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Vocations and the 2018 synod

  • By Russell Shaw, OSV Daily Take

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  • October 28 2016

When bishops gather at the Vatican two years from now, they’ll have the opportunity to make a much-needed course correction.

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Pope: Protect child migrants, refugees who face greater risk of abuse

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 14 2016

Children are the most vulnerable and hardest hit among the world's migrants.

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Pope chooses youths, vocational discernment as theme for next synod

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 07 2016

A synod in 2018 will focus on accompanying young people on the path of faith and in discerning their vocations.

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Parishioners say visit by Fatima pilgrimage statue emotional experience

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 23 2016

The traveling pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima is on a nearly two-year mission to all 50 states.

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Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 16 2016

The resurrection should not be reduced to a mere spiritual experience.

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta

  • By Our Sunday Visitor, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 02 2016

How this humble woman opened her heart to the poor and, as a result, changed the world.

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Pope Francis General Audience August 10: Holy Door as an encounter of mercy

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Daily Take

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  • August 12 2016

Pope Francis compared the encounter of Christ and the widow of Nain to the encounter any Christian can have.

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Pope names six women, six men to panel to study women deacons

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 05 2016

Pope Francis has appointed a commission to study the issue of women deacons.

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In Krakow, Francis challenges youth to engage

  • By Christopher White, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 01 2016

Pilgrims, estimated in the millions, cheered the pope's call to serve others, not be 'couch potatoes.'

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Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 15 2016

The pope expressed his "deep sorrow" and "spiritual closeness" with the French people.

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U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect new church demographics

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 08 2016

The tens of thousands of young people traveling to World Youth Day will show an increasing presence of Spanish-speaking Catholics.

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Pope Francis homily for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Daily Take

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  • July 01 2016

Pope Francis spoke on how both apostles showed an openness to the grace of Christ.

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Pope Francis homily June 16: Calling on our Father

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Daily Take

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  • June 17 2016

Pope Francis reflects on the words of the Our Father, noting that the prayer reminds us of our identity as children of God.

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Pope elevates memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to feast day

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • June 10 2016

Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church's liturgical calendar.

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Pope Francis Homily for the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Daily Take

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  • June 03 2016

On June 3, Pope Francis spoke on the conformity between the heart of the priest and the Heart of the Good Shepherd.

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10 things you didn’t know about the Eucharist

  • By Bill Dodds, OSV Newsweekly

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  • May 27 2016

The source and summit of our faith, there is always more to discover about the mystery of the Eucharist.

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‘We pray with our whole person’

  • By Dennis Emmons, OSV Newsweekly

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  • May 06 2016

Each of our postures and gestures is significant as we reverently honor Christ's sacrifice in the Mass.

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Sculpture of Padre Pio a dramatic testimony to beauty of Lord’s forgiveness, mercy

  • By Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 14 2016

The piece of art found in Greensburg, Pa., is an ideal destination for a Year of Mercy pilgrimage.

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Communities lean on prayer in times of need

  • By Patti Maguire Armstrong, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 08 2016

Amid violence and natural disasters, power of group prayer helps comfort, promotes healing.

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Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday with young refugees

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Daily Take

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  • March 24 2016

Holy Father to wash feet of eight men and four women, including some non-Catholics.

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Mother Teresa to be canonized Sept. 4

  • By Matthew Bunson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • March 18 2016

The humble founder of the Missionaries of Charity, champion of the poor will be declared a saint 19 years after her death.

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Massgoers urged to be open to Lord’s mercy, be ‘instruments of his mercy’

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Daily Take

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  • March 11 2016

Lent is the 'opportune moment to re-establish the Lord' as the center of one's life.

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Ordination is call to service, says new Bishop Tighe

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Daily Take

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  • March 03 2016

In the presence of family, bishops, priests and colleagues from the Vatican, Irish Msgr. Paul Tighe was ordained a bishop Feb. 27.

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Summa Theologica: The ‘glory of the Catholic Faith’

  • By Barry Hudock, OSV Newsweekly

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  • February 11 2016

750 years after St. Thomas Aquinas began his masterwork, its influence is still felt throughout the Church.

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Pope Francis inspires ‘the continent of hope’

  • By Matthew Bunson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • December 02 2015

In his journey to Africa, the pope preaches on unity, care for the poor and the strength of families.

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‘Mobile confessional’ new evangelization tool

  • By Hannah M. Brockhaus, OSV Newsweekly

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  • November 20 2015

A converted ambulance will bring the Sacrament of Reconciliation to the peripheries of Lafayette, La.

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Growing Church, dangers await Francis in Africa

  • By Matthew Bunson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • November 13 2015

The continent is the fastest growing region for Catholicism in the world, but the challenges are real.

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‘Sanctuary’ of interfaith dialogue in Holy Land

  • By Judith Sudilovsky, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 30 2015

The Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem provides a safe haven in a tumultuous environment.

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Celebrating the holiness of St. Teresa of Avila

  • By J.J. Ziegler, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 16 2015

The Order of Discalced Carmelites honored the 500th anniversary of their founder's birth with a jubilee year.

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Europe struggles to tend to flood of refugees

  • By Jonathan Luxmoore, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 09 2015

While the pope has called for action, many are in disagreement over how to deal with problem.

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In America, a journey of love and mercy

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 01 2015

Pope Francis spent six days inspiring those who heard his message to reach out and encounter the world with love.

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Pope Francis greets families who lost loved ones in 9/11

  • By Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV Daily Take

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  • September 25 2015

The Holy Father blesses the site of the Sept. 11 memorial.

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Saint Junipero Serra

  • By Michael Heinlein, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 17 2015

Known as the "father of the California missions," Serra will become America's first Hispanic saint — and the first to be canonized on U.S. soil.

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Harlem students, principals prepare to welcome the Holy Father

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 04 2015

When Pope Francis visits New York City Sept. 24-26, one of his stops will be at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem.

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Who is Celestine Bottego?

  • By Barry Hudock, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 07 2015

Aug. 20 marks 35 years since the death of American-born foundress whose cause for canonization is now underway.

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Documentary an inspiring look at ‘Way of St. James’

  • By Joyce Coronel, OSV Daily Take

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  • July 27 2015

'Footprints' follows pilgrims on the nearly 600-mile hike through France, Spain.

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Pope gives message of hope in South America

  • By Matthew Bunson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 17 2015

During his apostolic visit to his native land, the Holy Father urges the faithful to trust in Christ.

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Restored order for sacraments a growing trend

  • By Michelle Martin, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 09 2015

Denver, Honolulu are latest to move the Sacrament of Confirmation ahead of first Communion.

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Schedule released for U.S. papal visit

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 02 2015

Along with main events, the pope’s first journey to America includes visit to school, penitentiary.

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Pope urges ‘changes of lifestyle’ in Laudato Si’

  • By Austen Ivereigh, OSV Newsweekly

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  • June 18 2015

In his encyclical, Pope Francis says the global community must prioritize protecting our home.

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Palestinian nuns canonized

  • By Judith Sudilovsky, OSV Newsweekly

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  • May 21 2015

Catholic officials in the Holy Land hope ceremony can help inspire Christians in the Middle East.

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How to help earthquake victims in Nepal

  • By Cathy Dee

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  • April 27 2015

Aid is being rushed to victims of the massive earthquake.

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History awaits in canonization of married couple

  • By J.J. Ziegler, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 22 2015

Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, are to become the first husband and wife to be made saints together.

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Pope: Humility ‘leads to glory’

  • By Pope Francis, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 08 2015

Francis also pleads for peace in conflicts across the world in Easter message.

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In bits and pieces, Pope Francis’ U.S. trip coming together

  • By Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 02 2015

We should all be ready to expect the unexpected.

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Vatican opens doors for homeless to view treasures

  • By Cathy Dee, OSV Daily Take

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  • March 25 2015

Guided tours of the Sistine Chapel, museums are planned.

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Pope Francis announces Year of Mercy

  • By Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV Daily Take

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  • March 13 2015

Extraordinary jubilee year will run from Dec. 8, 2015 to Nov. 20, 2016.

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Pope’s message for World Youth Day 2015

  • By Cathy Dee, OSV Daily Take

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  • February 18 2015

The theme is 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.'

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Hangin’ with the pope

  • By Cathy Dee, OSV Daily Take

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  • February 06 2015

Pope Francis hosts a video chat with disabled children.

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Learning from the Doctors of the Church

  • By Matthew Bunson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • January 14 2015

Recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the Faith, the lives of these holy men and women instruct us on the path to heaven.

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For Pope Francis, 2015 will be a big year

  • By Austen Ivereigh, OSV Newsweekly

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  • December 26 2014

Pontiff scheduled to visit Asia and the U.S., release new encyclical and host a second family synod.

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The Christmas octave: Continuing the celebration

  • By Dennis Emmons, OSV Newsweekly

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  • December 18 2014

The seven feast days following the Nativity of the Lord aid us in our understanding of the Incarnation.

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Bethlehem University called an ‘oasis of peace’

  • By Matthew Bunson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • December 11 2014

In an area of the world filled with turmoil, the Catholic university is a symbol of interreligious success.

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Beauty of Mary on display in new exhibit

  • By Nora Hamerman, OSV Newsweekly

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  • November 26 2014

National Museum of Women in the Arts collects more than 60 masterworks of the Blessed Virgin.

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Liberian bishop pleads for aid in fighting Ebola

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 23 2014

'We are losing our humanity' in the face of the disease, said Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah.

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Sister Miriam Teresa beatified in New Jersey

  • By Kathryn Jean Lopez, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 09 2014

At first U.S. beatification, new ‘blessed’ remembered as one with ‘mystical visions, deep insights.’

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Beatification makes history for U.S. Church

  • By Thomas J. Craughwell, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 02 2014

The first American beatified in the United States, Sister Miriam Teresa modeled a life of holiness.

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A new app-reciation for faith on the go

  • By Sarah Reinhard, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 11 2014

These Catholic apps for smartphones and tablets will help keep you on the right path during your faith journey.

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Celebrating Mary in the month of August

  • By Marge Fenelon, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 31 2014

Feast days commemorating the Mother of God highlight her life and role in our salvation.

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‘A vacation for the soul’

  • By Mary DeTurris Poust, OSV Newsweekly

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  • June 25 2014

Catholic conferences enrich lives of parents and children by strengthening their faith through prayer, formation, discipleship.

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A World Cup with a different goal

  • By Hannah M. Brockhaus

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  • June 19 2014

Homeless men and women around the world play soccer for a better life.

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Church a ‘first responder’ to human trafficking

  • By Maria Wiering, OSV Newsweekly

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  • June 12 2014

Catholic organizations help domestic, global fight against growing problem of forced labor.

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Priests care for injured, dead in Ukraine

  • By Gretchen R. Crowe

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  • March 03 2014

With the recent violence and political unrest in Ukraine, Pope Francis assured those in the country of his prayers.

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Does your charity hurt? Pope Francis says it should

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • February 10 2014

Pope Francis' 2014 Lenten Message's theme was: "He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich" (2 Cor 8:9).

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Pope Francis: ‘Come, Follow Me’ in 2014

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • January 24 2014

During the last almost year of his pontificate, Pope Francis has had an incredible impact on the Church and the world.

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41 years. 55 million lives. Can you give nine days?

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • January 17 2014

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is sponsoring 9 Days for Life, a nationwide novena for life.

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Called to be holy: Cardinal Dolan’s 10-step guide to holiness

  • By Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

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  • December 11 2013

How do we grow in holiness?

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The Footsteps of a Saint?

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • November 11 2013

Father Joseph Walijewski devoted his life to missionary work in Latin America.

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Pray for peace

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  • September 04 2013

The pope called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Mideast Region and the entire world.

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‘Go and make disciples of all nations’

  • By Stephen Lenahan

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  • July 29 2013

Everything about this World Youth Day has been of epic proportions.

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Saints be praised!

  • By Denise Enos

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  • July 15 2013

Two popes to be canonized, possibly before the end of year.

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How will new ambassador affect U.S. government-Vatican relationship?

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • June 20 2013

Ken Hackett, retired Catholic Relief Services president, has been nominated as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

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Liberty and justice for all

  • By Denise Enos

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  • June 13 2013

The second annual Fortnight for Freedom is June 21 to July 4.

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Join the Faithful to Life celebration!

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  • June 05 2013

The Vatican is celebrating life June 15-16 with Faithful to Life, a celebration of Blessed John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae (“Gospel of Life”).

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Blessed be

  • By Denise Enos

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  • May 13 2013

The path to sainthood clears for two Church leaders.

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Pope Francis’ schedule released for World Youth Day

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • May 10 2013

Pope Francis will return to South America July 22-29 for the 28th World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Hero priest receives posthumous Medal of Honor

  • By Denise Enos

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  • May 03 2013

Father Emil Kapaun is recognized for his heroism during the Korean War.

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Pope Francis Fast Facts

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  • April 09 2013

Facts and a new short video from Our Sunday Visitor on Pope Francis.

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Do you like Pope Francis?

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  • March 28 2013

A recent Pew Research Center poll asked U.S. Catholics how they felt about Pope Francis.

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Habemus Papam

  • By Denise Enos

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  • March 13 2013

White smoke signals new Pope.

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Smoke signals

  • By Denise Enos

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  • March 12 2013

When the smoke from the special Vatican chimney is white and not black, we’ll have a new Pope.

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Papal conclave will begin Tuesday, March 12

  • By Denise Enos

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  • March 08 2013

One week after Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's retirement, the cardinals have set the date.

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His Holiness will see some changes

  • By Denise Enos

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  • March 01 2013

Now that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is retired, some things in his life will be different.

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The Tweets stop Feb. 28

  • By Denise Enos

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  • February 28 2013

Pope Benedict XVI’s Twitter account goes inactive.

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Farewell address is poignant and personal

  • By Denise Enos

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  • February 28 2013

Pope Benedict XVI speaks of his departure during his final general audience.

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UPDATE: The wait for a new pope may be shorter

  • By Denise Enos

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  • February 22 2013

Pope Benedict XVI has issued an amendment to papal conclave rules.

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Pope Benedict XVI adds to his February calendar

  • By Denise Enos

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  • February 18 2013

A few additional farewell meetings round out the Pope's original schedule.

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What to tell kids about Pope Benedict’s resignation

  • By Dr. Joseph D. White

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  • February 11 2013

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is unprecedented in the past 600 years.

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns, citing health reasons

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  • February 11 2013

Follow Our Sunday Visitor's on-going coverage.

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Bishops Speak Out on Roe v. Wade

  • By Denise Enos

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  • January 29 2013

Statements mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision.

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Good for the Soul

  • By Denise Bates Enos, Curriculum Editor

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  • December 03 2012

U.S. Bishops set to vote on a document inviting Catholics to confession.

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Classroom Ideas for the Year of Faith

  • By Heidi Busse, Parish Editor

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  • August 31 2012

Five strategies to help live out the Year of Faith in your classroom.

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A New Saint Makes History

  • By By Denise Bates Enos, Curriculum Editor

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  • August 29 2012

Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American ever canonized.

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Enrich Your Catholic Vocabulary

  • By Denise Bates Enos, Curriculum Editor

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  • July 11 2012

Faith words every Catholic should know.

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A Good Year

  • By Denise Bates Enos, Curriculum Editor

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  • March 27 2012

The Number of Catholic priests, bishops and deacons rose.

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