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Shroud shows what pain Jesus endured

Shroud shows what pain Jesus endured

| John Franko | March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Donald Nohs, who is an expert on the Shroud of Turin, widely believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus, talked to a Pittsburgh audience about the evidence of authenticity for the shroud.

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Vatican security always on high alert after IS threats

Vatican security always on high alert after IS threats

| Cindy Wooden | March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The head of Vatican security said Islamic State militants have threatened the Vatican, but there are no indications of any planned attack.

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18 tips from Pope Francis for confession preparation

18 tips from Pope Francis for confession preparation

| Carol Glatz | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholics should go to confession, the pope said, because everyone needs forgiveness for their sins, for the ways “we think and act contrary to the Gospel.”

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Religious leaders urge action to combat climate change

Religious leaders urge action to combat climate change

| Mark Pattison | February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

Religious leaders from across the faith spectrum gathered Feb. 20 at the Capitol to seek action to combat climate change and to mitigate its effects, whether it be at the federal level or in local communities.

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Jesuit’s kidnapping forces JRS to reassess operations in risky areas

Jesuit’s kidnapping forces JRS to reassess operations in risky areas

| Carol Glatz | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The kidnapping of Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar has made Jesuit Refugee Service reassess the way it operates in many high-risk countries, said an agency official.

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Pope names St. Gregory of Narek a doctor of the church

Pope names St. Gregory of Narek a doctor of the church

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

A 10th-century Armenian monk has been named among the doctors of the church.

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God wants you to find real love — lifelong love — pope tells youths

God wants you to find real love — lifelong love — pope tells youths

| Cindy Wooden | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christianity is not a set of prohibitions, but a “project for life” that can lead to true happiness in building better relationships and a better world, Pope Francis told Catholic young people.

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Pope seeks prayers for Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State

Pope seeks prayers for Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State

| Carol Glatz | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

He offered morning Mass Feb. 17 in the chapel of his residence for the slain Christians he termed “our 21 brother Copts” whose throats had been slit “for the sole reason of being Christians,” and he requested people pray for the victims so “that the Lord welcome them as martyrs.”

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Ukrainian Catholic leader invites pope, says visit could bring peace

Ukrainian Catholic leader invites pope, says visit could bring peace

| Carol Glatz | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church invited Pope Francis to visit the war-torn nation, saying it would help bring peace.

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Survey: 133 percent increase in attacks on religion in past three years

Survey: 133 percent increase in attacks on religion in past three years

| Nate Madden | February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The report, “Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America, 2014 Edition,” chronicles a series of more than 1,300 court cases recently handled or monitored by the institute, a nonprofit legal group that represents plaintiffs who feel their religious liberty has been violated.

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Archbishop says morality clauses are about upholding mission of church

Archbishop says morality clauses are about upholding mission of church

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone told a group of California legislators that he respects their right “to employ or not employ whomever you wish to advance your mission” and expects the same in return.

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Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

| Carol Glatz | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Real fasting isn’t just restricting food choices, it must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in one’s life for those in need and those who have sinned and need healing, Pope Francis said.

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