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  • Pope thanks Catholics for prayers after the deaths of three of his relatives

    Aug 22, 2014 13:06

    Pope thanks Catholics for prayers after the deaths of three of his relatives

    (Washington Post) During his weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis addressed the deaths of three of his family members in a Tuesday car accident in Argentina. “The pope has a family, too,” Francis told the crowd, […]

     
  • Ohio Catholic Diocese Discourages ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Aug 22, 2014 12:26

    Ohio Catholic Diocese Discourages ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    (AP) – A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group’s funding of embryonic stem cell research is “in direct conflict with Catholic […]

     
  • 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 […]