Faith: Catholic

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    “We got to know our neighbors in the surrounding community in a way we probably wouldn’t have otherwise, because we did all have to work through it together. And so in these last 10 years I would say we have been much more part of the community where we’ve been a building for over a hundred years,” says David duPlantier, dean of Episcopal Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans. More

    August 21, 2015 | Comments

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    The Virgin Mary has been a companion throughout important events in Mexico’s national history, says Monsignor Jorge Antonio Palencia. “Our Lady has accompanied the nation across the foundation, through the independence movement, then through the revolution movement.” More

    August 7, 2015 | Comments

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    “When a monk gives his life to God, he has to express that in a physical way, not just an intellectual way, and singing involves the whole body and the mind and the soul, and so it’s a wonderful way of keeping this relationship between God and the monk,” says Father Cassian, prior of the Benedictine monastic community in Norcia, Italy. More

    July 31, 2015 | Comments

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    With the approval of plans to build the first new Catholic church in over 50 years and Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country in September, there are signs of increasing openness to religious life in Cuba after 50 years of repressive Communist rule. More

    July 24, 2015 | Comments

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    Deep in the bayous of south Louisiana, faith-based activists are trying to help vulnerable groups threatened by the consequences of climate change. More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “Pope Francis is creating new kinds of conversations. This moral guidance, this moral obligation to our children and to future generations is really resonating with people, and he’s doing it with such hope.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “Sea level rises have been measured. They’re verifiable. Climate change is very well documented. The facts are there. You can deny them if you choose to, but we’re seeing the results every day here in south Louisiana, and whether you want to say that’s because of climate change or something else, the effects are very real.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, a Maryknoll priest in Nicaragua suspended by the Vatican for his leftist political activities in the seventies and eighties as part of the theological movement that was known for its radical embrace of the poor over the powerful, believes the Catholic Church under Pope Francis is “more attuned to Jesus.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “Give people job opportunities, give children education, and then you bring them out of poverty. Just giving them condoms and contraceptives will not automatically draw them out of poverty,” says Rev. Joel Jason of the Archdiocese of Manila. But some women say lack of access to family planning and free birth control makes it harder for them to improve their lives. More

    June 12, 2015 | Comments

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    “You have here a silence that just breathes in you the greatness of God,” says Mother Superior Maria Michael of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Walburga, situated among grassy meadows and snow-capped Colorado mountains. More

    June 12, 2015 | Comments

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