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Pope: Resistance to God is normal, but you must be honest about it

Pope: Resistance to God is normal, but you must be honest about it

| Carol Glatz | December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Struggling against God is normal because following his way toward redemption always comes with some kind of cross to bear, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Knoxville are among those who have lost homes and businesses in the wildfires that ravaged tourist areas in the Great Smoky Mountains region Nov. 29, said Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville.

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Pope: Reflections on mercy may be over, but compassion must live on

Pope: Reflections on mercy may be over, but compassion must live on

| Carol Glatz | November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Year of Mercy and its series of papal reflections may be over, but compassion and acts of mercy must continue and become a part of everyone’s daily lives, Pope Francis said.

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New Caritas report sets out building blocks for more-just Europe

New Caritas report sets out building blocks for more-just Europe

| Jonathan Luxmoore | November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Europe’s top Catholic charitable agency has published a “road map for social justice and equality,” urging all church members to defend the poor and marginalized.

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Pope meets Martin Scorsese after director screens ‘Silence’ for Jesuits

Pope meets Martin Scorsese after director screens ‘Silence’ for Jesuits

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The morning after screening his film, “Silence,” for about 300 Jesuits, the U.S. director Martin Scorsese had a private audience with Pope Francis.

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For late actress Florence Henderson, Catholic faith was her foundation

For late actress Florence Henderson, Catholic faith was her foundation

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In what came to be her final interview, actress Florence Henderson told St. Anthony Messenger magazine that throughout her life, through good times and bad, her Catholic faith was her foundation.

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Catholic leaders call on Congress to increase humanitarian aid in budget

Catholic leaders call on Congress to increase humanitarian aid in budget

| November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The head of Catholic Relief Services and the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees have urged congressional leaders to approve additional funding for humanitarian relief and recovery operations as part of a comprehensive budget measure for fiscal 2017.

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Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro’s death

Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro’s death

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a video message, Cuban President Raul Castro announced the Nov. 25 death of his 90-year-old brother and longtime Cuban leader and Communist icon whom many in Latin America know by just one name: Fidel.

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What the pro-life community wants from the Trump administration

What the pro-life community wants from the Trump administration

| Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan | November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The last several years have clearly been challenging for the pro-life movement. The abortion industry, exposing its false rhetoric of choice, increasingly seeks to coerce Americans to be complicit with abortion, even insisting that abortion is a social good to be celebrated, subsidized and uncontrolled.

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Revelers in Little Havana seek new future for Cuba after Castro’s death

Revelers in Little Havana seek new future for Cuba after Castro’s death

| Tom Tracy | November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Florida Cuban-Americans poured into the streets of Miami’s Little Havana throughout the Nov. 25-26 weekend, starting almost immediately after learning that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died Nov. 25.

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For Cuban exiles, painful memories mix with relief at Castro’s death

For Cuban exiles, painful memories mix with relief at Castro’s death

| Ana Rodriguez-Soto | November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

While many celebrated loudly on the streets, the death of Fidel Castro triggered a more subdued reaction among the Cuban exiles who attended the noon Mass Nov. 26 at the National Shrine of Our Lady Charity.

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Miami archbishop recalls Catholic persecution in Cuba, prays for peace

Miami archbishop recalls Catholic persecution in Cuba, prays for peace

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the day the news of Fidel Castro’s death spread, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami was one of the first Catholic Church officials to respond early Nov. 26.

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