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Black Catholics at congress urged to ‘listen, learn, think, act and pray’

Black Catholics at congress urged to ‘listen, learn, think, act and pray’

| July 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than 2,000 converged on Orlando July 6-9 for the 12th National Black Catholic Congress where speakers — clergy, lay and religious — addressed a variety of topics and concerns facing black communities and families, while urging those present to take an active, enthusiastic role in living out the Gospel as just disciples of Christ.

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Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

| July 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

Archbishop Hebda described the convocation as “a great opportunity to bring people together from broad backgrounds, to have the opportunity to explore the present state of the Church in the United States, and to hear about what’s being done in other places to promote missionary discipleship.”

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It’s an exciting time to be an evangelist, convocation delegates told

It’s an exciting time to be an evangelist, convocation delegates told

| Carol Zimmermann | July 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

“The saints always loved a good fight and we should like a good fight too,” said keynote speaker Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles.

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For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

The convocation, years in planning, was the first time in a century that the bishops convened Church leaders to respond to social and spiritual quandaries that have left millions of people drifting on the margins of society.

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Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is clear, Pope Francis said. “They [gay people] must not be discriminated against. They must be respected, pastorally accompanied.”

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‘God is here to grieve with us,’ says priest aiding grieving families

‘God is here to grieve with us,’ says priest aiding grieving families

| Jean Gonzalez | June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Jorge Torres admits he has shed a lot of tears since June 12.

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Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack

Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack

| Joe Ruff | June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Members of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn prayed June 16 for Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida, his father and mother, Matthew and Melissa, and sister, 4-year-old Ella, during a regularly scheduled morning Mass and special rosary.

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Bishops, others offer consolation, resolve after Orlando shootings

Bishops, others offer consolation, resolve after Orlando shootings

| June 20, 2016 | 4 Comments

Bishops of dioceses which themselves fell victim to mass shootings in recent years were among the flood of Catholic leaders offering condolences and consolation to survivors and family members of the victims of the mass shooting June 12 at a gay nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida.

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First Puerto Rican victim of Orlando mass shooting laid to rest at home

First Puerto Rican victim of Orlando mass shooting laid to rest at home

| Wallice de la Vega | June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Songs blared June 18 while a white horse-drawn hearse and a weeping crowd departed Barriada Esperanza sector of Guanica with the body of Angel Candelario Padro.

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We must recognize dignity of all, Orlando bishop says at prayer vigil

We must recognize dignity of all, Orlando bishop says at prayer vigil

| Christine Young and Teresa Peterson | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Our presence here tonight is a symbol of hope. We come to pray,” said Bishop Noonan of Orlando.

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‘A sword has pierced heart’ of city, says Orlando bishop about shooting

‘A sword has pierced heart’ of city, says Orlando bishop about shooting

| June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

Throughout the day June 12, church personnel were helping victims and families “on the front lines of this tragedy,” Bishop John Noonan of Orlando said. “They are offering God’s love and mercy to those who are facing unimaginable sorrow. They will remain vigilant and responsive to the needs of our hurting brothers and sisters.”

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Pope offers prayers for Orlando victims of ‘terrible, absurd violence’

Pope offers prayers for Orlando victims of ‘terrible, absurd violence’

| Cindy Wooden | June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis offered prayers for the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, and expressed hope that people would find ways to identify and uproot “the causes of such terrible and absurd violence.”

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