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Updated: April 19th, 2014
Easter proclaims that love gives life, pope says; share it with others
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Monday, 21 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis urged Christians to remember how they first encountered Christ and to share his love and mercy with others, especially through acts of caring and sharing. Pope Francis greets the crowd after delivering his Easter blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city an...
JUDITH HARRIS, Catholic News Service
Monday, 21 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Just over a week before Pope Francis canonizes two of his predecessors in a ceremony in St. Peter's Square, Romans are bracing for the arrival of as many as 3 million outsiders. Blessed John Paul II greets the crowd...
PATRICIA ZAPOR, Catholic News Service
Saturday, 19 April 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley was asked at a news conference at the U.S.-Mexico border about how to persuade people to support comprehensive immigration reform, he pointed for an example to the Catholic Church's decades-lo...
CAROL GLATZ, Catholic News Service
Friday, 18 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In the humble act of washing his disciples' feet, Jesus is showing all Christians how he wants them to serve others with love, Pope Francis said. "This is the legacy that Jesus leaves us," and he wants it to be passed down thro...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Thursday, 17 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Jesus' resurrection "isn't the happy ending of a beautiful fairytale, it isn't the happy ending of a film," but is the result of the loving intervention of God, who wanted to give humanity hope and salvation, Pope Francis said. ...
BETH GRIFFIN, Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
FALLSBURG, N.Y. (CNS) -- At an upbeat Mass in a maximum security prison, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said Holy Week resonates with inmates, who can relate to Jesus' arrest, captivity and trial. ...
PATRICIA ZAPOR, Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- An Easter prayer breakfast at the White House April 14 started on a somber note as President Barack Obama acknowledged the deaths the day before of three people who were killed by ...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Monday, 14 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel ...
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Monday, 14 April 2014
TOLEDO—Archbishop Paul R. Ruzoka of Tabora, Tanzania, is to visit the Diocese of Toledo in May to bring awareness of atrocities committed against albino children in his country. Archbis...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Sunday, 13 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests -- large in number, but not in proportion to the total -- have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage...