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Truth must prevail in abuse case against former nuncio, pope says

Truth must prevail in abuse case against former nuncio, pope says

| Carol Glatz | December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis expressed his hope that truth prevail and justice be served in the Vatican investigation and trial of Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and papal nuncio, who has been accused of sexually abusing young boys.

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Pope calls for more ‘integration’ of divorced Catholics

Pope calls for more ‘integration’ of divorced Catholics

| Francis X. Rocca | December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church must consider various ways to integrate the divorced and civilly remarried in the life of the Church — not merely allowing them to receive Communion, but letting them serve as eucharistic ministers and godparents — and to make it easier for Catholic families to accept their homosexual members.

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God reveals himself to humble hearts, says pope

God reveals himself to humble hearts, says pope

| Laura Ieraci | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

God reveals himself to humble and meek hearts, said Pope Francis at morning Mass Dec. 2.

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U.S. & World News briefs – December 4, 2014

U.S. & World News briefs – December 4, 2014

| December 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

– Obama, Archbishop Cupich meet in Chicago, talk immigration
– Re-gifting: Vatican raffles pope gifts to raise money for poor
– First world day against human trafficking set for February
– Church, National Library to make parish records free online

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Wars that caused flight must end, pope tells refugees

Wars that caused flight must end, pope tells refugees

| Francis X. Rocca | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis met with young refugees from civil wars in Syria and Iraq a few hours after joining Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to denounce the plight of Christians there.

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Immigration changes will take months, at least, to take effect

Immigration changes will take months, at least, to take effect

| Patricia Zapor | December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

It will be several months, at least, before anyone can apply to take advantage of immigration policy changes announced by President Barack Obama Nov. 20.

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Obama immigration plan largely welcomed; critics challenge its legality

Obama immigration plan largely welcomed; critics challenge its legality

| December 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

President Barack Obama’s package of actions affecting millions of people without legal immigration status received support from Catholic organizations, labor unions and immigration advocates even as critics contended that the steps he announced violated the Constitution.

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Doctor who died of Ebola was a ‘man inspired by faith,’ says pastor

Doctor who died of Ebola was a ‘man inspired by faith,’ says pastor

| Richard Szczepanowski | December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dr. Martin Salia, a Maryland Catholic doctor who died Nov. 17 after contracting the Ebola virus while serving patients in his native Sierra Leone, was remembered by his family, colleagues, government officials and others as a man who loved God, lived to serve others and died as a hero.

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In Turkey, Pope Francis got a look at Christianity on the margins

In Turkey, Pope Francis got a look at Christianity on the margins

| Francis X. Rocca | December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ankara and Istanbul were gray and cold, at least compared to Rome, during Pope Francis’ Nov. 28-30 visit to Turkey. And the general reception, outside of the pope’s official meetings, was hardly warmer. There were none of the enthusiastic crowds that usually greet him on his trips, no masses waving signs of welcome along his motorcade route or behind police barriers at the stops.

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After grand jury report, Archbishop urges Ferguson, ‘Choose peace!’

After grand jury report, Archbishop urges Ferguson, ‘Choose peace!’

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis urged residents of Ferguson, “Choose peace!”

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Pope calls European Parliament to rejuvenate ‘grandmother’ Europe

Pope calls European Parliament to rejuvenate ‘grandmother’ Europe

| Cindy Wooden | November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

“In many quarters we encounter a general impression of weariness and aging, of a Europe which is now a ‘grandmother,’ no longer fertile and vibrant.”

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Pope says he would ‘never close the door’ on talks with Islamic State

Pope says he would ‘never close the door’ on talks with Islamic State

| Cindy Wooden | November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said he would “never close the door” on dialogue with the Islamic State in an effort to bring peace to a region of the world suffering from violence and persecution.

He also said that “terrorism” could describe not only the actions of such extremist groups but also those of some national governments using military force unilaterally.

Meeting reporters Nov. 25 on his return flight from Strasbourg where he addressed the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, Pope Francis said terrorism is a threat the world must take seriously.

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