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02/17/2017 at 18:16. Facebook
Visiting a university in Rome, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of dialogue, complained about people staring at their smartphones instead of engaging with people around them, and said society is losing a sense of social coexistence. Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]

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02/17/2017 at 15:13. Facebook
“It necessary to tone it down a bit, to talk less and listen more,” Pope Francis told university students and staff. He also urged less time on smartphones and said politicians should quit interrupting each other in debates.

Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

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02/17/2017 at 14:17. Facebook
“We express our fervent hope that with new leadership in the executive branch, basic protections for religious practice may be restored and even strengthened.”

USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

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02/16/2017 at 17:12. Facebook
The Mexican and American bishops who issued this statement are not supporting illegal immigration. They are just saying that all people, no matter what their citizenship, deserve to be treated with dignity as our brothers and sisters in Christ. Agreed?

Border bishops call for dignity regardless of ‘migration condition’

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02/16/2017 at 14:48. Facebook
Strong words from Pope Francis in his morning Mass homily about war and arms trafficking.

God will ask an account for blood spilled in today’s wars, pope says

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02/15/2017 at 19:04. Facebook
"We must repeat it like a prayer: God loves me. I am sure that God loves me!” Pope Francis said at this week's Wednesday general audience at the Vatican. Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]
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02/15/2017 at 17:39. Facebook
Cardinal Burke, a former archbishop of St. Louis and now a Vatican cardinal, arrived Wednesday in Guam, where the local archbishop is accused of abusing four boys in the 1970s.

Cardinal Burke presiding over trial investigating Guam archbishop

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02/15/2017 at 15:16. Facebook
Pope Francis met with representatives of indigenous peoples from around the world and stressed balancing the need for development with the rights of native peoples.

Consult, respect indigenous peoples and their land, pope says

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02/15/2017 at 14:26. Facebook
Why does the Bible call on Christians to boast when we're all taught as youngsters not to? Pope Francis explained during this week's general audience.

Even in dark times, never lose hope in God’s love, pope says

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02/14/2017 at 22:06. Facebook
In this centenary of the apparitions at Fatima, Pope Francis will visit the site in Portugal. Some hope he will canonize two of the three visionaries while he's there.

Diocesan phase of Fatima visionary’s sainthood cause completed

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02/14/2017 at 16:51. Facebook
An Ethiopic prayer scroll, commonly known as a "magic" scroll, is seen at Mullen Library on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington. The university is the holder of the fifth largest collection of Ethiopian Christian manuscripts in the United States and the largest collection of Ethiopian Islamic manuscripts outside Ethiopia. A massive donation of religious manuscripts...
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02/14/2017 at 15:43. Facebook
“Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis' exhortation released last April after the 2014 and 2015 synods on the family at the Vatican, has been much debated in the church by those trying to interpret its stance on sacraments for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. Today a top Vatican cardinal weighed in with an official -- and highly nuanced -- explanation.

Vatican canon law official explains provisions of ‘Amoris Laetitia’

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02/14/2017 at 14:42. Facebook
Earlier it seemed imminent that President Trump would sign an executive order on religious freedom. What happened?

Stalled action on proposed religious freedom order raises concerns

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02/13/2017 at 22:47. Facebook
“Whatever your politics, the current administration proclaims some understanding or belief in support of school choice.”

NCEA leader says school choice support can help Catholic parents

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02/13/2017 at 21:22. Facebook
A professor and students at The Catholic University of America in Washington get a unique opportunity to research one of North America's largest collections of Ethiopian religious manuscripts, thanks to a massive donation. Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]
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02/13/2017 at 17:44. Facebook
People insult each other too easily, Pope Francis said at his Sunday Angelus. While insults are not as serious as murder, he said, they too are offenses to human dignity that Christ has forbidden. "One who insults his brother kills his brother in his heart." Get the full story here: [ Wp.me Link ]
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02/13/2017 at 16:25. Facebook
#PopeFrancis said that a clerical sex abuse survivor's personal testimony about his suffering was "necessary, invaluable and courageous.”

Pope praises abuse survivor for breaking silence

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02/13/2017 at 14:23. Facebook
The Vatican still hasn't approved the authenticity of the reported Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, but Pope Francis is sending a Polish archbishop there to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and the thousands and thousands of pilgrims who flock there every year.

Pope names envoy to study pastoral care of faithful in Medjugorje

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Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 12, 2017

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