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National Black Catholic Congress to explore call to live Gospel in challenging times

National Black Catholic Congress to explore call to live Gospel in challenging times

| Dennis Sadowski | June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Delegates attending Congress XII of the National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, Florida, in July will take on new responsibilities this time around.

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Catholics in Florida remember victims of Pulse nightclub

Catholics in Florida remember victims of Pulse nightclub

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

On the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, the Diocese of Orlando broadcast via Facebook Live a prayer service attended by clergy of various faiths to remember June 12 the 49 who died during the largest mass shooting by a single gunman in the country’s history.

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Former attorney professes first vows as cloistered Dominican nun

Former attorney professes first vows as cloistered Dominican nun

| Valerie Schmalz | June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tara Clemens was an Anchorage, Alaska, attorney, and an evangelical Christian who joined the Catholic Church during her last months of law school.

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Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said.

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Brzezinski recalled as brilliant strategist committed to faith, family

Brzezinski recalled as brilliant strategist committed to faith, family

| Richard Szczepanowski | June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter and was a noted author, lector and statesman, was remembered at his June 9 funeral Mass as brilliant political strategist who was deeply committed to his Catholic faith.

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Pope tells Nigerian priests accept bishop or be suspended

Pope tells Nigerian priests accept bishop or be suspended

| Cindy Wooden | June 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Nigerian Church leaders had met Pope Francis June 8 to discuss the situation of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, who was appointed bishop of Ahiara by then-Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, but who has been unable to take control of the diocese because of protests, apparently by the majority of priests.

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Study abroad: Bringing home additional tools for child protection

Study abroad: Bringing home additional tools for child protection

| Carol Glatz | June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Drew Dillingham packs his bags after spending the past five months in Rome, he will head back to Washington, D.C., with a unique diploma and added insight into ways the church can continually improve on its duty to protect children from abuse.

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Pope, Panama bishops discuss World Youth Day, gender theory

Pope, Panama bishops discuss World Youth Day, gender theory

Preparations for World Youth Day 2018 and the dangers of gender theory on marriage and the family were among the major themes that bishops from Panama discussed with Pope Francis.

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House OKs bill to aid genocide victims; Senate urged to act quickly on it

House OKs bill to aid genocide victims; Senate urged to act quickly on it

| Josephine von Dohlen | June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The co-authors of a House bill that will provide humanitarian aid to Christians and other religious groups suffering at the hands of Islamic State militants praised the June 6 House passage of the measure and urged the Senate to quickly act on it.

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The mystery of God’s fatherly love is a great revolution, pope says

The mystery of God’s fatherly love is a great revolution, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The mystery of God’s relationship with humankind is revolutionary in that Christians can look to him without fear as children to a loving father, Pope Francis said.

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Attack on police near Notre Dame cathedral shakes Paris

Attack on police near Notre Dame cathedral shakes Paris

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

A man was shot after an apparent hammer attack on police officers at Paris police headquarters next to the Cathedral of Notre Dame on Tuesday.

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Papal celebration of Corpus Christi moves to Sunday

Papal celebration of Corpus Christi moves to Sunday

| Carol Glatz | June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ and the Corpus Christi procession on a Sunday — June 18 — and not on the traditional Thursday feast day, which is June 15 this year.

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