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Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn

| Cindy Wooden | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, who was convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse.

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Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

| Patricia Zapor | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it takes up same-sex marriage cases from four states April 28, the Supreme Court will officially be considering just two constitutional questions.

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Claim your heritage, work for peace, women tell one another at meeting

Claim your heritage, work for peace, women tell one another at meeting

| Cindy Wooden | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Throughout history and around the globe, Christian, Muslim and Jewish women have been inspired by their faith to boldly and creatively engage in conflict resolution, peacemaking and reconciliation, said speakers at a conference in Rome.

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Nigerian cardinal: God will answer prayers for rescue of schoolgirls

Nigerian cardinal: God will answer prayers for rescue of schoolgirls

| Peter Ajayi Dada | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A year after more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped, Lagos Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie said he believed that “God will answer our prayers” for their return.

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Masters champion, product of Dallas Jesuit prep school, remains humble

Masters champion, product of Dallas Jesuit prep school, remains humble

| Seth Gonzales | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even after becoming the toast of the sports world, golfer Jordan Spieth, a 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit graduate, remained humble and down-to-earth as he worked the crowds at Augusta, handled the media, and bantered with morning and late night talk show hosts after his historic win.

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European countries distinguish between religious, civil marriages

European countries distinguish between religious, civil marriages

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

As some in the United States consider whether religious and civil marriages should be separated, they might look to practices in Europe, where most countries have long distinguished between the two.

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Pope receives fine-art Bible created to ‘ignite spiritual imagination’

Pope receives fine-art Bible created to ‘ignite spiritual imagination’

| Laura Ieraci | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Military tanks, oil derricks and cancer cells are among the contemporary depictions of the afflictions prefigured by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in a fine-art edition of the Book of Revelation given to Pope Francis.

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Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

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Gender theory is the problem, not solution, pope says

Gender theory is the problem, not solution, pope says

| Carol Glatz | April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eradicating male and female identities does nothing to solve the problem of unfair or disrespectful treatment based on people’s gender, Pope Francis said.

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Christians in Yemen keep low profile but continue to pray, bishop says

Christians in Yemen keep low profile but continue to pray, bishop says

| Elliot Williams | April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The few Christians remaining in war-torn Yemen gather for liturgies and prayer meetings in the basement of a villa in the city of Sanaa where they remain “invisible” in order to stay safe, Bishop Paul Hinder told Vatican Radio April 13.

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Bishop Loverde seals Holy Door at the national shrine in anticipation of Holy Year of Mercy

Bishop Loverde seals Holy Door at the national shrine in anticipation of Holy Year of Mercy

| Michael F. Flach | April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The door will be opened Dec. 8 at the beginning of the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

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Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive

Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive

| Cindy Wooden | April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

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