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Pope falls, not hurt at Mass; says God shows his greatness in humility

Pope falls, not hurt at Mass; says God shows his greatness in humility

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

God chose to manifest his power not by amazing feats of greatness but rather through small acts of humility, choosing to enter the world as a child born of a woman, Pope Francis said.

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‘The world is at war,’ but religions are not, pope says on way to Krakow

‘The world is at war,’ but religions are not, pope says on way to Krakow

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 27, 2016 | 4 Comments

The world, not religion, is waging a war in pieces, Pope Francis said.

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Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Poland’s memory and identity are the two catalysts that will lead the country forward and turn hopeless situations — such as those facing migrants — into opportunities for future generations, Pope Francis said.

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Interfaith service a chance for quiet reflection amid convention bustle

Interfaith service a chance for quiet reflection amid convention bustle

| Lou Baldwin | July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visitors to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention who might have wandered into the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul July 25 were given a respite of quiet interfaith prayer, away from the noisy exuberance and sometimes controversy that are part and parcel of a national political convention.

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Pope asks WYD pilgrims to accompany him with prayers during visit

Pope asks WYD pilgrims to accompany him with prayers during visit

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

With his visit to World Youth Day only a few days away, Pope Francis asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, with prayers.

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Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

| Cindy Wooden | July 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of “absurd violence” added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.

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Clinton’s VP pick, a Catholic born in St. Paul, faces criticism for his stand on abortion

Clinton’s VP pick, a Catholic born in St. Paul, faces criticism for his stand on abortion

| Colleen Dulle | July 25, 2016 | 7 Comments

Only a week after Donald Trump chose as his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who was raised a Catholic and today is evangelical, Hillary Clinton chose as her vice presidential running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, a practicing Catholic who has never lost an election, as her vice presidential running mate.

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Pope encourages Neocatechumenal Way to keep co-founder’s spirit alive

Pope encourages Neocatechumenal Way to keep co-founder’s spirit alive

| July 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

“I give thanks to the Lord for the witness of this woman, animated by a sincere love for the church, who has spent her life in the announcement of the Good News in every place, as well as those far away, never forgetting the most marginalized people,” the pope said in written message July 20.

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Church leaders gather before AIDS conference, focus on children, stigma

Church leaders gather before AIDS conference, focus on children, stigma

| Bronwen Dachs | July 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

One-third of HIV-positive children “die before their first birthday, and half before their second birthday,” so Catholic groups are advocating for changes in treatment, said Msgr. Robert Vitillo, Caritas Internationalis special adviser on HIV and health.

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Churches among those swept up in Pokemon Go craze

Churches among those swept up in Pokemon Go craze

| Jennifer Brinker | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since its release in the United States July 6, Pokemon Go has quickly become a cultural phenomenon.

In the first week, the mobile game attracted nearly 21 million users, according to data from Survey Monkey, making it the most popular app in U.S. history.

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Priest’s prayer reminds GOP convention of importance of all human life

Priest’s prayer reminds GOP convention of importance of all human life

| Dennis Sadowski | July 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

When Msgr. Kieran Harrington delivered the invocation on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, it wasn’t just a coincidence that he ended up on the same stage where high-scale politics would dominate for four days.

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Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

One goal of a July 13 event at the United Nations on human trafficking was “to make real the faces of the nearly 2 million children and youth who are presently being trafficked,” said the Vatican’s U.N. nuncio.

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