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Notre Dame Cathedral fire a reminder of need for sacred spaces

Notre Dame Cathedral fire a reminder of need for sacred spaces

| April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Johan van Parys, director of liturgy and the sacred arts at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, realized tears were running down his cheeks as he watched televised coverage of Notre Dame Cathedral burning in Paris.

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Justices lean toward including citizenship question in next census

Justices lean toward including citizenship question in next census

| Carol Zimmermann | April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

During April 23 oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the majority of justices seemed in favor of an added question about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire.

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Parish’s Pastoral Migratoria ministry helps immigrants become citizens

Parish’s Pastoral Migratoria ministry helps immigrants become citizens

| Joyce Duriga | April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Evelyn Antonio talks about what becoming a U.S. citizen has meant to her, she gets tears in her eyes.

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Memorial service marks 20th anniversary of shooting rampage at Columbine

Memorial service marks 20th anniversary of shooting rampage at Columbine

| April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

After two students at Columbine High School went on a shooting rampage April 20, 1999, killing 12 students and one teacher and injuring two dozen more, then-principal Frank DeAngelis, a lifelong Catholic, began to question his faith, wondering “how could God possibly let this happen?”

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Cardinal criticizes Sri Lankan government for not taking precautions

Cardinal criticizes Sri Lankan government for not taking precautions

| Michael Sainsbury | April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has blamed the country’s authorities for the security lapse he claims could have prevented Easter bombings, in which the death toll surpassed 320.

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Continuing Easter celebrations, pope again prays for Sri Lanka

Continuing Easter celebrations, pope again prays for Sri Lanka

| Cindy Wooden | April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Easter Monday, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in praying for the hundreds of people who died or were injured in bomb blasts the previous day in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan attacks are the latest in series of Easter-related incidents

Sri Lankan attacks are the latest in series of Easter-related incidents

| April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

At least 290 people were killed and more than 500 injured in Easter attacks on three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka. The bombings were the latest in a string of Easter season bombings by extremists.

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USCCB president decries terrorist bombings of Sri Lanka churches, hotels

USCCB president decries terrorist bombings of Sri Lanka churches, hotels

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops termed as “a great evil” the Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka targeting the country’s minority Christian community as worshippers packed three churches.

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Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter

Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.

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At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

| Cindy Wooden | April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.

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New York fundraising effort started to help restore Notre Dame Cathedral

New York fundraising effort started to help restore Notre Dame Cathedral

| April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said he named a fundraising effort for the Paris cathedral “From St. Patrick’s to Notre Dame” because he really wanted “to twin our beloved St. Patrick’s Cathedral, America’s parish church here on Fifth Avenue, with Notre Dame.”

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Muslim father, ‘wanting to be part of something,’ joins Catholic Church

Muslim father, ‘wanting to be part of something,’ joins Catholic Church

| Linda Reeves | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

After questioning the Islamic tradition he had practiced for a few years, Christopher Booty delved into its history and explored other world religions — which eventually led him to Catholicism.

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