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January 14, 2010
Staff Reporter
Sister Marie Simon-Pierre was cured of aggressive Parkinson's disease after her order prayed to John Paul II
November 07, 2008
Robert Gray
From the archive: On the bicentenary of Cardinal Manning’s birth Robert Gray says he is under-appreciated by Catholics today
January 01, 1970
Catholic News Agency
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have continued to escalate into violence, with many apparent incidents of forceful police tactics, including at a Catholic church, caught on camera and uploaded to social media. A bystander video widely circulated on social media shows at least four riot police officers entering what appear to be offices at Holy
January 01, 1970
Catholic News Service
The poor are the church’s treasure because they give every Christian a chance to “speak the same language as Jesus, that of love,” Pope Francis said, celebrating Mass for the World Day of the Poor. “The poor facilitate our access to heaven,” the pope said in his homily Nov. 17. “In fact, they open up
January 01, 1970
Catholic News Service
U.S. Catholics “have to be prepared for another wave of traumatic narrative” regarding the clergy sex abuse crisis, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said Nov. 13 at the University of Notre Dame. Archbishop Scicluna of Malta is adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Vatican’s chief investigator on clergy sexual abuse.
January 01, 1970
Catholic News Service
A Nicaraguan priest has denounced intimidation by the police, who surrounded his parish in the city of Masaya, cut power and water to the building and prevented family members of political prisoners from attending a Mass in their honor. Mass was celebrated Nov. 14, in Masaya, but only a small number of families could enter
January 01, 1970
Catholic News Service
For years, two very different organisations coexisted next to each another in a nondescript office park in Manassas: Amethyst Health Centre for Women, an abortion clinic, and AAA Women for Choice, a pregnancy resource centre. In 2015, the abortion clinic closed its doors for good and the property was purchased by the BVM Foundation, a
January 01, 1970
Luke Coppen
In 1985, two historians traveled through Turkey and the Middle East together. They started the trip as friends; they came home as sisters. Their bond of spiritual sisterhood was forged in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Here, over what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus, the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch Mar
January 01, 1970
David V Barrett
An elderly priest suffering from dementia was flown to Rome by his care home to receive a blessing from Pope Francis. Fr George Dangerfield had met every pontiff during his 50 years as a priest and was determined to meet the current Pope before he died. Saad Baig, the manager of Whitby Dene Care Home
January 01, 1970
Dan Hitchens
Cardinal Raymond Burke has said that a controversial sentence in a document signed by Pope Francis “has to be removed”. Earlier this month, Pope Francis and a senior Muslim cleric, Ahmed el-Tayeb, signed a “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”. It claimed that “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour,
January 01, 1970
Jordan Bloom
A new bill introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz in the Senate and supported by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that would create a tax credit for scholarship contributions is being hailed by leaders in Catholic education. The tax credits would be given to donors to qualified scholarship-granting institutions, in most cases schools. The bill has religious
January 01, 1970
Luke Coppen
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