Faith: Catholic

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    Read an excerpt from R&E correspondent Judy Valente’s new book about Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Kansas. More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    “I am convinced that the kids from the most challenging circumstances are also the grittiest, the most determined. and have the biggest capacity for compassion,” says buildOn’s founder Jim Ziolkowski. More

    August 16, 2013 | Comments

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    Latin American liberation theologians, according to Rev Thomas Reese, SJ, say the pope may not use the words liberation theology, ”but he certainly talks the talk: his concern for the poor, his desire to empower the poor to take responsibility and to be part of the community—this is very important for him. He doesn’t use the word liberation theology, but his message is very close to it.” More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “This has energized the movement for marriage redefinition, and at the same time it’s energized those of us who believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman for the sake of their children,” said Kim Daniels, an attorney and a spokeswoman for the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. More

    June 28, 2013 | Comments

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    After an IRA explosion in 1987 terrorized the community of Enniskillen, killed 11 Protestants, and injured scores of others, Gordon Wilson, father of one victim, said he forgave the bombers and prayed for the grace to continue to do so. Will the members of the G8 summit meeting in Northern Ireland be able to draw on a similar spirit of peace and reconciliation? More

    June 14, 2013 | Comments

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    Despite having sustained a serious head injury some years ago, Father Andrew Greeley, who died on May 29, 2013, was a priest to the end. “We know he is blessed and he’s blessing us,” said Greeley’s niece, Eileen Durkin. More

    May 31, 2013 | Comments

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    Climate change “is probably the most moral issue of our time,” says the president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light, a coalition of thousands of religious people putting their faith into action through energy stewardship. More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    “If he stresses the social justice teachings of the church, the very counter-cultural message of simplicity and poverty, that could really change things without technically changing any teachings,” says David Gibson, national reporter for Religion News Service. More

    March 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “He may be the very guy to come in and reform a lot of the problems that are going on in the Vatican curia right now. And that may be one thing that the cardinals saw that led to his election.” More

    March 15, 2013 | Comments

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    Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington celebrated Mass on Sunday, March 10, at his historic titular church in Rome, San Pietro in Vincoli or St. Peter in Chains. Before the Mass, he asked US Catholics to pray for the cardinals as they prepare to enter the conclave.

    March 11, 2013 | Comments

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