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Despite 50 years of ‘War on Poverty,’ prosperity for many seems elusive

Despite 50 years of ‘War on Poverty,’ prosperity for many seems elusive

| Mark Pattison | September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Census Bureau’s new statistics, released Sept. 16, poverty in the United States is down, but only slightly.

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Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried

Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried

| Francis X. Rocca | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a book coming out just before October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell rules out proposed changes to church practice that would allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

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Pope: Don’t leave home without it; take Gospel on the go, to the world

Pope: Don’t leave home without it; take Gospel on the go, to the world

| Carol Glatz | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tuck the Gospel in your pocket and put on your walking shoes to share Christ’s love, peace and joy with the world, Pope Francis said.

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U.S. physician-deacon now in Liberia felt called to help Ebola patients

U.S. physician-deacon now in Liberia felt called to help Ebola patients

| Jessica A. Botelho | September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,784 people, and claimed the lives of more than 2,400 as of Sept. 15. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in history.

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At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women

At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women

| Francis X. Rocca | September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Presiding over the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated marriage as the union of a man and woman playing complementary roles during their common journey through life. “This is what marriage is all about: man and woman walking together, wherein the husband helps his wife to become ever more a […]

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Sistine Chapel weathers fallout from ‘Francis effect’ on attendance

Sistine Chapel weathers fallout from ‘Francis effect’ on attendance

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The “Francis effect” has spilled over into the Sistine Chapel, bringing a surge in visitors but also increasing risks to maintenance of what Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, calls “the world’s chapel.”

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Diocese asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving confessional seal

Diocese asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving confessional seal

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Baton Rouge has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Louisiana Supreme Court decision that a priest may be compelled to testify as to what he heard in the confessional in 2008 concerning an abuse case.

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CRS looks at Central American programs to help fight push factors

CRS looks at Central American programs to help fight push factors

| David Agren | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

At an immigration center for receiving busloads of deportees returning to El Salvador, Catholic Relief Services’ Executive Vice President Joan Rosenhauer spoke with a widowed mother of six children who was awaiting her son.

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Pope mourns murder of three missionary sisters in Burundi

Pope mourns murder of three missionary sisters in Burundi

| Carol Glatz | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis mourned the deaths of three Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary, who were murdered in two separate attacks in their residence in Burundi.

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‘The Amazing Parish’ explores ways to revitalize Catholic communities

‘The Amazing Parish’ explores ways to revitalize Catholic communities

| Nissa LaPoint | September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholic heavyweights behind a Denver-launched parish revitalization movement shared with evangelizers ideas on how to convert the unchurched into front-pew regulars.

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In Google Hangout, pope helps launch worldwide social network

In Google Hangout, pope helps launch worldwide social network

| Carol Glatz | September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The future “is in your heart, it’s in your mind and your hands,” and if people cultivate constructive thoughts and feeling and do good things, “the future will be better.”

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Pastor says vandalism won’t impact relationship with Muslim community

Pastor says vandalism won’t impact relationship with Muslim community

| Sean Gallagher | September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members of St. Bartholomew Parish and two other Protestant communities in Columbus discovered their church buildings vandalized when they arrived for worship the morning of Aug. 31.

All three incidents involved the spray-painted word “Infidels,” and the citing of a chapter and verse from the Quran that relates to the way in which non-Muslims will be punished for their unbelief.

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