Faith: Catholic

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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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    At a briefing at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, this professor of liturgical studies at the Catholic University of America describes some of the pre-conclave rituals.

    March 11, 2013 | Comments

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    In an interview with managing editor Kim Lawton, Rev. Thomas Reese, S.J., analyst for National Catholic Reporter, describes what will happen as the cardinals begin voting for the new pope.

    March 11, 2013 | Comments

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    The cardinals are using the few days remaining before the start of the conclave to “get to know one another,” according to Father Thomas Reese, S.J. More

    March 8, 2013 | Comments

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    Managing editor Kim Lawton spoke with her in Rome about the College of Cardinals’ decision to stop all media interviews, what the cardinals are doing before the conclave starts, and the importance of this papal election. More

    March 6, 2013 | Comments

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