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Scottish bishop criticizes BBC film for mockery of Eucharist

Scottish bishop criticizes BBC film for mockery of Eucharist

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Scottish bishop has criticized the BBC for making a film that describes the Eucharist as smelling “like hate.”

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Pope apologizes for ‘serious mistakes’ in judging Chilean abuse cases

Pope apologizes for ‘serious mistakes’ in judging Chilean abuse cases

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a letter to the bishops of Chile, Pope Francis apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the sexual abuse crisis in the country following a recent investigation into allegations concerning Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno.

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Birk’s new initiative encourages purpose in Catholic school athletics

Birk’s new initiative encourages purpose in Catholic school athletics

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Could the intensity of traveling teams be taking the “sport” out of “sports,” especially for young athletes?

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Pope, Christian leaders condemn use of violence against Syria

Pope, Christian leaders condemn use of violence against Syria

| Carol Glatz | April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sharply criticizing a failure to find nonviolent means of bringing peace to Syria and other parts of the world, Pope Francis appealed to world leaders to work for justice and peace.

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Retired pope celebrates 91st birthday

Retired pope celebrates 91st birthday

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI had a “peaceful and familial” 91st birthday April 16, celebrating with his 94-year-old brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who was visiting from Germany, the Vatican said.

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‘Schizoid’ world brags it’s free while chained to greed, pope says

‘Schizoid’ world brags it’s free while chained to greed, pope says

| Carol Glatz | April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christian freedom is being free from worldly ambition, fashion and passion and being open to God’s will, Pope Francis said.

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Killer robots will make war even more inhumane, Vatican official says

Killer robots will make war even more inhumane, Vatican official says

| Carol Glatz | April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Allowing for the development and use of fully automated lethal weapons systems would make warfare even more inhumane and undermine efforts to achieve peace through dialogue, not an arms race, a Vatican representative said.

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Gaudete Et Exsultate

Gaudete Et Exsultate

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Rejoice and Be Glad,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the modern world.”

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Sweden’s Lutherans to let Catholic parish hold Masses in Lund cathedral

Sweden’s Lutherans to let Catholic parish hold Masses in Lund cathedral

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

For the first time in 500 years, Lutherans in Sweden are welcoming Catholics to celebrate Masses in Lund cathedral. The historic cathedral, formerly the site of bitter religious feuding, has become a site of interfaith friendship since Pope Francis held a service there in 2016.

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Documentarian: Vanier’s world of L’Arche communities ‘makes sense to me’

Documentarian: Vanier’s world of L’Arche communities ‘makes sense to me’

| Mark Pattison | April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Randall Wright, who made the film documentary “Summer in the Forest” on the L’Arche communities founded by Canadian Jean Vanier, said Vanier’s world “makes sense to me.”

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Baptism opens door to Holy Spirit’s action, pope says

Baptism opens door to Holy Spirit’s action, pope says

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parents who prefer not to baptize their children in the hopes that they will “understand and ask for baptism” as adults lack faith that the Holy Spirit will act in their child’s life, Pope Francis said.

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Environmental messages take shape in St. Paul art exhibit

Environmental messages take shape in St. Paul art exhibit

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Current events and Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home” have inspired five local artists to depict their environmental concerns in the exhibit “Hope. Earth. Liberation.” at Artista Bottega in St. Paul.

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