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Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the Mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it.

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Catholic school students pray for mosque shooting victims, peace

Catholic school students pray for mosque shooting victims, peace

| Carol Zimmermann | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

A week after the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and almost 9,000 miles away from this tragedy, Catholic school students in Maryland gathered to pray for the victims and to recommit themselves to ending hate.

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Co-creators of pro-life film say God planned film ‘for such a time as now’

Co-creators of pro-life film say God planned film ‘for such a time as now’

| Natalie Hoefer | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

As introductions were made and basic information was gathered, the voices of Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon were jovial and lighthearted.

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Convert now, don’t be spiritually lazy, pope says

Convert now, don’t be spiritually lazy, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

God is patient and merciful, but people should not put off their conversion because they never know how long they will live, Pope Francis said.

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Trump calls on universities to protect ‘free, open debate’ on campuses

Trump calls on universities to protect ‘free, open debate’ on campuses

| Julie Asher | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, praised President Donald Trump March 21 for taking seriously the assaults she said conservative groups are facing on campuses around the country.

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Austrian bishops become third conference to divest from fossil fuels

Austrian bishops become third conference to divest from fossil fuels

| March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Austrian bishops’ conference is the most recent Catholic institution to say it will divest from fossil fuels.

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More help needed for those who feel cursed, possessed, says exorcist

More help needed for those who feel cursed, possessed, says exorcist

| Carol Glatz | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church, through its priests, deacons and lay experts, must do more to listen to, comfort and assist those who feel troubled, tempted, cursed or possessed, said an Italian exorcist.

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Montreal rector released from hospital; suspect evaluated

Montreal rector released from hospital; suspect evaluated

| Francois Gloutnay | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Claude Grou, rector of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, seen June 4, 2018, was wounded March 22, 2019, after being stabbed during a televised Mass in the crypt of the oratory.

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New school choice federal tax credit bill introduced in House, Senate

New school choice federal tax credit bill introduced in House, Senate

| Jacob Comello | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new piece of legislation endorsed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could put Catholic or other religious schools within reach of many families who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

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Cardinal leaves hospital, continues recovery in rehabilitation program

Cardinal leaves hospital, continues recovery in rehabilitation program

| James Ramos | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

After being hospitalized after suffering a stroke while praying the Stations of the Cross March 15, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was discharged March 20 from St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and was transferred to a nearby rehabilitation program.

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Pope to sign letter to young people at popular Marian sanctuary

Pope to sign letter to young people at popular Marian sanctuary

| Carol Glatz | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The place Pope Francis chose to sign his letter to young people is an important and popular sanctuary housing the Holy House of Loreto.

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Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than half of U.S. Catholics say they are very concerned about the persecution of Christians around the world, with this 58 percent figure up by 17 percent from a similar poll a year ago.

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