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McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor

McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

While the controversial opening of a McDonald’s near the Vatican may not have all local residents singing, “I’m lovin’ it,” the popular fast food chain is trying to do its part in the neighborhood by helping the poor and the hungry.

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Catholic nun organizes national pre-inauguration event to foster peace

Catholic nun organizes national pre-inauguration event to foster peace

| Rhina Guidos | January 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

Sister Rita Petruziello said she could feel the “contention and nastiness” in the air during the presidential election campaign of the last year. Instead of getting better as the process went along, it kept getting worse.

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Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers.

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Church in Kerala state forms support group for transgender people

Church in Kerala state forms support group for transgender people

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The church in India’s Kerala state has formed a group of priests, nuns and laypeople to respond to the pastoral needs of transgender people, reported ucanews.com.

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Catholic-Muslim dialogue opens to support Islamic American communities

Catholic-Muslim dialogue opens to support Islamic American communities

| James Martone | January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities.

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Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85

Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, whose name is almost synonymous with the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7 at Garvey Manor, a Catholic nursing home in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, after a long illness. He was 85.

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Pope: Jesus amazed because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite

Pope: Jesus amazed because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite

| Carol Glatz | January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus astonished people with the way he taught and interacted with others because he wasn’t aloof, domineering or hypocritical, Pope Francis said in a homily.

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Georgia woman killed by gunman at Florida airport was parish stalwart

Georgia woman killed by gunman at Florida airport was parish stalwart

| January 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Olga Woltering, a bedrock member of her parish and the Atlanta Cursillo movement and beloved to her family and many friends, was among five people killed in the Jan. 6 shooting at a Florida airport.

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Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of pope

Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of pope

| Cindy Wooden | January 9, 2017 | 6 Comments

The Catholic Church is “very far” from a situation in which the pope is in need of “fraternal correction” because he has not put the faith and church teaching in danger, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Mexican church calls for calm amid gas-price protests

Mexican church calls for calm amid gas-price protests

| David Agren | January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mexican Catholic officials called for calm as angry protests over hikes in the government-set gasoline price consume the country.

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Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

| Rhina Guidos | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Syrians don’t want to leave their homeland, they want a safe place to live in peace, said a Franciscan friar from Aleppo, Syria, who spoke on Jan. 5 with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Holy Land Committee.

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Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Urging Americans to look at their families for stories of immigration, the president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called attention to the hardships and contributions of immigrants to American society as the U.S. church prepared to observe National Migration Week.

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