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Pope, religious leaders to mark 30th anniversary of 1986 Assisi meeting

Pope, religious leaders to mark 30th anniversary of 1986 Assisi meeting

| Cindy Wooden | September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will join dozens of religious leaders — including Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury — and hundreds of their faithful in Assisi Sept. 20 to pray for peace.

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Pope proposes care for creation as a new work of mercy

Pope proposes care for creation as a new work of mercy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Calling for concrete actions that benefit human life and the environment, Pope Francis proposed adding the care and protection of creation to the traditional list of corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

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California Catholic tattoo artist’s life indelibly marked by faith

California Catholic tattoo artist’s life indelibly marked by faith

| Denis Grasska | August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kurt Deetjen is standing in front of Above All Tattoo in the city’s Pacific Beach neighborhood, where he works as a tattoo artist.

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Knights on Bikes ride motorcycles to take faith on the road

Knights on Bikes ride motorcycles to take faith on the road

| Mary Solberg | August 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Don’t let the black leather biker vests fool you. Robert Burneisen, Matt Goreczny and Chris Wolfgong wear theirs for inspiration, not intimidation.

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‘VatiLeaks’: Spanish monsignor who leaked documents begins jail time

‘VatiLeaks’: Spanish monsignor who leaked documents begins jail time

| Lucio Vallejo Balda | August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Spanish monsignor found guilty of leaking confidential documents about the Vatican’s financial reform has begun serving his 18-month prison sentence at the Vatican.

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Sisters committed lives to serving poor, vulnerable people in Mississippi

Sisters committed lives to serving poor, vulnerable people in Mississippi

| Marnie McAllister | August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth commit in their mission statement to “risk their lives” in their ministry to the poor and vulnerable.

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Shameful that need for clean water is not a priority, says cardinal

Shameful that need for clean water is not a priority, says cardinal

| Carol Glatz | August 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Allowing people to drink unsafe water or have no access to dependable, clean sources of water is shameful, Cardinal Peter Turkson told religious leaders.

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Pope tells quake survivors he will visit them ‘as soon as possible’

Pope tells quake survivors he will visit them ‘as soon as possible’

| Carol Glatz | August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said he wants to visit survivors and those affected by a deadly earthquake in central Italy as soon as possible.

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Argentine laywoman who kept Ignatian spirituality alive beatified

Argentine laywoman who kept Ignatian spirituality alive beatified

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The life of Blessed Maria Antonia de Paz Figueroa, who continued to lead Ignatian spiritual exercises in Argentina after the expulsion of the Jesuits, remains an example of Christian witness and perseverance, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic communities organize activities to battle racism

Catholic communities organize activities to battle racism

| August 26, 2016 | 5 Comments

In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda will lead a public prayer service at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at St. Peter Claver, 375 Oxford St. N., St. Paul. On Sept. 11, St. Bridget in Minneapolis is hosting an ecumenical prayer and worship service with Minneapolis’ New Creation Church. “Come Together: Seeking God’s Peace” will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Bridget’s campus, 3811 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis.

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Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic

Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic

| Dennis Sadowski | August 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Police continued to search for the killer of two women religious who spent years caring for poor people as nurse practitioners in central Mississippi.

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Federal judge blocks directive on transgender access to school bathrooms

Federal judge blocks directive on transgender access to school bathrooms

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A U.S. District Court judge in Texas has temporarily blocked a directive by the Obama administration on transgender access to bathrooms in public schools, and the injunction applies nationwide.

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