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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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Poll: Hispanic Catholics back Clinton; white Catholics split over choices

Poll: Hispanic Catholics back Clinton; white Catholics split over choices

| Mark Pattison | July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hispanic Catholics are solidly behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, while white Catholics are more closely split between Clinton and her presumed Republican challenger, Donald Trump.

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Bishop feels ‘deep ache in my heart’ after fatal shootings of police

Bishop feels ‘deep ache in my heart’ after fatal shootings of police

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Baton Rouge Bishop Robert W. Muench renewed a call for a diocesan-wide week of prayer, fasting and reflection after the latest fatal shootings in the city, which this time took the lives of three law enforcement officers.

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Tens of thousands gather in nation’s capital to celebrate faith in Jesus

Tens of thousands gather in nation’s capital to celebrate faith in Jesus

| Ana Franco-Guzman | July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

About 350,000 people of all faiths gathered together on the National Mall July 16 for “Together 2016” to declare that Jesus changes everything and asking him to “reset the generation.”

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U.S. church urged to turn attention to racism before fractures widen

U.S. church urged to turn attention to racism before fractures widen

| Dennis Sadowski | July 15, 2016 | 4 Comments

Father Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Milwaukee Archdiocese and well-known theologian, knows what it’s like to be watched by police.

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