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By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9910-5/9/19

SOFIA, Bulgaria (CNS)--On the day Bulgarian Orthodox celebrate as “St. Thomas Sunday” and read the Gospel about the apostle asking to touch the wounds of the risen Lord, Pope Francis said the divisions within Christianity are “painful lacerations on the body of Christ, which is the church.”

 

By: Junno Arocho Esteves (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.

 

By: Rhina Guidos (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

HYATTSVILLE, Md. --Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, set to become the new head of the Archdiocese of Washington, promised to serve with truth, love and tenderness in a region where he acknowledged “unrest and anger,” after the downfall of former Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and the Church’s current sex abuse scandal.

 

By: Jacob Comello (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

WASHINGTON (CNS)--Georgia has just added itself to the list of states that aim to protect unborn life once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

 

The Georgia House of Representatives March 29 passed H.B. 481, entitled the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act.” The House, which has remained under Republican control since 2010, got the bill through on a 92-78 vote.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

Columbus, Ohio--His Excellency, The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America and Chancellor of the Pontifical College Josephinum, made a historic visit to the seminary on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Archbishop Pierre celebrated Mass in Saint Turibius Chapel, formally greeted each seminarian and faculty member, and enjoyed a festive brunch with the seminary community.

 

“I greet you in the name of Pope Francis,” he said, “and assure you of his prayers, his spiritual closeness, and his paternal affection.”

 

By: Dennis Sadowski (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9906-3/14/19

WASHINGTON (CNS) --Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in the east African nation.

 

The accident March 10 claimed the lives of 157 people on board, many of them from humanitarian agencies.

 

By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

VATICAN CITY (CNS)--The Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis affirmed the U.S. bishops’ strong belief that bishops and cardinals who abuse children or cover up abuse must be held accountable, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

 

The cardinal attended the Feb. 21-24 summit as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

SAVANNAH--Two first-class relics of Saint Anthony of Padua arrived in Savannah Feb. 22 for veneration as a part of a 10-day diocesan-wide tour.

 

Transported by Father Bortolino Maistrello, OFM Conv., a friar of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua in Padua, Italy, the relics first stopped at Blessed Sacrament Church in Savannah, and over the next nine days also traveled throughout many of the Diocese of Savannah’s seven deaneries. 

 

By: Peter Finney, Jr. (CNS)
NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- Lent is coming.
 
So is the salvation of many a harried Catholic couple with three or four mouths to feed on a seafood-only Friday night -- the parish fish fry.
 
The fish fry has become a savory staple of parish fellowship. All in good fun, and in the advancement of culinary civilization, many parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans have embarked on a seafood arms race that would require drones with infrared cameras to monitor properly.
 
By: † Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.

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