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Pope joins interreligious prayer, begging God to end pandemic

Pope joins interreligious prayer, begging God to end pandemic

| Cindy Wooden | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

At a time of global “tragedy and suffering” because of the coronavirus, and in view of the long-term impact it will have, believers of every religion should beg mercy from the one God and father of all, Pope Francis said.

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Tragedy, Contingency, and a Deeper Sense of God

Tragedy, Contingency, and a Deeper Sense of God

| Bishop Robert Barron | April 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have lived in Santa Barbara, California for the past four years. In that brief time, my neighbors and I have experienced a number of real tragedies. Just over two years ago, the terrible Thomas Fire broke out in my pastoral region, in the vicinity of Thomas Aquinas College (hence the name). For a frightening month it made its devastating way from Santa Paula through Ventura, Carpenteria, Montecito, and eventually commenced to devour the foliage on the hills just north of my home.

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‘Conquer bitterness with sacrificial love,’ bishop tells Virginians

‘Conquer bitterness with sacrificial love,’ bishop tells Virginians

| Brian T. Olszewski | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Richmond celebrated Masses at St. Gregory the Great and St. John the Apostle churches in Virginia Beach June 2, two days after 12 people were killed in the city’s Municipal Center.

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Do not let hate, violence ‘have the last word,’ says Las Vegas bishop

Do not let hate, violence ‘have the last word,’ says Las Vegas bishop

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

At an emotional interfaith prayer service at Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas Bishop Joseph Pepe told those filling the pews Oct. 2 that “in the face of tragedy we need each other.”

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Principal knows pain of violence

Principal knows pain of violence

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tragedy is never expected. It surprises you, takes your breath away, causes you to mourn deeply and to see the presence of God. We know at Ascension Parish.

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Savage youth count blessings in midst of bus tragedy

Savage youth count blessings in midst of bus tragedy

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

What could have been a terrible tragedy involving a bus full of youth from St. John the Baptist in Savage instead had the marks of divine intervention thanks to a quick-thinking youth leader who’d never driven a bus before and an amazing set of circumstances.

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