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Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always, pope says

Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 7, 2017 | 3 Comments

Christians should care about reading God’s messages in the Bible as much as they care about checking messages on their cellphones, Pope Francis said.

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California Catholic high school makes millions from Snapchat investment

California Catholic high school makes millions from Snapchat investment

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

A California Catholic high school did away with future car washes and pizza kit sales March 2 when the $15,000 investment it made with Snap Inc., the company that developed the messaging app Snapchat, sold shares to the public and the school stepped into a windfall of at least $24 million.

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Trump signs new executive order on refugees, excludes Iraq from ban

Trump signs new executive order on refugees, excludes Iraq from ban

| Mark Pattison | March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s new executive order temporarily banning refugees from certain majority-Muslim countries, signed March 6, now excludes Iraq from the ban.

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Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faith is a continuing path of growth and maturity that cannot progress without the presence of temptations, Pope Francis told priests of the Diocese of Rome.

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Abuse survivor quits papal body, citing Vatican resistance to safeguarding

Abuse survivor quits papal body, citing Vatican resistance to safeguarding

| Carol Glatz | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the founding members and the last remaining abuse survivor on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has quit over what she described as resistance coming from Vatican offices against implementing recommendations.

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President honors spirit of Notre Dame student with rare disease

President honors spirit of Notre Dame student with rare disease

| Dennis Sadowski | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Megan Crowley, a University of Notre Dame student born with a rare disease, was recognized by President Donald Trump during his address to a joint session of Congress.

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Kentucky high school senior invited to attend Trump’s address to Congress

Kentucky high school senior invited to attend Trump’s address to Congress

| Ruby Thomas | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

When President Donald Trump delivered his first address before a joint session of Congress Feb. 28, Emma Nunn, a senior at Assumption High School in Louisville, was in the audience.

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Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin

Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lent is a time to receive God’s breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity, Pope Francis said.

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Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick’s Day dispensation

Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick’s Day dispensation

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, as it does about every seven years, the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays collides with the long-held tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage.

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Local bishop says again Mary is not appearing in Medjugorje

Local bishop says again Mary is not appearing in Medjugorje

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Virgin Mary has not appeared in Medjugorje,” said Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, the diocese in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which includes Medjugorje.

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Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said.

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Pope to priests: Defend marriage ministering to those in irregular unions

Pope to priests: Defend marriage ministering to those in irregular unions

| Carol Glatz | February 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

Reaching out to and guiding couples in cohabitation with tenderness and compassion is essential to promoting and defending the sanctity of marriage, Pope Francis said.

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