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The Greening of Pope Francis

(Huffington Post) Pope Francis is poised, within the next two or three months, to announce one of the signature documents of his papacy, an encyclical on climate change. And we can hope and pray that it will be “world-changing” in […]

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Cor Unum in Iraq: reaching out to refugees and aid workers

(Vatican Radio) Back in the Vatican after a mission to visit Syrian refugees in Iraq, Bishop Segundo Tejado Munoz brings the witness of hope and despair of millions on the run from war and persecution. Bishop Tejado Munoz, Undersecretary of […]

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Knights of Columbus launches Catholic faith-based mutual funds

(Hartford Courant) The Knights of Columbus has created a new class of mutual funds that will invest based on Catholic values and will be marketed to faith-based institutions such as orders of nuns, dioceses or Catholic universities. The New Haven-based […]

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Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley at annual Chrism Mass urges clergy to lead by example

(Boston Globe) Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley urged clergy Tuesday to reach out in kindness and lead by example to cultivate a strong sense of unity in the Catholic community. Speaking at this year’s Chrism Mass, O’Malley said people can forge […]

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Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis’ Bosnia visit

(AP) Salem Hajdarovac says he didn’t sleep for a week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia. Hajdarovac, 61, and his […]

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Holy Week procession will no longer honor mafia

(Newsmax) As Holy Week begins, Catholic dioceses in Italy’s organized crime-ridden regions are following Pope Francis’ admonitions to stop the practice of allowing Easter processions to stop in front of houses occupied by convicted crime bosses. Archbishop Luigi Renzo of […]

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‘The Resistance’ against Pope Francis

(Jerusalem Post) Two renegade Catholic bishops plan to consecrate a new generation of bishops to spread their ultra-traditionalist movement called “The Resistance” in defiance of the Vatican, one of them said at a remote monastery in Brazil. French Bishop Jean-Michel […]

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Pope Francis has a woman problem

(Huffington Post) Two years into Francis’s revolutionary papacy, and it’s clear: the Catholic Church still has a significant woman problem, and it isn’t getting much better. Shortly after his election, Francis called for a new theology of women, saying that […]

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Vatican hopes to avoid financial scandal during Jubilee year

(AP) The Vatican finance minister said Tuesday he hopes to avoid financial scandal with the upcoming Jubilee Year, saying the plans will be subject to new Vatican procedures to ensure they follow international standards for transparency and accountability. Cardinal George […]

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Vatican defends choice of Chilean bishop linked to abuser priest

(Crux) Reacting to widespread criticism of the appointment of a bishop in Chile linked to the country’s most notorious abuser priest, the Vatican issued a terse statement on Tuesday insisting the move was “carefully examined” and there were no “objective […]

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