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Catholic media bring Church to the people – pope

October 28, 2013

Catholic media are important not only as means of documenting Church events, Pope Francis said, but especially as means for bringing the Church and the Gospel closer to people.

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Pope pays tribute to English Mass translations

October 28, 2013

English translations of Latin liturgical texts have promoted unity in the faith and helped millions of Catholics better understand the sacraments they share, Pope Francis said.

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Firefighter pope

Pope Francis

October 28, 2013

Pope Francis wears a firefighter's helmet as he arrives to lead his general audience.

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Wasted food is fruit of 'throwaway culture'

October 28, 2013

Pope Francis denounced widespread hunger due to wasted food as a symptom of a "throwaway culture," and called for greater effort to build a worldwide "culture of encounter and solidarity" instead.

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Christian persecution growing stronger – study

October 28, 2013

The persecution of Christians around the world has intensified over the last two-and-a-half years, according to a review of religious freedom in 30 countries.

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Papal football

papal football

October 28, 2013

Linda Del Rio, wife of Denver Broncos' defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, holds a football signed by members of the Broncos, outside St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 20.

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Visit retired priests, nuns Pope Francis urges

October 28, 2013

Calling homes for retired priests and nuns "sanctuaries of holiness," Pope Francis asked Catholics to visit those who spent their lives sharing the Gospel and caring for others.

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Vatican to control Internet domain names

October 28, 2013

As top-level Internet domain names are being rolled out and up for grabs, the Vatican has scored control of .catholic.

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German bishop accused of extravagance, perjury

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch

October 21, 2013

The president of the German bishops’ conference said he is following with “great attention and great concern” the case of a bishop accused of making false statements in court and under fire for allegedly spending close to $40 million in renovations and new construction on his residence and diocesan offices.

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Catholics don’t seek spirituality online – poll

October 21, 2013

Most U.S. Catholics are not looking for spirituality online, in fact, half of them are unaware the Church even has an online presence, according to researchers at Georgetown University’s Centre for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

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Pope recognizes virtues of Quebec foundress

October 21, 2013

Pope Francis declared the Italian medieval mystic, Blessed Angela of Foligno, a saint, foregoing the usual process of canonization and without formally recognizing a second miracle.

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Knights get audience with pope at Vatican

October 21, 2013

Pope Francis thanked the Knights of Columbus for being in solidarity with him, something he said is seen not only in the money they give for his charities, but also in their prayers, sacrifices and charitable activities.

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N.J. pro-lifers say prayer helped close abortion clinic

October 21, 2013

Some pro-lifers get discouraged that bringing an end to abortion isn’t happening overnight, but the power of prayer is making a difference, said Kevin Dugan, a parish pro-life ministry leader.

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Calif. allows midwives to perform abortions

October 21, 2013

New California laws allowing non-physicians to perform abortions and repealing some building regulations that govern abortion clinics “dramatically increase the availability of abortion” in the state, said the president of the California Catholic Conference.

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Boat capsizes on way to Amazon pilgrimage

October 21, 2013

At least 13 people died and five were reported missing after a boat carrying devotees of Our Lady of Nazareth capsized in the Amazon River.

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Dolan lauds pope’s evangelization strategy

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

October 21, 2013

Pope Francis’ recent warning against overemphasizing moral teachings against abortion, same-sex marriage and contraception means that U.S. bishops should emulate his positive approach to evangelization, not shift the priorities of their public policy agenda, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

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Before Fatima statue, pope entrusts world to Mary

October 21, 2013

Before a congregation of more than 100,000 in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis formally entrusted the world to Mary.

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Court bans Catholic paper from speaking of ‘Allah’

October 21, 2013

A Malaysian court said a Catholic newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God in its Malay-language edition.

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Church needs peace, joy more than efficiency – pope

Pope Francis

October 14, 2013

Pope Francis said the signs of God's presence in the Church are peace and joy, and not necessarily a perfectly efficient, flawless operation.

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Americans can learn from Francis – panelist

October 14, 2013

Pope Francis' refreshing messages and his willingness to embrace people of all walks of life can serve as an example for Americans divided by social issues and political ideologies, a Georgetown University audience heard.

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