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Pope to sports world: Don’t cheat people out of joy, benefits of game

Pope to sports world: Don’t cheat people out of joy, benefits of game

| Carol Glatz | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis challenged the sports world to fend off corrupt and manipulative practices and to uphold the values of honesty, fairness and transparency.

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Faith and politics take the stage in last minutes of vice presidential debate

Faith and politics take the stage in last minutes of vice presidential debate

| Carol Zimmermann | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

In opening remarks during the vice presidential candidates’ debate Oct. 4, each candidate alluded to faith, but they didn’t return to how their beliefs influenced their political views until the last 10 minutes of the night.

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The ‘new’ Francis has brought renewal, say followers of beloved saint

The ‘new’ Francis has brought renewal, say followers of beloved saint

| Rhina Guidos | October 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

“We have to acknowledge a renewed Franciscan spirit in our world precisely because of this new Francis who has shaken up the church, shaken up the world and hopefully shaken up all of us,” said Franciscan Father Tom Washburn, referring to Pope Francis during the ritual known as the transitus.

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Hurricane Matthew tears through Haiti as aid workers prepare to respond

Hurricane Matthew tears through Haiti as aid workers prepare to respond

| Dennis Sadowski | October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wind-whipped rains from Hurricane Matthew shattered Haiti’s southwest peninsula, downing trees, ripping open makeshift wooden homes and causing widespread flooding Oct. 4 as aid workers waited for the storm to subside before mobilizing.

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Pope names successors to retiring Alaska archbishop, Arlington bishop

Pope names successors to retiring Alaska archbishop, Arlington bishop

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Roger Schwietz of Anchorage, Alaska, and appointed Bishop Paul Etienne of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to be his successor.

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Use of death penalty re-examined in the states, at Supreme Court

Use of death penalty re-examined in the states, at Supreme Court

| Carol Zimmermann | October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The United States, with its mixed record on the death penalty, is about to take a closer look at the issue this fall with two cases before the Supreme Court and three referendums on state ballots in the November election.

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Justice, mercy are twin virtues for the law, Archbishop Hebda says in Red Mass homily

Justice, mercy are twin virtues for the law, Archbishop Hebda says in Red Mass homily

| Mark Zimmermann | October 3, 2016 | 3 Comments

Those involved in the administration of law should seek justice and mercy in their work, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Oct. 2.

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Quebec cardinal won’t refuse funerals for those choosing assisted suicide

Quebec cardinal won’t refuse funerals for those choosing assisted suicide

| Philippe Vaillancourt | September 30, 2016 | 5 Comments

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec said he has no intention to follow in the steps of his fellow Canadian bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories in refusing funerals for those who asked to be euthanized.

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New technology unveils contents of ancient Biblical scrolls

New technology unveils contents of ancient Biblical scrolls

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the first time in centuries, an ancient Biblical scroll could be read, thanks to a computer scanning technology that can reconstruct a clear text from damaged, unreadable material.

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U.N. vote on nuclear-test ban spurs hopes that nations will ratify treaty

U.N. vote on nuclear-test ban spurs hopes that nations will ratify treaty

| Dennis Sadowski | September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.N. Security Council has brought new attention to a 20-year-old treaty that would ban nuclear weapons testing, but still has not gone into effect.

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Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine

Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine

| Tom Tracy | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Florida’s Cuban-American Catholic community and other Miami Marlins baseball fans planned to honor Jose Fernandez with prayers at the Cuban shrine and a public parade Sept. 28, a day before his private funeral.

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Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

| Carol Glatz | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The church is not just for people who are good, who think they’re good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said.

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