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Priest says Egypt’s Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time

Priest says Egypt’s Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time

The spokesman for the nation’s bishops lamented the number of children killed in an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christians to St. Samuel Monastery in southern Egypt May 26.

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Military archdiocese completes phase in sainthood cause for Vietnam-era chaplain

Military archdiocese completes phase in sainthood cause for Vietnam-era chaplain

The decision clears the way for the tribunal’s findings to go to the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes for its review and a possible decision on whether to advance the priest’s cause to the next stage in the sainthood process.

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Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before youth and young-adult themed synod, the Pope wishes to hear from youth around the world via a Vatican-produced survey sent to all dioceses. Survey results will be processed at the Vatican in time for the 2018 synod. Young people ages 18-30 can take the survey at archspm.org/youngadultvoices

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Cristo Rey community says DeVos intrigued by school’s education model

Cristo Rey community says DeVos intrigued by school’s education model

| John Shaughnessy | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

As Precious Mayfield and Froylan Avila awaited the arrival of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at their school May 23, the two students talked about the impact that Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis has had on them and their families.

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Archdiocese’s group of men to be ordained May 27 one of the largest in U.S.

Archdiocese’s group of men to be ordained May 27 one of the largest in U.S.

| May 25, 2017 | 2 Comments

The ordinands are Deacons Paul Baker, Bryce Evans, Nicholas Froehle, Nicholas Hagen, Matthew Quail, Tim Sandquist, Brandon Theisen, Chad VanHoose, Benjamin Wittnebel and Timothy Wratkowski.

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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

| Cindy Wooden | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, “I won’t forget what you said.”

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Pope, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

Pope, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

| Simon Caldwell | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a telegram sent to English Church officials on Pope Francis’ behalf, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said the pope “was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and tragic loss of life” after a suicide bomb killed at least 22 people and injured another 59 at Manchester Arena May 22. Many concertgoers at the Ariana Grande concert were teenagers, young adults and families.

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Arab Christians voice hope, concern over Trump’s speech to Muslim leaders

Arab Christians voice hope, concern over Trump’s speech to Muslim leaders

| Dale Gavlak | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Arab Christians voiced hope and concern over U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foreign visit and his speech in Saudi Arabia to the Muslim world, in which he urged a peace-focused Islam as a counter movement to extremism.

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About 100 students walk out of Pence’s Notre Dame commencement address

About 100 students walk out of Pence’s Notre Dame commencement address

About 100 graduates of the University of Notre Dame walked out of Vice President Mike Pence’s May 21 commencement address as he began to speak.

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Keys to fostering encounter with Jesus readily at hand, bishop says

Keys to fostering encounter with Jesus readily at hand, bishop says

| May 22, 2017 | 2 Comments

“The elements that we need to put together a credible witness in our contemporary world are literally before us,” Bishop Frank Caggiano said to ministry leaders in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis May 18.

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Pope goes door to door blessing homes

Pope goes door to door blessing homes

| Cindy Wooden | May 19, 2017 | 4 Comments

Continuing the “Mercy Friday” visits he began during the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis chose a public housing complex in Ostia, a Rome suburb on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Congratulations, 2017 graduates

Congratulations, 2017 graduates

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is highlighting three students who credit their Catholic education with providing opportunities to help them learn about the world, serve others and grow in their faith.

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