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Pope: God promises the ‘impossible,’ asks people hope against all hope

Pope: God promises the ‘impossible,’ asks people hope against all hope

| Carol Glatz | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hope is not built on people’s predictions, assurances or line of reasoning, Pope Francis said.

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Cardinal Pell talks technology, Trump, Brexit at book presentation

Cardinal Pell talks technology, Trump, Brexit at book presentation

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although new technologies can promote employment and new opportunities in an ailing economy, if used improperly, they can also lead to tragedy and affect the course of history, a Vatican official said.

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Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the resignation of a prominent member and abuse survivor, a pontifical commission charged with addressing issues related to clergy sex abuse vowed to continue to seek input from victims and survivors.

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Message in a bottle: Letters need humble response, say abuse survivors

Message in a bottle: Letters need humble response, say abuse survivors

| Carol Glatz | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging correspondence and treating victims with respect is the very least church officials can offer, said survivors of clergy sex abuse.

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Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

| Rhina Guidos | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.

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Mexican archdiocese: Companies that work on border wall are ‘traitors’

Mexican archdiocese: Companies that work on border wall are ‘traitors’

| David Agren | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Archdiocese of Mexico City editorial condemned Mexican companies wishing to work on the proposed wall being built on the U.S.-Mexico border as “traitors” and called on authorities to castigate any company that provides services for fencing off the frontier.

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Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them.

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Pope asks children to promise Jesus they will never be bullies

Pope asks children to promise Jesus they will never be bullies

| Cindy Wooden | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked 45,000 children preparing for confirmation to promise Jesus they would never engage in bullying.

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London cardinal calls for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

London cardinal calls for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded.

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Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

| Carol Zimmermann | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moved into the March 23 testimony phase with those for and against his nomination taking the floor, the Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination.

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Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

| Carol Zimmermann | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, continued along similar lines of questioning and failed to spark high drama.

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Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

| Katie Breidenbach | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks up each one and covers the back in glue.

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