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Religions must take lead in protecting creation, pope says

Religions must take lead in protecting creation, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Religions can play an important role in protecting the environment and defending human rights in their countries, their communities and their schools, Pope Francis said.     "I believe we are still at a nursery-school level in this. That is, in incorporating res...
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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Peace in the heart leads to peace in the world, pope says

Peace in the heart leads to peace in the world, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Peace cannot be achieved by huge protests or international conferences unless it begins in people's hearts, Pope Francis said.     Men and women are called to build peace every day "in the little things" in life, the pope said Sept. 8 during morning Mass in the...
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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Creative Commons: Monastic life serves God, fires imagination

Creative Commons: Monastic life serves God, fires imagination VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Though generally renown for Gregorian chant, curating libraries and offering quiet retreats, some Benedictine monks also brew beer, run farms or play electric guitar, like Abbot Primate Nokter Wolf.    Ending his third and final term as leader of the confederati...
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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Exploring the final frontier, Star Trek offered peace, paper says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Honoring Star Trek's 50th anniversary, the Vatican newspaper said the overwhelmingly popular series gave the world a model of peace, tolerance and cooperation at a time of global tensions.    The show -- whose first episode aired Sept. 8, 1966 -- began during th...
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Thursday, September 08, 2016

The battle over gun regulation returns to the election season

The battle over gun regulation returns to the election season WASHINGTON -- On the campaign trail, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently referenced the increasing violence in Chicago, which reached an infamous milestone this summer: the most violent August the city has seen in 20 years.     Chicago Police Department reported 9...
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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Blessed Mother Teresa gains Sainthood

Blessed Mother Teresa gains Sainthood Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata on Sept. 4. The Vatican (online) and television outlets including EWTN (available online and to some across the diocese on cable), CatholicTV (online) and Salt Light TV (online) will broadcast the Canonization Mass on Sept. 4. The Message...
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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Catholic communities nationwide organize activities to battle racism

Catholic communities nationwide organize activities to battle racism WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Around the country, Catholic organizations, parishes, clergy and laity are taking action and bolstering efforts to build peace and battle racism, following a summer of violence.    In New Orleans, St. Peter Claver Catholic Church is involved in community mediation...
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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Pope proposes care for creation as a new work of mercy

Pope proposes care for creation as a new work of mercy VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Calling for concrete actions that benefit human life and the environment, Pope Francis proposed adding the care and protection of creation to the traditional list of corporal and spiritual works of mercy.     As a spiritual work of mercy, the pope said, care for...
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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Jesus' mercy extends to even the greatest of sinners, pope says

Jesus' mercy extends to even the greatest of sinners, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Jesus' loving gaze of tenderness and mercy extends to all who seek forgiveness no matter how great or small their sins may be, Pope Francis said.     While many often feel "cast aside" because of their sins, Jesus offers encouragement and "tells us, 'Courage, co...
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Thursday, September 01, 2016

20 years after welfare reform: Has it worked? If so, then how well?

20 years after welfare reform: Has it worked? If so, then how well? WASHINGTON (CNS) -- It was Aug. 22, 1996, when President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act -- known in shorthand as welfare reform. Clinton had campaigned for the presidency in 1992 on a pledge to "end welfare as we know it," but had vetoed two previous bills...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016