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Pope returns part of relic of Jesus’ crib to Holy Land

Pope returns part of relic of Jesus’ crib to Holy Land

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Advent approached, Pope Francis gave a small fragment of Jesus’ crib back to Catholics in the Holy Land.

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Alleged victim names former cardinal, N.J. archdiocese in lawsuit

Alleged victim names former cardinal, N.J. archdiocese in lawsuit

| December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A day after a New Jersey victims’ rights law went into effect, a 37-year-old man represented by Minnesota attorney Jeff Anderson has filed a lawsuit against Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal who was Newark’s archbishop from 1986 to 2000.

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Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed

Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed

| December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria said Dec. 3 Vatican officials have told him that the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed.

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Pope asks Catholics to set up, be enchanted by a Nativity scene

Pope asks Catholics to set up, be enchanted by a Nativity scene

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Nativity scene is a simple reminder of something astonishing: God became human to reveal the greatness of his love “by smiling and opening his arms to all,” Pope Francis said in a letter on the meaning and importance of setting up Christmas cribs.

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Dispute ideas, pope tells theologians, but don’t confuse the faithful

Dispute ideas, pope tells theologians, but don’t confuse the faithful

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Theologians must explore and debate disputed questions, at times even taking “risks” with what they propose, but those discussions should take place within the academy so as not to confuse the faithful, Pope Francis said.

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Everyday Heroes: Army officer donates part of liver to save priest’s life

Everyday Heroes: Army officer donates part of liver to save priest’s life

| Andrew Fowler | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Dennis Callan’s health was rapidly declining. His situation was so dire that his dentist refused to even pull a tooth out of fear that the he would bleed to death.

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New book on the rosary highlights St. John Paul II’s devotion to it

New book on the rosary highlights St. John Paul II’s devotion to it

| Mark Pattison | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

If the use of the rosary as a devotion fell off at some point in the past, that’s not the case now, according to Gretchen R. Crowe, Our Sunday Visitor’s editorial director for periodicals.

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Former Pentecostal minister will be ordained to priesthood in December

Former Pentecostal minister will be ordained to priesthood in December

| Dino Orsatti | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Drake McCalister, a former Pentecostal minister, has been given approval by the Vatican to be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Steubenville.

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‘Cooking priest’ shares recipe to help teens get to heaven

‘Cooking priest’ shares recipe to help teens get to heaven

| John Shaughnessy | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Known as “the cooking priest,” Father Leo Patalinghug has a reputation for creating meals that have been described as heavenly.

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Most Americans support life in prison over death penalty, says new poll

Most Americans support life in prison over death penalty, says new poll

| Carol Zimmermann | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most Americans support life imprisonment over the death penalty, according to a Gallup poll released Nov. 24, revealing a shift in the majority opinion on this issue for the first time in 34 years.

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On holy ground: Pope honors martyrs, missioners, bombing victims in Asia

On holy ground: Pope honors martyrs, missioners, bombing victims in Asia

| Cindy Wooden | November 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the end of his trip to Thailand and Japan, Pope Francis said he found truth in the saying, “Lux ex oriente, ex occidente luxus,” or, as he roughly translated it, “the light comes from the East, and luxury, consumerism from the West.”

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Joyful shouts of ‘Viva Cristo Rey!’ ring out at closing Mass for NCYC

Joyful shouts of ‘Viva Cristo Rey!’ ring out at closing Mass for NCYC

| Natalie Hoefer | November 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A spirit of joy permeated Lucas Oil Stadium as the call-and-response rang out. But it was not the typical call heard in the stadium home of the Indianapolis Colts. Nor was it led by any ordinary fan.

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