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NFL coaches, team officials gather for Mass, dinner and fellowship

NFL coaches, team officials gather for Mass, dinner and fellowship

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coaches, scouts and front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams have gathered in mid-February in Indianapolis for years for several intensive days of analyzing hundreds of top college football players who are eligible for the NFL draft, which starts May 8 this year.

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Pope establishes panel, with lay members, to oversee Vatican finances

Pope establishes panel, with lay members, to oversee Vatican finances

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a move reflecting both his drive to reform the Vatican bureaucracy and his oft-stated desire to include laypeople in the leadership of the Church, Pope Francis established a new panel, to include almost as many lay members as clerics, to oversee the finances of the Holy See and Vatican City State.

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African missionaries stay despite dangers

African missionaries stay despite dangers

| Jonathan Luxmoore | February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders in the Central African Republic praised the courage of missionary priests and nuns who remained in the country during the current conflict, despite offers of evacuation.

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Pope calls for ‘intelligent, courageous, loving’ approach to families

Pope calls for ‘intelligent, courageous, loving’ approach to families

| Cindy Wooden | February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opening a two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals, Pope Francis said the church’s pastoral approach to helping couples must be “intelligent, courageous and full of love” because the family today is “looked down upon and mistreated.”

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Bishop Pates urges White House to sign treaty to ban land mines

Bishop Pates urges White House to sign treaty to ban land mines

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace urged the United States to sign and ratify a treaty to ban the use of land mines.

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Pope asks cardinals to send message of support to suffering Ukrainians

Pope asks cardinals to send message of support to suffering Ukrainians

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A day after at least 75 people were reported killed in clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine’s capital, Pope Francis asked the College of Cardinals to send a message of support to the two Ukrainian cardinals who are suffering because their people are.

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Rice Bowl Lenten program features app and recipes

Rice Bowl Lenten program features app and recipes

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five recipes — one for each week of Lent — and short videos about them by Father Patalinghug will be available on YouTube or the CRS website and will feature low-cost, meatless ingredients.

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‘Unjust’ criticism won’t force Vatican to drop children’s rights treaty, spokesman says

‘Unjust’ criticism won’t force Vatican to drop children’s rights treaty, spokesman says

| Cindy Wooden | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vatican said it would continue to adhere to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, despite what it views as unfair criticism and suggestions from the committee that would violate Church teaching.

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Philippine cardinal: Typhoon recovery can show the world a united Church

Philippine cardinal: Typhoon recovery can show the world a united Church

| Dennis Sadowski | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

An emotional Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila welcomed U.S. Catholic leaders reviewing Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts, saying that the work to rebuild devastated communities can show the world a Church united in the service of people in need.

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One year later, Pope Benedict enjoying retired life

One year later, Pope Benedict enjoying retired life

| Cindy Wooden | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

In retirement, Pope Benedict XVI follows a daily schedule similar to that of any retired bishop or religious: He prays, reads, strolls, talks with people and offers them spiritual advice, the Vatican spokesman said.

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Queen Elizabeth to visit Pope Francis at Vatican on April 3

Queen Elizabeth to visit Pope Francis at Vatican on April 3

| Simon Caldwell | February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Queen of England will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, Buckingham Palace announced.

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‘We are the pro-life generation,’ say millennials at national march

‘We are the pro-life generation,’ say millennials at national march

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Minnesota youth among those standing up for life in the nation’s capital

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