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Krakow in Capital festival brings World Youth Day to Washington

Krakow in Capital festival brings World Youth Day to Washington

| Kelly Seegers | July 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

About 1,300 young adults gathered in the nation’s capital for prayer, catechesis, fellowship, and a taste of Polish culture, an event designed for those who could not attend World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.

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Pope urges World Youth Day volunteers to be ‘hope of the future’

Pope urges World Youth Day volunteers to be ‘hope of the future’

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis thanked World Youth Day organizers and volunteers and urged them to be “the hope of the future.”

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Don’t tuck life away, take risks, pope tells young people

Don’t tuck life away, take risks, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Take risks and do not let life’s obstacles get in the way of encountering the true joy and life that Jesus can give, Pope Francis told more than 1 million young people.

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No room for benchwarmers, make history, pope tells youths at vigil

No room for benchwarmers, make history, pope tells youths at vigil

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told young people they are not called to be couch potatoes, living boring lives, but should leave their mark in history and not let others determine their future.

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‘Go out,’ keep writing Gospel of mercy, pope tells clergy, religious

‘Go out,’ keep writing Gospel of mercy, pope tells clergy, religious

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic priests and nuns must renounce their personal interests and create a church that “goes into the world” with “living writers of the Gospel,” Pope Francis said.

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Pope Francis: Cruelty did not end at Auschwitz; it continues today

Pope Francis: Cruelty did not end at Auschwitz; it continues today

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Humankind’s cruelty did not end with the Holocaust, but rages on in the suffering of those living through war, homelessness and persecution, Pope Francis said.

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World Youth Day volunteers quiz pope, get advice during special luncheon

World Youth Day volunteers quiz pope, get advice during special luncheon

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has a “stomach of iron” and considers the German Richard Wagner his favorite composer, said young Catholics who lunched privately with him July 30 during World Youth Day.

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Pope tells very ill kids ‘no easy answers’ to questions on suffering

Pope tells very ill kids ‘no easy answers’ to questions on suffering

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Questions about suffering have “no easy answers,” Pope Francis said in a visit to Children’s University Hospital.

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Pro-life Democrats have message for party: ‘Bring us into your big tent’

Pro-life Democrats have message for party: ‘Bring us into your big tent’

| Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans | July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

At a time when the official party platform advocates for removing current legislative restrictions on obtaining abortions, pro-life Democrats came to Philadelphia with a counter message: You can’t win big without us.

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Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said

Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said

| Carol Zimmermann | July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Father Jacques Hamel’s gruesome murder in northern France July 26 — by men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State — prompted sorrow and outrage from Muslim leaders around the world.

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Kenyan priest visible link of faith, friendship in Kitui partnership

Kenyan priest visible link of faith, friendship in Kitui partnership

| Susan Klemond | July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Mutui, 53, arrived on his fourth visit to the Twin Cities in November. He is the first participant in a personnel exchange between Minnesotans and Kenyans in the nearly 12-year-old diocesan partnership involving growing friendships and correspondence, regular delegation visits and developing water resources for the semi-arid area of Kitui.

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Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

| July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

“Everybody’s just going hungry,” said Father Greg Schaffer, pastor of Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela, who last month was named vicar general of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana. “You go to the grocery store and the shelves are bare.”

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