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Well-wishers endure long flights, long lines to see their new cardinals

Well-wishers endure long flights, long lines to see their new cardinals

| Carol Glatz | November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Balancing a cup in one hand and a small sandwich over the plastic plate on her lap while a grandchild played on the floor next to her wheelchair, Marie Terese Tobin beamed with joy for all the gifts God has given her.

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Church must know situation of couples it tries to help, pope says

Church must know situation of couples it tries to help, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2016 | 6 Comments

Discerning the best way to help a couple whose marriage has failed is not easy, Pope Francis told a group of bishops, but he said he was certain that with study and prayer they would find ways to help the people entrusted to their care.

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Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following Christ the King, whose regal power is love and mercy, means the whole church and each Christian must “follow his way of tangible love,” Pope Francis said.

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Year of Mercy affirmed dignity, sacredness of human life, pope says

Year of Mercy affirmed dignity, sacredness of human life, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visiting young women rescued from forced prostitution and meeting with a mother inconsolable over the loss of one of her newborn triplets are images from the Year of Mercy that Pope Francis said remain impressed on his heart.

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Time of mercy: Holy doors close, but mission of mercy continues

Time of mercy: Holy doors close, but mission of mercy continues

| Cindy Wooden | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Year of Mercy brought more than 20 million pilgrims to Rome, but for Pope Francis, the idea always was that the celebration of God’s mercy would be local: have people experience God’s love in their parishes and send them out into the world to commit random acts of mercy.

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New cardinals, old traditions at play for Nov. 19 consistory

New cardinals, old traditions at play for Nov. 19 consistory

| Cindy Wooden | November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

In a rather simple prayer service Nov. 19, Pope Francis will create 17 new cardinals and symbolically bind them to ancient church traditions.

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New York state court rules Sheen remains should be transferred to Peoria

New York state court rules Sheen remains should be transferred to Peoria

| Tom Dermody | November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Supreme Court of the State of New York ruled Nov. 17 in favor of the family of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen regarding their request to allow the transfer of the sainthood candidate’s remains to Peoria, where he was raised and ordained a priest.

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For Carolyn Woo, the next step is ‘refirement,’ not retirement

For Carolyn Woo, the next step is ‘refirement,’ not retirement

| Rhina Guidos | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many mornings Carolyn Y. Woo has arrived to the relative solitude of a chapel at the Baltimore headquarters of Catholic Relief Services, and as the bustling city comes to life, she has looked inside the serene space for a particular quiet spot, the place where she arms herself with prayer.

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Promote culture of life, inclusion, hope, pope tells grandparents

Promote culture of life, inclusion, hope, pope tells grandparents

| Carol Glatz | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a world that glorifies physical strength and appearances, grandparents must uphold the values that really matter and bring hope and wisdom to younger generations, Pope Francis said.

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Church leaders seek to calm fears for migrants worried about Trump

Church leaders seek to calm fears for migrants worried about Trump

| Rhina Guidos | November 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

At a Nov. 14 news conference in Baltimore, Archbishop Jose Gomez talked about the reaction, following the recent outcome of the U.S. presidential election, in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — home to a large number of immigrants, including many Latinos but also immigrants from places such as the Philippines, China, Korea and Vietnam.

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Power struggle in Syria is ‘workshop of cruelty,’ pope says

Power struggle in Syria is ‘workshop of cruelty,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Where there is no tenderness, there is cruelty and what is unfolding in Syria is a veritable “workshop of cruelty,” Pope Francis told governing members of Caritas Internationalis.

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NCCW records a million-plus works of mercy during jubilee year

NCCW records a million-plus works of mercy during jubilee year

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Council of Catholic Women said their members have recorded more than 1 million works of mercy during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.

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