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Stanford University to remove saint’s name from some properties

Stanford University to remove saint’s name from some properties

| Rhina Guidos | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

California’s Stanford University will strip the name of 18th-century Franciscan friar, St. Junipero Serra, from some of its properties but keep a street named after him.

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Listening church: Pope gives new vision for Synod of Bishops

Listening church: Pope gives new vision for Synod of Bishops

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops increasingly should be a structure for listening to the Catholic faithful, demonstrating a local bishop’s concern for the entire church and a means of expressing all the bishops’ unity with the pope, Pope Francis said.

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Human sexuality is gift from God, pope says

Human sexuality is gift from God, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Human sexuality is not taboo, it is a gift of God, Pope Francis told a group of young people from France.

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When devil is unleashed, humility is the only weapon, pope says

When devil is unleashed, humility is the only weapon, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

When unjustly insulted and accused, Jesus showed his power and authority not by admonishing others but by being humble and meek, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic family offers a model for love, harmony among races, cultures

Catholic family offers a model for love, harmony among races, cultures

| Tyler Orsburn | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a world that has embraced the CMYK and RGB color charts — the hue models for color printing and computer screens — many in the U.S. still see the world in black and white.

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Archbishop Lori assures diocese he’s with them in journey toward healing

Archbishop Lori assures diocese he’s with them in journey toward healing

| Colleen Rowan | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In his celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling Sept. 15, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said he will be with the Catholics of West Virginia on the journey to “healing and reconciliation.”

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Faith in Christ isn’t professed in words but in deeds, pope says

Faith in Christ isn’t professed in words but in deeds, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

True followers of Jesus profess their faith not through pre-packaged platitudes but rather through concrete actions of love for their neighbors, Pope Francis said.

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Priest attacked, robbed at his parish in Nicaragua

Priest attacked, robbed at his parish in Nicaragua

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Nicaraguan priest was attacked and robbed in his parish residence, the latest aggression against Catholic clergy and those considered opponents of the Central American country’s increasingly autocratic president.

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Catholic workers say U.S. aid cuts to Palestinians could be disastrous

Catholic workers say U.S. aid cuts to Palestinians could be disastrous

| Judith Sudilovsky | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. budgetary cuts to humanitarian aid institutions helping Palestinians could lead to long-term disastrous consequences, said Catholic aid workers in the region.

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Rescue workers continue search for missing Filipinos after typhoon

Rescue workers continue search for missing Filipinos after typhoon

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rescue workers continued the search for missing Filipinos trapped in an abandoned mine Sept. 17, two days after Typhoon Mangkhut hit the northern Philippines.

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Path to healing starts with seeking forgiveness, Cardinal Wuerl says

Path to healing starts with seeking forgiveness, Cardinal Wuerl says

| Mark Zimmermann | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A “Season of Healing” for sexual abuse survivors began in the Archdiocese of Washington with a Sept. 14 Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.

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Christians without mercy live like worldly pagans, pope says

Christians without mercy live like worldly pagans, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christians are not defined by their baptism but by whether they live their lives according to God’s command to love their enemies, Pope Francis said.

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