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Aid slowly makes its way to thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricane

Aid slowly makes its way to thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricane

| Dennis Sadowski | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Emergency aid slowly began to reach some of the thousands of Haitians displaced by Hurricane Matthew in the country’s picturesque southwest as reports of casualties slowly trickled in from communities cut off by the storm.

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Leaked emails show ‘hostility’ to Catholic Church, some say

Leaked emails show ‘hostility’ to Catholic Church, some say

| Julie Asher | October 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

The chief liaison to Republican nominee Donald Trump for Catholic issues said that emails released Oct. 11 by WikiLeaks “reveal the depths of the hostility of Hillary Clinton and her campaign toward Catholics.”

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Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S.

Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S.

| Cindy Wooden | October 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago; Bishop Kevin Farrell, prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life; and Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis.

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Argentine priest who criticized drug trafficking found dead at his home

Argentine priest who criticized drug trafficking found dead at his home

| David Agren | October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

An outspoken Argentine priest known for denouncing the threat of drug trafficking and warning of rising crime in the northern part of the country was found hanged Oct. 5 in his parish home.

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Colombian president wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end civil war

Colombian president wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end civil war

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even though the people of Colombia rejected the terms of a peace accord ending more than 50 years of civil war, the Nobel committee chose Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Supreme Court examines if racial bias played role in death sentence

Supreme Court examines if racial bias played role in death sentence

| Carol Zimmermann | October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the first week of its new term, the Supreme Court reviewed the extent that racial bias might have played in a 1995 death penalty sentence.

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Pope chooses youths, vocational discernment as theme for next synod

Pope chooses youths, vocational discernment as theme for next synod

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following up on the Synod of Bishops on the family, a synod in 2018 will focus on accompanying young people on the path of faith and in discerning their vocations, the Vatican said.

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Rigid attachment to ideology saddens the Holy Spirit, pope says

Rigid attachment to ideology saddens the Holy Spirit, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

Christians can fall prey to the enchantments of ideology that adhere to rigid requirements yet ignore and sadden the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Church’s mission is to attract people to Christ, not proselytize

Pope: Church’s mission is to attract people to Christ, not proselytize

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to follow the example of St. Therese of Lisieux, who helped draw people to Jesus by way of attraction, not by proselytizing, Pope Francis said.

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Pope to sports world: Don’t cheat people out of joy, benefits of game

Pope to sports world: Don’t cheat people out of joy, benefits of game

| Carol Glatz | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis challenged the sports world to fend off corrupt and manipulative practices and to uphold the values of honesty, fairness and transparency.

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Faith and politics take the stage in last minutes of vice presidential debate

Faith and politics take the stage in last minutes of vice presidential debate

| Carol Zimmermann | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

In opening remarks during the vice presidential candidates’ debate Oct. 4, each candidate alluded to faith, but they didn’t return to how their beliefs influenced their political views until the last 10 minutes of the night.

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The ‘new’ Francis has brought renewal, say followers of beloved saint

The ‘new’ Francis has brought renewal, say followers of beloved saint

| Rhina Guidos | October 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

“We have to acknowledge a renewed Franciscan spirit in our world precisely because of this new Francis who has shaken up the church, shaken up the world and hopefully shaken up all of us,” said Franciscan Father Tom Washburn, referring to Pope Francis during the ritual known as the transitus.

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