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‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

| Cindy Wooden | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II taught the world that truly great faith and holiness dwell in “the normality of a person who lives in profound communion with Christ,” Pope Francis said in a new book.

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A year more austere

A year more austere

| Liz Kelly | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A colleague of mine recently returned to the U.S. after serving along with his family as missionaries in some of the poorest parts of the world. Their commitment to give away everything they had and follow Jesus into a life of poverty and service was a sincere and moving one.

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Trump’s appearance as March for Life speaker prompts mixed opinions

Trump’s appearance as March for Life speaker prompts mixed opinions

| Julie Asher | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The University of Notre Dame’s O. Carter Snead said it was “a good thing when the president of the United States — whomever he or she may be — attends an event meant to celebrate and defend the intrinsic equal dignity of all persons, born and unborn.”

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Lawsuit charges USCCB misled Catholics about Peter’s Pence collection

Lawsuit charges USCCB misled Catholics about Peter’s Pence collection

| Dennis Sadowski | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Dallas law firm and a Rhode Island parishioner alleged in a federal lawsuit that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops misled donors nationwide regarding the purposes of the annual Peter’s Pence collection.

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Thousands pray, march for right to life

Thousands pray, march for right to life

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

People came by school bus, city and coach buses, in cars and on foot.

More than 3,000 people, filling to standing-room-only the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul Jan. 22 for the annual Prayer Service for Life. 

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USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts

USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts

| January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

While the United States has “come a long way” in addressing racism and injustice, much more remains to be accomplished to achieve the dream of “the beloved community” envisioned by the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said.

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The story of our lives

The story of our lives

| Christina Capecchi | January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’m beginning the new year with a clean office. It seems a good place to start, a practical way to set me up for any other resolutions I make.

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Trebek cites ‘power of prayer’ in accepting Fordham Founders’ Award

Trebek cites ‘power of prayer’ in accepting Fordham Founders’ Award

| January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek and his wife, Jean, received Fordham University’s Founders’ Award at a Jan. 7 reception in Los Angeles.

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Retired pope wants his name removed as co-author of book on celibacy

Retired pope wants his name removed as co-author of book on celibacy

| Cindy Wooden | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican official who coordinated work on the book.

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Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible

Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible

| Carol Glatz | January 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, Pope Francis said.

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The wisdom of ‘I don’t know’

The wisdom of ‘I don’t know’

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

I once read an interview with a pastor who said that the most important thing a parent can say to a child is often, “I don’t know.”

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‘No end in sight to the horror’: Australian bishops respond to fires

‘No end in sight to the horror’: Australian bishops respond to fires

| January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Saying that “there is no end in sight to the horror which confronts us,” Archbishop Mark Coleridge, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said the bishops have implemented a national response to months of wildfires.

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