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  • St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in Ferguson

    Aug 21, 2014 2:55

    St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in Ferguson

    (CNS) Residents of Ferguson “are struggling to find peace in the chaos” that has followed the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer and “as people of Christ, we are struggling to find direction in the unrest,” […]

     
  • Philadelphia clergy join protests over Ferguson, Mo. police shooting

    Aug 21, 2014 2:42

    Philadelphia clergy join protests over Ferguson, Mo. police shooting

    (CBS) A group of Philadelphia pastors is joining clergy from around the country in Ferguson, Mo., marching beside protesters demanding justice for Michael Brown. The 18-year-old black man was unarmed when Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot […]

     
  • Special US collection urged to help those suffering in Middle East

    Aug 20, 2014 1:10

    Special US collection urged to help those suffering in Middle East

    (CNS) The president of the US bishops’ conference Aug. 19 asked Catholic bishops across the country to take up a special collection for humanitarian needs and pastoral support for Christians and other victims of violence in the Middle East. Amid […]

     
  • Potential pope visit ‘a blessing’ for New Yorkers

    Aug 20, 2014 1:06

    Potential pope visit ‘a blessing’ for New Yorkers

    (WSJ) Catholic New Yorkers expressed high hopes after Pope Francis said Monday he might visit New York City, which would mark the first papal visit since 2008. “A lot of New Yorkers would come out of their homes and offices […]

     
  • President of the Korean bishops: Francis gave wake up call to Korea and Asia

    Aug 19, 2014 9:43

    President of the Korean bishops: Francis gave wake up call to Korea and Asia

    (AsiaNews) – The Pope’s visit to Korea “has sent a very clear and beautiful message to young people across Asia: wake up and be vigilant. Francis wanted to embrace and shake up our youth, to tell them to get up […]

     
  • Pope’s personal envoy calls for international action to liberate Iraq

    Aug 19, 2014 9:31

    Pope’s personal envoy calls for international action to liberate Iraq

    (Catholic Herald UK) Pope Francis’s personal envoy to the suffering people of Iraq joined the Chaldean Catholic patriarch in launching an appeal to the international community today, pleading for help to liberate villages controlled by the Islamic State terrorists and […]