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Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried

Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried

| Francis X. Rocca | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a book coming out just before October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell rules out proposed changes to church practice that would allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

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Pope: Don’t leave home without it; take Gospel on the go, to the world

Pope: Don’t leave home without it; take Gospel on the go, to the world

| Carol Glatz | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tuck the Gospel in your pocket and put on your walking shoes to share Christ’s love, peace and joy with the world, Pope Francis said.

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U.S. physician-deacon now in Liberia felt called to help Ebola patients

U.S. physician-deacon now in Liberia felt called to help Ebola patients

| Jessica A. Botelho | September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,784 people, and claimed the lives of more than 2,400 as of Sept. 15. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in history.

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At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women

At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women

| Francis X. Rocca | September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Presiding over the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated marriage as the union of a man and woman playing complementary roles during their common journey through life. “This is what marriage is all about: man and woman walking together, wherein the husband helps his wife to become ever more a […]

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The Identical

The Identical

| John Mulderig | September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although they may be sociologically fascinating, in the cultural scheme of things, Elvis Presley impersonators are not widely deemed to occupy a particularly exalted position.

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Display the cross, the true symbol of God’s saving grace

Display the cross, the true symbol of God’s saving grace

| Jean Denton | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Scriptures for Sept. 13 and 14 call us to the “Exaltation of the Holy Cross.” The message is that the son of God paid with his death the price to free humankind from its sinfulness. One look at the cross says it all.

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Sistine Chapel weathers fallout from ‘Francis effect’ on attendance

Sistine Chapel weathers fallout from ‘Francis effect’ on attendance

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The “Francis effect” has spilled over into the Sistine Chapel, bringing a surge in visitors but also increasing risks to maintenance of what Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, calls “the world’s chapel.”

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Scam alert: Don’t let this happen to you

Scam alert: Don’t let this happen to you

| Winston Pierre | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scams targeting the elderly are not only prevalent, but they also often go unreported.

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Seniors find community life has perks, blessings

Seniors find community life has perks, blessings

| Julia Willis | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

After a person retires, the support and encouragement of family and friends become a crucial part of daily living.

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Retirement takes financial, spiritual preparation

Retirement takes financial, spiritual preparation

| Carol Zimmermann | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The seemingly carefree days of retirement with no set schedules, commutes or bosses do not just magically arrive at one’s doorstep upon reaching a certain age.

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Adam, Eve and original sin

Adam, Eve and original sin

| Father Kenneth Doyle | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. I believe in the evolutionary theory of creation and have never given much thought to its impact on Christianity until recently. While talking to a priest, he mentioned that Adam and Eve were fictional characters who have provided generations with lessons on good and evil and who also provided the foundation for redemption.

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Diocese asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving confessional seal

Diocese asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving confessional seal

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Baton Rouge has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Louisiana Supreme Court decision that a priest may be compelled to testify as to what he heard in the confessional in 2008 concerning an abuse case.

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