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Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

| Carol Glatz | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Burke said that after Pope Francis’ private meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, at the patriarch’s residence April 28, the two leaders will go together to the nearby church of Sts. Peter and Paul, which had been bombed during a Sunday Mass in Decem

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French bishops offer divided voters guidelines on presidential runoff

French bishops offer divided voters guidelines on presidential runoff

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The state must integrate solidarity in … society and concretely apply its preoccupation for the poor, the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed. To neglect the most fragile is to divide society,” the statement said. It stressed the need to manage the tension between a “no-control liberalism” and the preservation of “social protection mechanisms.”

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After shooting, Fresno Catholics urged to be a light to community

After shooting, Fresno Catholics urged to be a light to community

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

After three men were killed April 18 in a shooting rampage in Fresno by a gunman who was captured and admitted to the shootings, the Diocese of Fresno urged the local Catholic community to “seize this moment as an opportunity to live as people of light not darkness by rejecting the temptation to hate the hater.”

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Pedaling priests to bike across Peoria Diocese seeking vocation prayers

Pedaling priests to bike across Peoria Diocese seeking vocation prayers

| Jennifer Willems | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being a priest has made Father Michael Pica, Father Adam Cesarek and Father Tom Otto so happy that they are preparing to share their joy with people from Rock Island to Danville — literally.

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New film on Armenian genocide took two years to make, longer to realize

New film on Armenian genocide took two years to make, longer to realize

| Mark Pattison | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Promise,” a film dramatizing the genocide of Armenians in the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire at the outset of World War I, was two years in the making, but probably a half-century in the idea stage, according to George Winter, one of the movie’s producers.

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Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

| Carol Glatz | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.

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Papal almoner opens laundry service for the poor

Papal almoner opens laundry service for the poor

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The office charged with coordinating Pope Francis’ acts of charity announced the opening of a laundromat for the poor and homeless of Rome.

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New Jersey teen pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit

New Jersey teen pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty April 3 of plotting an attack on Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015 during the World Meeting of Families.

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At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

During what the Roman Missal describes as the “mother of all vigils,” the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil April 15 in churches big and small across the country.

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More states consider assisted suicide legislation

More states consider assisted suicide legislation

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

More states are considering assisted suicide legislation, although few seem to be making inroads in adding themselves to the five states and the District of Columbia where it is legal.

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Pope asks council for evangelization to oversee Catholic shrines

Pope asks council for evangelization to oversee Catholic shrines

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Highlighting Catholic shrines’ potential to strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw people to Christianity, Pope Francis transferred responsibility for coordinating the activity of shrines to the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.

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Priest: Catholics can encounter Jesus in their own ‘Upper Room’

Priest: Catholics can encounter Jesus in their own ‘Upper Room’

| Mark Zimmermann | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Places in the Bible can seem distant and remote, separated from us by thousands of miles and years.

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