Archive for August, 2020

Building positive family ties with your in-laws

Building positive family ties with your in-laws

| Kate Soucheray | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Family is at the heart of our happiness in life. St. John Paul the Great reminds us, “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” When we have disagreements with family members and in-laws, we can find ourselves in opposition to what our Catholic faith proposes is the building block to living a good and holy life.

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Cross is sign of God’s love, not superstitious ornament, pope says

Cross is sign of God’s love, not superstitious ornament, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Christ’s cross is a powerful symbol of God’s love for humanity and not just a decoration or trinket, Pope Francis said.

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Pope applauds initiatives ahead of world day of prayer for creation

Pope applauds initiatives ahead of world day of prayer for creation

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis encouraged global initiatives for the protection of the environment, especially in Mauritius after a devastating oil spill threatened the livelihood of the island nation’s inhabitants and wildlife.

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Catholic organizations, faithful took part in 2020’s March on Washington

Catholic organizations, faithful took part in 2020’s March on Washington

| Rhina Guidos | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, college student Aalayah Eastmond, of Trinity Washington University, spoke of her dream Aug. 28, at the place where iconic civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech 57 years before.

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Vatican official: Use mercy to transform those who favor abortion

Vatican official: Use mercy to transform those who favor abortion

| Manuel Rueda | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life said Catholic groups need to use mercy and compassion in anti-abortion campaigns as they seek to “transform” those who do not support the rights of unborn children.

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Grown-ups get failing grade for not addressing students’ need for broadband

Grown-ups get failing grade for not addressing students’ need for broadband

| Mark Pattison | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The middle of March was not that long ago. That’s when the coronavirus pandemic was declared.

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Misery of slavery remains, Archbishop Gregory tells Notre Dame students

Misery of slavery remains, Archbishop Gregory tells Notre Dame students

| Josephine von Dohlen | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a class within an anti-racism course at the University of Notre Dame, Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory spoke in a teleconference call to students, faculty and alumni about the moral imperative of opposing racism.

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Archbishop says nation is at ‘pivotal juncture’ in racial justice struggle

Archbishop says nation is at ‘pivotal juncture’ in racial justice struggle

| Richard Szczepanowski | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Celebrating an Aug. 28 Mass to mark the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s historic March on Washington, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory urged Catholics to continue the dream of the late civil rights leader and to work for reconciliation and unity building.

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Hurricane destroys Louisiana churches, closes schools, displaces priests

Hurricane destroys Louisiana churches, closes schools, displaces priests

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Laura destroyed six churches in the Diocese of Lake Charles, left a dozen others “highly compromised” and did heavy damage to chancery offices.

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Famed Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson dies at 78

Famed Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson dies at 78

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

John Thompson, the Hall of Fame college basketball coach who guided Georgetown University in Washington to a national championship in 1984, died Aug. 31 at age 78. No cause of death was given.

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Pope to take his post-pandemic pleas to global stage

Pope to take his post-pandemic pleas to global stage

| Cindy Wooden | August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

When he addresses, via video message, the U.N. General Assembly Sept. 15, Pope Francis is expected to speak about using the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to rethink economic, political and environmental policies in a way that will benefit humanity and the earth.

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New Orleans renames street to honor longtime Xavier U. president

New Orleans renames street to honor longtime Xavier U. president

| Peter Finney Jr. | August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously Aug. 20 to rename Jefferson Davis Parkway, which since 1911 had paid homage to the slaveholding president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, in honor of Norman C. Francis, who served for nearly a half-century as president of Xavier University of Louisiana.

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