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Welcome a pope who seeks to rebuild God's Church

Fr. Robert Barron

March 25, 2013

I had an excellent vantage point for the presentation of Pope Francis to the world, for I was doing commentary for NBC News from a perch above St. Peter's Square. I will confess that my initial impression was negative, not because he was a relative surprise or because he wasn't from the United States, but because, for more than a minute, he stood ramrod straight, hands at his side and not smiling.

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Christians should lobby for rights . . . but not our own

Mark Pickup

March 25, 2013

A hallmark of the modern age is an obsession with individual rights. It seems that every other day somebody is demanding his or her rights. Some people even demand rights that are not even written down anywhere or recognized by any legislature or court. Self-interest reigns supreme.

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12 Articles of the Creed: WEEK SIX

March 25, 2013

Do I believe Christ ASCENDED into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the FATHER?

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N. Dakota bans abortion when fetal heartbeat detected

March 25, 2013

The North Dakota Catholic Conference applauded the state Senate’s passage March 15 of a bill that would ban abortions for the purpose of sex selection or genetic abnormality and another bill that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which could be as early as six weeks.

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Rosica gets high profile during papal transition

Fr. Thomas Rosica

March 25, 2013

Basilian Father Thomas Rosica is a busy man these days.

The founder and CEO of Salt and Light Television based in Toronto, has been assisting the English-speaking media at the Vatican Press office during the papal transition.

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Holiness, prayer are key to vocations – cardinal

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

March 25, 2013

A canon lawyer and theologian, Italian Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, 68, saw greater priestly holiness and prayerful support as critical to vocations.

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UN nuncio denounces violence against women

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt

March 25, 2013

Catholic individuals, institutions and organizations are at the forefront of a worldwide effort to make violence against women unthinkable, according to speakers at a UN event March 13.

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Salvadoran clergy hope for Romero’s canonization

Archbishop Oscar Romero

March 25, 2013

Salvadoran clergy are hopeful that the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero, murdered while celebrating Mass March 24, 1980, during El Salvador’s civil war, will move forward under the Church’s first Latin American pope.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 25, 2013

Liz Miller of the Manhattan College Pipes & Drums smiles as the band takes a break.

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Pope’s coat of arms

March 25, 2013

The coat of arms of Pope Francis is based on the blue shield symbolizing the Society of Jesus.

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