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Pope names Dallas’ former bishop to serve as chamberlain

Pope names Dallas’ former bishop to serve as chamberlain

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, 71, the prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, to serve as the camerlengo or chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church.

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Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

| Carol Glatz | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, told Pope Francis that a “human voice” was needed to speak up in the world of technology today.

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Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

One day before the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, neighboring Mary Help of Christians School held a prayer service to pay tribute to the victims.

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Sainthood causes of Blessed Newman, Cardinal Mindszenty advance

Sainthood causes of Blessed Newman, Cardinal Mindszenty advance

| Cindy Wooden | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization.

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When it comes to prayer, there is no room for individualism, pope says

When it comes to prayer, there is no room for individualism, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prayer is not just a private and intimate dialogue between a person and God, but rather an opportunity for Christians to bring the needs of others before the Lord, Pope Francis said.

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Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

| Carol Zimmermann | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington in January found no evidence that the students of Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School issued “offensive or racist statements.”

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Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

| Carol Glatz | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church.

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Filmmaker’s new movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

Filmmaker’s new movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

| Robert Alan Glover | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest ordained for a diocese in the United States, was born into slavery and endured myriad obstacles, both inside the Catholic Church and out, as he relentlessly followed his call from God.

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Lenten staple prompts a grammar debate: Are they fish ‘fries’ or ‘frys’?

Lenten staple prompts a grammar debate: Are they fish ‘fries’ or ‘frys’?

| Peter Finney Jr. | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lent is coming.

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Allegations of abuse in two Asian nations make some worry more to follow

Allegations of abuse in two Asian nations make some worry more to follow

| Michael Sainsbury | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recent credible sexual abuse allegations in India and East Timor have underscored the fears of many in the church that clerical sex abuse is rife in South, Southeast and North Asia, which have a collective population of at least 120 million Catholics.

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Advocacy centers help abuse victims tell their story, regain trust, heal

Advocacy centers help abuse victims tell their story, regain trust, heal

| Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

On a long, low shelf at Safe Shores in downtown Washington, colorful figurines of wild animals, army soldiers, a winged dragon and an angel appear to be the toy collection of an overly neat child.

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Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

| Mark Pattison | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent:

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