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Pew study finds women generally more religious than men

Pew study finds women generally more religious than men

| Dennis Sadowski | March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Women, especially among Christians around the world, generally are more devout than men when standard measures of religious commitment are considered, a Pew Research Center study found.

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Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday with young refugees

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday with young refugees

| Cindy Wooden | March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper with young refugees in Castelnuovo di Porto, about 15 miles north of Rome.

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Pope condemns ‘blind violence,’ offers prayers after Brussels attacks

Pope condemns ‘blind violence,’ offers prayers after Brussels attacks

| Cindy Wooden | March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, condemning the “blind violence” of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, offered his prayers to the victims, the injured, their families and all those offering assistance in the aftermath of the bombings.

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Muslim restorers feel history in work on mosaics above Jesus’ burial site

Muslim restorers feel history in work on mosaics above Jesus’ burial site

| Judith Sudilovsky | March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s quiet and dark in the cavernous gallery above Jesus’ burial place in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

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U.S. charities worry about impact of Zika spread in impoverished Haiti

U.S. charities worry about impact of Zika spread in impoverished Haiti

| Tom Tracy | March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

U.S.-based charities with humanitarian projects in the Americas worry the spread of the Zika virus could lead the fragile nation of Haiti to experience a spike in the kind of birth defects associated with Zika virus outbreak underway in Brazil.

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Kerry says Islamic State is committing genocide against minorities

Kerry says Islamic State is committing genocide against minorities

| Barb Fraze | March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

“By joining its voice to that of the House of Representatives, the American people and the international community, the United States today makes clear to ISIS that its attempt to stamp out religious minorities must cease,” Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in a statement. “The United States and the world are united on this and simply will not look the other way.”

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Crux website to partner with Knights after Boston Globe pulls plug

Crux website to partner with Knights after Boston Globe pulls plug

| Mark Pattison | March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Crux, an online news feed about the Catholic world established a year and a half ago by the Boston Globe, will get a new partner effective April 1 after the Globe announced March 11 that it would cut ties with Crux.

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Pope Benedict: Yearning for mercy is sign of longing for God’s love

Pope Benedict: Yearning for mercy is sign of longing for God’s love

| Cindy Wooden | March 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

Although he lives a relatively hidden life in a villa in the Vatican Gardens, retired Pope Benedict XVI continues to study modern theological questions and, occasionally, to comment on them publicly.

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Bishops urge action to quell ‘ever-growing crisis’ of opioid addiction

Bishops urge action to quell ‘ever-growing crisis’ of opioid addiction

| Mark Labbe | March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

With Massachusetts facing a growing epidemic of opioid addiction, the Massachusetts Catholic bishops have urged actions be taken to quell the epidemic.

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Pro-life women’s group prepares for March 23 rally outside Supreme Court

Pro-life women’s group prepares for March 23 rally outside Supreme Court

| Kurt Jensen | March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Meg McDonnell, executive director of Women Speak for Themselves, was on the phone, testing out a chant for a March 23 Supreme Court rally.

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Father Elizondo, nationally known Notre Dame theology professor, dies

Father Elizondo, nationally known Notre Dame theology professor, dies

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Virgilio Elizondo, a nationally known professor of pastoral and Hispanic theology at the University of Notre Dame and founder of what is today the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio, was found dead in his home the afternoon of March 14. He was 80.

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Obama announces Supreme Court nominee, puts ball in Senate’s ‘court’

Obama announces Supreme Court nominee, puts ball in Senate’s ‘court’

| March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

When President Barack Obama announced Judge Merrick Garland as his Supreme Court nominee in the White House Rose Garden March 16, his praise for the candidate was coupled with an urgent plea that members of the U.S. Senate give Garland a fair chance. The president said he took seriously his responsibility to find a nominee […]

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