Faith: Catholic

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    “In the first thousand years of the Church about 80 popes were made saints. In the next 900 years, just three. There’s this renewed push now to make popes into saints, and that’s not always how it was done in the Church.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

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    “The message of the Gospel is not welfare, is not give my people a better madras or give them some more food. It’s to set them free, and setting them free is this whole movement— right-based, dignity for them, their rights, and empowerment.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

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    “For a lot of people who are not Christian, some of the rituals may seem obscure. The songs, the rituals, the masses, the liturgies—they’re really carrying us through the story so we can experience it anew for ourselves.” More

    April 17, 2014 | Comments

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    President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time this week (March 27).”The principal focus of the meeting was talking about issues of peace, international issues, and also talking about how to help poor people, how to help the marginalized all over the world,” says Father Tom Reese, an authority on the Vatican and senior analyst for National Catholic Reporter. “This is an area where the pope and President Obama are on the same page.” More

    March 28, 2014 | Comments

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    Of all the tourists who go to Israel and its surroundings each year, it’s estimated that more than half of them are Christian pilgrims visiting the holiest sites of the Christian story. It was Pope Clement VI who made the Franciscans the official guardians of these sites seven centuries ago. More

    March 28, 2014 | Comments

  • dorothy-day-FEAT

    She said the models to follow were the saints, and it was the saints who constantly replenished the church. More

    March 14, 2014 | Comments

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    The movie “Philomena” is up for four Oscars, including Best Picture, at the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2. It tells the true story of an Irish Catholic girl forced by nuns to give up her son for adoption and her search for him decades later. More

    February 28, 2014 | Comments

  • Ashes-to-go-FEAT

    Watch the Rev. Nathan Humphrey, former priest-in-charge at St. Paul’s Parish K Street in Washington DC, and the Episcopal bishop of Washington, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, as they distributed ashes on Ash Wednesday 2013 at the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. More

    February 28, 2014 | Comments

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    “If we had had 30 or 40 bishops in this country stand up and say, ‘I’ve made a mistake. I take full responsibility. I’m sorry, and I resign,’ we wouldn’t be where we are today,” says Rev. Thomas Reese, a senior analyst at the National Catholic Reporter. More

    February 7, 2014 | Comments

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    “Who owns the natural resources? That’s the big question behind this,” says Maria Visse of the Sisters of Loretto. More

    January 31, 2014 | Comments

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