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  • Pope to priests: Look for the exit, go out into world, serve with love

    Apr 18, 2014 10:37

    Pope to priests: Look for the exit, go out into world, serve with love

    (CNS) A priest is called to be in the midst of his flock, protecting his people, searching for those who are lost and always serving those in need, Pope Francis told the world’s priests. If a priest wants to overcome […]

     
  • Pope Francis washes the feet of disabled people as part of Easter celebrations

    Apr 18, 2014 9:42

    Pope Francis washes the feet of disabled people as part of Easter celebrations

    (CNN) The washing of feet was a radical act in Jesus’ time. It is no less radical in the modern era, with Pope Francis’ decision to break with the long-standing papal tradition of washing only priests’ feet, to include women […]

     
  • Common Core stirs controversy for Catholic schools

    Apr 17, 2014 0:25

    Common Core stirs controversy for Catholic schools

    (Fox News) Classrooms at some Catholic schools are undergoing a transformation, as decades-old traditions are being updated with Common Core state standards. Although the standards are not federally mandated for Catholic schools, dozens of dioceses are nevertheless adopting some of […]

     
  • Local Christians barred from Jerusalem’s Holy Week events

    Apr 17, 2014 0:02

    Local Christians barred from Jerusalem’s Holy Week events

    (UCAN) While pilgrims from around the world are flocking to Jerusalem to attend Holy Week services, many local Christians are not being allowed to join them. Under the ‘permit regime’ some members of a family to travel while other are […]

     
  • Vatican was not ordered to appear before U.N. committee, spokesman says

    Apr 16, 2014 3:46

    Vatican was not ordered to appear before U.N. committee, spokesman says

    (CNS) The Vatican’s scheduled May appearance before a United Nations committee monitoring adherence to an anti-torture treaty is being done willingly and not because church officials were ordered to appear for questioning, the Vatican spokesman said. Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, […]

     
  • Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

    Apr 16, 2014 3:43

    Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

    (CNS) Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park April 13, the day before the Jewish feast of Passover was to begin. […]