio relics to tour U.S. marking 130th anniversary

St. Padre Pio relics to tour U.S. marking 130th anniversary

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The tour will include 12 locations nationwide starting May 6-8 at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

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Cardinal Dolan slams DNC pledge to support only pro-abortion candidates

Cardinal Dolan slams DNC pledge to support only pro-abortion candidates

| April 27, 2017 | 23 Comments

The cardinal’s April 26 statement was in reaction to recent comments by DNC chair Tom Perez who said: “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”

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Catholic leaders warn against changes to health care bill

Catholic leaders warn against changes to health care bill

| April 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

The proposed amendment to the health care legislation was approved by the House Freedom Caucus April 26, a group of conservative representatives who rejected the House plan to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act in March when it was withdrawn by House Republicans because it fell short of the necessary votes for passage.

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Michigan head coach says meeting pope was ’emotional’

Michigan head coach says meeting pope was ’emotional’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The coach and his wife presented the pope with a Michigan football helmet along with a pair of size-10 Air Jordan sneakers in the football team’s maize and blue colors.

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Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

“You cannot be more restrictive than the Church nor more papist than the pope,” he said. “Please, open the doors, don’t administer Christian perfection tests because you will only promote a hypocritical phariseeism.”

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