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Congolese nun honored  for work with refugees

Congolese nun honored for work with refugees

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sister Angelique Namaika, a member of the Augustine Sisters of Dungu and Doruma, received the 2013 Nansen Refugee Award from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Sept. 17.

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What did the pope really say in his interview?

What did the pope really say in his interview?

| CNA/EWTN News | September 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

A lengthy interview with Pope Francis published recently by several Jesuit publications, including America magazine in the United States, has sparked a flood of news reports as well as in-depth commentary from Catholic analysts.

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Cardinal says USCCB continues legal, moral analysis of HHS mandate

Cardinal says USCCB continues legal, moral analysis of HHS mandate

| September 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

In a Sept. 17 letter to U.S. bishops, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops continues to study the legal and moral implications of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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Proclaim fullness of Gospel, pope teaches in interview

Proclaim fullness of Gospel, pope teaches in interview

| September 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

In a wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis called for Christians to “heal wounds” in society by sharing the entirety of the Church’s message, offering the proper context for its spiritual and moral teaching.

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Diocese looks at possibly opening cause for Chesterton’s sainthood

Diocese looks at possibly opening cause for Chesterton’s sainthood

| Simon Caldwell | September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The bishop of Northampton, England, has appointed a priest to investigate the possibility of opening the cause for sainthood of G.K. Chesterton, a British journalist and author of the early 20th century.

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Hidden away behind pope’s summer residence is land of milk and honey

Hidden away behind pope’s summer residence is land of milk and honey

| Carol Glatz | September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the thick, dark amber flow rippled into the container, Vincenzo Scaccioni, the head of agricultural operations at the pontifical villa of Castel Gandolfo, said: “This is a historic moment.”

It was historic because it was the year’s first honey harvest for the new pope by the little known, but very busy, papal bees.

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Poles welcome native son’s sainthood

Poles welcome native son’s sainthood

| James Martone | September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A larger-than-life model of Blessed John Paul II as a younger man reaches out from the top of the exterior steps that ascend to All Saints Church, Warsaw’s largest church.

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Church shows mercy by upholding truth about marriage, speakers say

Church shows mercy by upholding truth about marriage, speakers say

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recent remarks by Pope Francis about the need for a stronger pastoral approach to marriage and divorced couples, do not signal the church is overturning its laws or practice of denying communion to Catholics who divorce and remarry, said two canon law experts.

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‘Terrible loss of life’ at Navy Yard shocking and sad, says archbishop

‘Terrible loss of life’ at Navy Yard shocking and sad, says archbishop

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

As military, police and federal investigators searched for answers as to why a lone gunman opened fired Sept. 16 at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people and wounding at least eight more, religious leaders and public officials offered prayers for the victims and their families.

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U.S. & World news briefs – September 12, 2013

U.S. & World news briefs – September 12, 2013

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Romanians flock to beatification of ‘major apostolic vagabond’
– Construction begins on cathedral holy door

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Pope hears input on Vatican bureaucracy

Pope hears input on Vatican bureaucracy

| Francis X. Rocca | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis met with Vatican officials Sept. 10 to hear their questions and suggestions about his ongoing reform of the Vatican bureaucracy.

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For the pope, making peace is now part of the job

For the pope, making peace is now part of the job

| Francis X. Rocca | September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis is leading the Catholic Church on an extraordinary campaign to prevent President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike on Syria.

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