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After raid, Ohio bishop says immigration system adds to suffering

After raid, Ohio bishop says immigration system adds to suffering WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The bishop of Cleveland said a recent immigration raid at an Ohio gardening and landscape company "makes clear that our current immigration system contributes to the human suffering of migrants and the separation of families."    In a June 6 statement from the Dio...
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Friday, June 08, 2018

Pope applauds patriarch's call to protect the planet, protect people

Pope applauds patriarch's call to protect the planet, protect people VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said that when he was on the Greek island of Lesbos, "while enchanted by the scenery of the blue sky and sea, I was struck by the thought that such a beautiful sea had become a tomb for men, women and children who had for the most part sought only to escape inhuma...
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Friday, June 08, 2018

Pope appoints auxiliary bishops for Washington, Rockville Centre

Pope appoints auxiliary bishops for Washington, Rockville Centre WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has appointed an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington and an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.    The new Washington auxiliary, Bishop-designate Michael W. Fisher, 60, has served the archdiocese as episcopal...
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Friday, June 08, 2018

Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June

Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has announced that he would make 14 new cardinals on June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner; the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church; and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.      &#...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Encuentro themes focus on families, youth

Editor’s note – The Diocese of Evansville has been involved in the National Fifth Encuentro process for the past 18 months. Bishop Joseph M. Siegel has filed the report on the diocesan effort with Region VII (the Evansville diocese is in Region VII), and diocesan staff anf lay faithful...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pope moves 12 sainthood causes ahead

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has issued decrees recognizing that 12 candidates for sainthood, including U.S. Sacred Heart Brother Norbert McAuliffe, lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.             The decrees, promulgated by...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Runaway slave-turned-priest moves closer to sainthood

Runaway slave-turned-priest moves closer to sainthood Chicago, Ill. (CNA/EWTN News) - The first African American priest in the U.S. could become the country’s first African American saint as his cause for canonization has taken another step forward.   A document summarizing the life, virtue, and alleged miracles of Servant of God Father Aug...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Reborn in baptism, Christians are called to live like Christ, pope says

Reborn in baptism, Christians are called to live like Christ, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The baptismal font is a tomb in which a person dies to sin, and it is a womb through which a person is born to new life in Christ, Pope Francis said.    "Just as our parents generated us to earthly life, the church has regenerated us to eternal life through bapt...
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Be inspired by Mary, Christ's first lay disciple, pope tells laypeople

Be inspired by Mary, Christ's first lay disciple, pope tells laypeople VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- During a quick morning visit to Tuscany, Pope Francis praised two lay communities there that are dedicated to living out the Gospel values of reciprocal love and cooperation.    Meeting families and children who live a communal way of life in Nomadelfia, near Gr...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pope: Heaven is an encounter with Jesus, not a boring waiting room

Pope: Heaven is an encounter with Jesus, not a boring waiting room VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Heaven is not an eternally dull existence but rather the completion of a journey toward a promised encounter with the Lord, Pope Francis said.     Although Christians may know full well that their goal is to go to heaven, "we begin to slip" when asked, "What is...
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Friday, April 27, 2018