Tag: Catholic Church

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    “He has given a higher priority to the church’s social teachings, to our obligations to the poor, and to criticism of an unjust economy than we have heard in a long time,” says Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne. More

    December 6, 2013 | Comments

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    Most Hispanics in the U.S. still call themselves Catholic, but more and more are joining Protestant churches, especially the younger generation. The explosive growth of the Protestant Hispanic population can be seen in places like New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, which draws more than 17,000 worshipers every week. More

    December 6, 2013 | Comments

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    “St. Francis considers himself to be a brother to everyone,” say Father Larry Dunham of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. “He had his own special vision.” More

    March 22, 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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    By taking the name of one of the most revered figures in all Christianity, Pope Francis may be signalling that his papacy will prioritize caring for the “the least of these.” 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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    A report from one of the sprawling Syrian refugee camps in Jordan describes the interfaith “burdens of hospitality” being shared by Mennonite, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and UN aid groups as thousands of Syrians cross the border every night. More

    March 8, 2013 | Comments

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