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How to have hope: a guide from Pope Francis

How to have hope: a guide from Pope Francis

| Carol Glatz | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young people should love, believe and follow their dreams, never despairing because Jesus is always with them, Pope Francis said.

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Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake

Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

As search and rescue operations continued in central Mexico, where more than 200 people died after a strong earthquake Sept. 19, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the victims.

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Catholic agencies prepared to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Catholic agencies prepared to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

| Rhina Guidos and Dennis Sadowski | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands sought shelter in Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Maria, called a “monster storm” by many, hit the Caribbean island just short of a Category 5 storm Sept. 20, with winds of 155 miles per hour.

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Rothers still rooted to land where martyred priest and siblings grew up

Rothers still rooted to land where martyred priest and siblings grew up

| Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tom Rother and his wife of 52 years, Marti, live on the farm where he grew up, less than an hour’s drive from their five children and 15 grandchildren.

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Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop and a Caritas worker in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious after the Sept. 19 earthquake, and much aid would be needed.

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Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

| David Agren | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mexican church leaders offered prayers and urged generosity after an earthquake struck the national capital and its environs, claiming more than 240 lives — including at least 20 children trapped in a collapsed school.

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Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped by the generals. Can Pope Francis help?

Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped by the generals. Can Pope Francis help?

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

This commentary and analysis, written by Michael Sainsbury for ucanews.com, was published Sept. 18, the day before Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech condemning human rights violations. In that speech, Suu Kyi did not mention the term ethnic cleansing:

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Catholics need ‘profound renewal’ of catechesis, archbishop tells sisters

Catholics need ‘profound renewal’ of catechesis, archbishop tells sisters

| Simone Orendain | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization said Catholics “need a profound renewal of our catechesis.”

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Young Catholic entrepreneur takes lawn-mowing business to White House

Young Catholic entrepreneur takes lawn-mowing business to White House

| Zoey Maraist | September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

When Francis “FX” Giaccio began his lawn-mowing business in May, the 11-year-old saw beyond the possibility of making enough money to buy a Lego set or a new phone. He saw an opportunity.

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Guiding ‘starets’: Russian youths discover Orthodox monasticism

Guiding ‘starets’: Russian youths discover Orthodox monasticism

| Robert Duncan | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Christmas night two years ago, Anya Bulochnikova, 29, first discovered Optina Monastery’s golden onion-shaped domes rising above the bucolic hills and snowdrifts of Russia’s Ugra National Park.

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100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

| Robert Duncan | September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox patriarch recently consecrated a church memorializing those martyred during communism’s reign.

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Fatima fulfilled: Archbishop celebrates return of Russia to Christ

Fatima fulfilled: Archbishop celebrates return of Russia to Christ

| Robert Duncan | September 19, 2017 | 3 Comments

Catholics across Russia are celebrating the centenary of the 1917 apparitions of Mary to shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal.

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