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Cardinal calls Kenyans to prayer in wake of militants’ college attack

Cardinal calls Kenyans to prayer in wake of militants’ college attack

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The president of the Kenyan bishops’ conference called on Easter worshippers to commit themselves to praying for peace and security in their homeland after militants attacked a college campus days earlier.

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Humility is key to understanding Easter, sharing its joy, pope says

Humility is key to understanding Easter, sharing its joy, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

To enter Christ’s empty tomb like the disciples and see that he has risen, Christians today also must “bend down,” Pope Francis said in his Easter message.

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Faithful attend Easter Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square at Vatican

Faithful attend Easter Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square at Vatican

| April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photos from the Easter Mass at St. Peter’s Square.

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Pope Francis celebrates Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican

Pope Francis celebrates Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photos from Rome

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Changes in Indiana RFRA law OK’d; some see weaker religious protections

Changes in Indiana RFRA law OK’d; some see weaker religious protections

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The new language “may undermine religious freedom,” it said, because the terms “religious function” and “nonprofit religious organization” are not clearly defined in wording related to religious freedom protections.

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Papal preacher: Passion continues today as world ignores persecution

Papal preacher: Passion continues today as world ignores persecution

| Carol Glatz | April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Widespread indifference to the violent persecution of Christians and other communities suggests the world is full of Pontius Pilates who eagerly wash their hands of all responsibility, the papal preacher said.

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Pope asks prisoners to pray that Christ make him a better servant

Pope asks prisoners to pray that Christ make him a better servant

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a moving ceremony that recalled how Jesus loved the world so deeply that he lowered himself to serve and died for everyone’s sins, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prison inmates, plus a small toddler who lives with his incarcerated mother.

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Pope says a ‘good Easter’ requires making Jesus’ passion one’s own

Pope says a ‘good Easter’ requires making Jesus’ passion one’s own

| Laura Ieraci | April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The pope began his catechesis, dedicated to the celebration of Holy Week and Easter, by saying that the death and resurrection of Christ are “the culmination” of the entire liturgical year and of the Christian life.

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Pence stands by Indiana law; critics say it discriminates against gays

Pence stands by Indiana law; critics say it discriminates against gays

| Brigid Curtis Ayer | March 31, 2015 | 1 Comment

Indiana residents of all faith traditions can be assured the government will not infringe upon their constitutional right to freely exercise their religious beliefs, Gov. Mike Pence said as he signed into law a religious freedom bill passed by the Indiana General Assembly.

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Bills aim to block D.C. laws opponents say violate religious liberty

Bills aim to block D.C. laws opponents say violate religious liberty

| Nate Madden | March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two U.S. senators have sponsored joint resolutions to try to block two new laws in the District of Columbia that they say prevent religious institutions, pro-life groups and individuals from operating within their own belief systems.

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Imitate Jesus’ humility and service, pope says at Palm Sunday Mass

Imitate Jesus’ humility and service, pope says at Palm Sunday Mass

| Cindy Wooden | March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

From modern-day martyrs to those who quietly care for the sick or elderly, Pope Francis remembered all those who “sacrifice themselves daily,” following Jesus in serving others and giving witness to the Gospel.

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President, first lady to welcome Pope Francis to White House Sept. 23

President, first lady to welcome Pope Francis to White House Sept. 23

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House Sept. 23.

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