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For Carolyn Woo, the next step is ‘refirement,’ not retirement

For Carolyn Woo, the next step is ‘refirement,’ not retirement

| Rhina Guidos | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many mornings Carolyn Y. Woo has arrived to the relative solitude of a chapel at the Baltimore headquarters of Catholic Relief Services, and as the bustling city comes to life, she has looked inside the serene space for a particular quiet spot, the place where she arms herself with prayer.

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Promote culture of life, inclusion, hope, pope tells grandparents

Promote culture of life, inclusion, hope, pope tells grandparents

| Carol Glatz | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a world that glorifies physical strength and appearances, grandparents must uphold the values that really matter and bring hope and wisdom to younger generations, Pope Francis said.

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Church leaders seek to calm fears for migrants worried about Trump

Church leaders seek to calm fears for migrants worried about Trump

| Rhina Guidos | November 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

At a Nov. 14 news conference in Baltimore, Archbishop Jose Gomez talked about the reaction, following the recent outcome of the U.S. presidential election, in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — home to a large number of immigrants, including many Latinos but also immigrants from places such as the Philippines, China, Korea and Vietnam.

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Power struggle in Syria is ‘workshop of cruelty,’ pope says

Power struggle in Syria is ‘workshop of cruelty,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Where there is no tenderness, there is cruelty and what is unfolding in Syria is a veritable “workshop of cruelty,” Pope Francis told governing members of Caritas Internationalis.

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NCCW records a million-plus works of mercy during jubilee year

NCCW records a million-plus works of mercy during jubilee year

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Council of Catholic Women said their members have recorded more than 1 million works of mercy during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.

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Admonish sin without putting on airs or being hypocrite, pope says

Admonish sin without putting on airs or being hypocrite, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Offering counsel and admonishing sinners are works of mercy, but they are not a license to pretend to be better than others, Pope Francis said.

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Texas cardinal, L.A. archbishop elected USCCB president, vice president

Texas cardinal, L.A. archbishop elected USCCB president, vice president

| Mark Pattison | November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston was elected president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Nov. 15 for a three-year term to begin at the conclusion of the bishops’ annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Atlanta Archbishop calls for bishops’ racism statement

Atlanta Archbishop calls for bishops’ racism statement

| Rhina Guidos | November 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

On Nov. 14, Archbishop Gregory urged bishops gathered in Baltimore at the USCCB’s fall general assembly to issue, sooner rather than later, a document on racism, given “post-election uncertainty” and that some of the tensions have only gotten worse following the presidential election.

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Concerns about common good, immigrants among topics at USCCB assembly

Concerns about common good, immigrants among topics at USCCB assembly

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The victory of Republican President-elect Donald Trump, the need for the nation to heal from the acrimony of the presidential race, and concern for the well-being of immigrants and refugees under the new administration took the spotlight as the U.S. bishops opened their fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Four cardinals ask pope to clarify teaching on Communion for divorced

Four cardinals ask pope to clarify teaching on Communion for divorced

| Cindy Wooden | November 14, 2016 | 11 Comments

Four cardinals said they formally asked Pope Francis to clarify his teaching on Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and, not receiving a response after two months, they released their letter to the press.

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Forgive us for looking other way, pope tells homeless people

Forgive us for looking other way, pope tells homeless people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I ask your forgiveness if I have ever offended you with my words or for not having said something that I should have,” the pope said Nov. 11 during an audience with pilgrims attending special Year of Mercy events for people who are homeless or otherwise socially excluded.

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Pope reportedly says he won’t judge Trump but will watch impact on poor

Pope reportedly says he won’t judge Trump but will watch impact on poor

| Cindy Wooden | November 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

The day before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Pope Francis said he would make no judgments about the candidate and was interested only in the impact his policies would have on the poor.

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