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04/22/2017 at 19:12. Facebook
Pope Francis on Saturday told a story of a woman whose throat was slit by terrorists for her refusal to renounce Christianity. “So many Christian communities are the object of persecution today! Why? Because of the hatred of the spirit of this world.”
Pope Francis on Saturday told a story of a woman whose throat

Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God’s love

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04/22/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
Our "Word to Life" series on Sunday's readings always relates Scripture to real life. Read this week's column [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, April 23, 2017

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04/21/2017 at 19:38. Facebook
In religious orders like the Franciscans, should the brothers hold positions with authority over the priests? The answer could impact clericalism within the church.
In religious orders like the Franciscans should the brothers hold positions with

All hands on deck: Franciscan idea can expand church leadership pool

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04/21/2017 at 16:42. Facebook
The soon-to-retire director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America reflects on three decades of Catholic social teaching. Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]
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04/21/2017 at 14:54. Facebook
Musicians from Germany's Bavaria state play traditional instruments as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 19. (CNS photo/@paul.haring) #StPetersSq #stpeterssquare #vatican #vaticancity #vaticano #PopeFrancis #generalaudience #Wednesdayaudience #religion #faith #musicians #Bavaria #Bavarian #alphorn #alphorns
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04/21/2017 at 14:28. Facebook
“This is not a Christian crisis of concern only to Christians,” Cardinal Wuerl said. “This is a human crisis.”
This is not a Christian crisis of concern only to Christians Cardinal

Make persecution ‘difficult for others to ignore,’ cardinal says

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04/20/2017 at 21:09. Facebook
Large parts of the United States still need missionaries to bring Catholicism to members of the church. The annual Catholic Home Missions national collection April 29-30 aims to assist in that work. Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]
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04/20/2017 at 17:50. Facebook
Why is Pope Francis traveling to Egypt, where Christians are a tiny minority and are barely tolerated? Our Rome bureau asked some experts to explain.
Why is Pope Francis traveling to Egypt where Christians are a tiny

Pope in Egypt: Strengthening weary Christians, reaching out to all

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04/20/2017 at 13:11. Facebook
“Pope Francis always is willing to welcome heads of state who ask.”
“Pope Francis always is willing to welcome heads of state who ask”

Vatican says it would welcome visit by Trump

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04/20/2017 at 12:35. Facebook
Francisco and Jacinta’s cause for canonization was stalled for decades due to a debate on whether non-martyred children have the capacity to understand heroic virtues at a young age.
Francisco and Jacintas cause for canonization was stalled for decades due to

Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

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04/19/2017 at 22:37. Facebook
The high court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a church-state case from Missouri on public funding of school playgrounds. Some view it as a major religious liberty issue.
The high court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a churchstate case from

Supreme Court seems to lean toward church in Lutheran playground case

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04/19/2017 at 21:04. Facebook
A woman reaches as far as she can hoping to shake hands with Pope Francis during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 19. (CNS photo/@paul.haring) #StPetersSq #stpeterssquare #vatican #vaticancity #vaticano #PopeFrancis #generalaudience #Wednesdayaudience #religion #faith
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04/19/2017 at 19:47. Facebook
Do you think this action by Georgetown University and the Jesuits goes far enough in making up for their involvement in slavery?
Do you think this action by Georgetown University and the Jesuits goes

Georgetown University, Jesuits apologize for roles in sale of slaves

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04/19/2017 at 17:53. Facebook
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04/19/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
Easter flowers are seen as Pope Francis leaves his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 19. On Easter Sunday, for the 30th year in a row, Dutch farmers and florists blanketed the area around the altar with grass and 35,000 flowers and plants: lilies, roses, tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, birch and linden. (CNS photo/@paul.haring) #StPetersSq #stpeterssquare #vatican...
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04/19/2017 at 14:17. Facebook
Pope Francis, during his first general audience after Easter, said Christianity is not so much about what we do, but what God has done for us in Christ. Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]
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04/19/2017 at 13:53. Facebook
A Swiss Guard stands next to Easter flowers as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 19. On Easter Sunday, for the 30th year in a row, Dutch farmers and florists blanketed the area around the altar with grass and 35,000 flowers and plants: lilies, roses, tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, birch and linden. (CNS photo/@paul.haring) #StPetersSq...
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04/18/2017 at 20:27. Facebook
Guided by Pope Francis' 2013 exhortation on spreading the Gospel, a major national convocation this summer will look at how the pope's message applies in the United States and examine how to provide unity around the message of Christ to all U.S. Catholics.
Guided by Pope Francis 2013 exhortation on spreading the Gospel a major

Not just another ‘trade meeting,’ convocation seeks to unify U.S. church

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04/18/2017 at 17:17. Facebook
Did you know that even before the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children, they twice saw an angel but told no one? Read about the other things the children saw.
Did you know that even before the first apparition of Our Lady

Fatima at 100: Story of apparitions continues to attract attention

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04/18/2017 at 15:16. Facebook
Did you remember to wish Pope Benedict a happy 90th birthday?
Did you remember to wish Pope Benedict a happy 90th birthday

Pope Benedict celebrates birthday with Bavarian guests, beer, pretzels

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