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Deseret News
Rome to name plaza after Martin Luther nearly 500 years after his '95 Theses'Nearly 500 years after a Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther famously bro
Rome to name plaza after Martin Luther nearly 500 years after his '95 Theses'
Deseret News / Posted 7 hours ago
Nearly 500 years after a Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther famously broke with the Vatican by nailing a list of grievances to a German cathedral door, Catholicism's headquarters city will honor Luther with a square named for him. "Piazza... Read more
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Washington Post
Harold S. White, Jewish chaplain at Georgetown, dies at 83Rabbi White was the first full-time Jewish chaplain at a Catholic university, a
Harold S. White, Jewish chaplain at Georgetown, dies at 83
Washington Post / Posted 21 hours ago
Rabbi White was the first full-time Jewish chaplain at a Catholic university, according to Georgetown. (Courtesy of Georgetown University) “Thank you, Father, you’ve been a big help,” a reporter once overheard a student say to Harold S. White, a... Read more
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iol.co.za
Pope offers absolution for abortionAPPope Francis said: 'I have decided, notwithstanding anything to the contrary,
Pope offers absolution for abortion
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
APPope Francis said: 'I have decided, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, to allow all priests for the jubilee year to absolve of the sin of abortion those who procure it and who also seek forgiveness.' Rome - Catholic women who “sin” by... Read more
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Times of Malta
Pope Francis to allow all priests to forgive abortionPope Francis leading a Mass to mark World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creatio
Pope Francis to allow all priests to forgive abortion
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
Pope Francis leading a Mass to mark World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican yesterday. Photo: Tony Gentile/Reuters Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church’s... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy YearVATICAN CITY: Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Ca
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions - the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church... Read more
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Philly.com
UPDATE 4-Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy YearVATICAN CITY, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion
UPDATE 4-Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
VATICAN CITY, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions -- the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive... Read more
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The Star
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy YearVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during t
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions -- the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Pope Francis to allow all priests to forgive abortionVATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman C
Pope Francis to allow all priests to forgive abortion
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 2 days ago
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In... Read more
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iol.co.za
Abortion amnesty for Holy YearEPAPope Francis leads special prayers marking a day he has dedicated to praisin
Abortion amnesty for Holy Year
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
EPAPope Francis leads special prayers marking a day he has dedicated to praising and protecting nature's marvels in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. Any Catholic priest - rather than just bishops and selected prelates - will be able to pardon the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy YearVATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman C
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
Calgary Sun / Posted 2 days ago
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In... Read more
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Philly.com
UPDATE 3-Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy YearVATICAN CITY, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion
UPDATE 3-Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
VATICAN CITY, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and... Read more
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Times of Malta
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy YearIn Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perf
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
Times of Malta / Posted 2 days ago
In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perform it incur an automatic excommunication, which can only be lifted by designated church officials. However, from Dec. 8 to Nov. 26, during an extraordinary Holy Year or... Read more
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Christian Today
Pope Francis will allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy YearPope Francis set out his plans for the Jubilee in remarks published today by th
Pope Francis will allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
Christian Today / Posted 2 days ago
Pope Francis set out his plans for the Jubilee in remarks published today by the Vatican. Pope Francis has declared that all priests can "absolve" women who have had an abortion if they confess and repent during the coming Year of Jubilee. Pope... Read more
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Business Insider
Pope Francis will let priests formally forgive women who have had abortionsVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during t
Pope Francis will let priests formally forgive women who have had abortions
Business Insider / Posted 2 days ago
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive... Read more
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Philly.com
UPDATE 2-Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy YearIn Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perf
UPDATE 2-Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perform it incur an automatic excommunication. Usually only designated clergy and missionaries can formally forgive abortions. But from Dec.8 to Nov. 26, during an... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Francis announces wide indulgences for mercy Jubilee, grants Lefebvrites facultiesPope Francis has announced he is widely expanding the traditional indulgences a
Francis announces wide indulgences for mercy Jubilee, grants Lefebvrites faculties
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
Pope Francis has announced he is widely expanding the traditional indulgences available to Catholics during his upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy, opening them to anyone who performs just one of the traditional works of mercy and to prisoners who pray... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Umuchukwu Gets First Catholic PriestIt was history for Umuchukwu town over the weekend as an indigene, Deacon Kings
Umuchukwu Gets First Catholic Priest
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
It was history for Umuchukwu town over the weekend as an indigene, Deacon Kingsley Ibeh, was ordained a Catholic priest by the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Jonas Benson Okoye. In his homily at the ordination at St. Jude's Catholic... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Pope Francis: forging a legacyPope Francis has been Bishop of Rome for only two and a half years. In this rel
Pope Francis: forging a legacy
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
Pope Francis has been Bishop of Rome for only two and a half years. In this relatively short period of time he has been incredibly successful in reigniting the hopes and enthusiasm of reform-minded and self-described Vatican II Catholics. Through... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
After 100-plus years of Masses, Immaculate Conception Church named a LandmarkInside a small house at the corner of then-U.S. 50 and Clark Avenue in Jefferso
After 100-plus years of Masses, Immaculate Conception Church named a Landmark
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Inside a small house at the corner of then-U.S. 50 and Clark Avenue in Jefferson City, a new Catholic parish celebrated its first Mass the last Sunday in July 1913. Poised at the east end of the city with growth on the horizon, Immaculate Conception... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
The Future of Faith: Priest shortage latest crisis facing Diocese of ScrantonThe simple rite unfolded on a lazy summer afternoon, light on pomp but weighted
The Future of Faith: Priest shortage latest crisis facing Diocese of Scranton
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
The simple rite unfolded on a lazy summer afternoon, light on pomp but weighted with possibility for the Diocese of Scranton. Parishioners filled almost every pew last month at Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish in Pittston to witness history in the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
With fewer priests, bishop looking to laity for leadershipThe simple rite unfolded on a lazy summer afternoon, light on pomp but weighted
With fewer priests, bishop looking to laity for leadership
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
The simple rite unfolded on a lazy summer afternoon, light on pomp but weighted with possibility for the Diocese of Scranton. Parishioners filled almost every pew last month at Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish in Pittston to witness history in the... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Synod members should include sensus fideiPope Francis has called for new ways for the journey of faith of the pilgrim pe
Synod members should include sensus fidei
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
Pope Francis has called for new ways for the journey of faith of the pilgrim people of God. By exercising the collegiality envisioned by the Second Vatican Council, he has encouraged the Synod of Bishops on the family to participate in open... Read more
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The Christian Post
Retired Bishop Says Pope John Paul II 'Couldn't Deal' With Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Criticizes Pope Francis' LeadershipFaithful pose with pictures of Pope John Paul II (L) and Pope John XXIII in fro
Retired Bishop Says Pope John Paul II 'Couldn't Deal' With Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Criticizes Pope Francis' Leadership
The Christian Post / Posted 9 days ago
Faithful pose with pictures of Pope John Paul II (L) and Pope John XXIII in front of St. Peter's Square, in Rome April 25, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernizing Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II,... Read more
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The Atlantic
Where Pope Francis Learned Humility“Where’s my briefcase?” asked Pope Francis. The papal entourage had arrived at
Where Pope Francis Learned Humility
The Atlantic / Posted 11 days ago
“Where’s my briefcase?” asked Pope Francis. The papal entourage had arrived at Fiumicino Airport in Rome for the pontiff’s first trip abroad. Jorge Mario Bergoglio had been pope for just four months and was now bound for Rio de Janeiro, where 3.5... Read more
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Christian Today
The secret to Church unity? Camping (and praying) in the French countryside...Young people at Taizé in August 2015. In John 17, just prior to his arrest by
The secret to Church unity? Camping (and praying) in the French countryside...
Christian Today / Posted 12 days ago
Young people at Taizé in August 2015. In John 17, just prior to his arrest by the authorities, Jesus prays a heartfelt prayer for unity. "That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you... I have given them the glory that... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
LGBT groups continue valuable work, despite losing space during World MeetingEditor's note: Jamie Manson is working on several projects over this summer. Ja
LGBT groups continue valuable work, despite losing space during World Meeting
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
Editor's note: Jamie Manson is working on several projects over this summer. Jamie has invited NCR Today contributor Kelly Stewart to fill in for her during the weeks that she is particularly busy. In the lead up to next month's World Meeting of... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Heretic: Don't Demonize Ayaan Hirsi Ali Because She Tells It Like It IsI know Ayaan Hirsi Ali has many detractors who vehemently oppose her just becau
Heretic: Don't Demonize Ayaan Hirsi Ali Because She Tells It Like It Is
Op-Ed News / Posted 13 days ago
I know Ayaan Hirsi Ali has many detractors who vehemently oppose her just because she has the courage to stick her neck out and tell it like it is. An informed opinion about her and her thinking cannot be reached without reading her books... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Pope Francis is Coming! Part 1We are more than two years into the papacy of Pope Francis. The entire nation i
Pope Francis is Coming! Part 1
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
We are more than two years into the papacy of Pope Francis. The entire nation is focused on his upcoming visit to the United States, which will begin exactly one month from Saturday. In DC, I can assure you, the begging and the shoving and the... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
New director of Sophia Center delighted to continue its spiritual visionAs they say in the vocabulary of hiring, Robert Ludwig is a “good fit” for his
New director of Sophia Center delighted to continue its spiritual vision
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
As they say in the vocabulary of hiring, Robert Ludwig is a “good fit” for his new position as the interim director of the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif. For one, he spent his seminary days... Read more
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Op-Ed News
A Dialogue with Pope Francis' Eco-Encyclical (REVIEW ESSAYDuluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) August 13, 2015: Melville Publishing House in Broo
A Dialogue with Pope Francis' Eco-Encyclical (REVIEW ESSAY
Op-Ed News / Posted 20 days ago
Duluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) August 13, 2015: Melville Publishing House in Brooklyn has published Pope Francis' eco-encyclical with an incisive introduction by Naomi Oreskes of Harvard University as the book titled ENCYCLICAL ON CLIMATE CHANGE &... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Is the church moving to an embrace of capitalism?Greg Sisk writes that the church learned to embrace the concept of religious li
Is the church moving to an embrace of capitalism?
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 27 days ago
Greg Sisk writes that the church learned to embrace the concept of religious liberty after rejecting it or being wary of it for many centuries. He believes that in the same way the church will also learn over time to recognize and accept the values... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Pope Francis Versus American Catholic Theocons?Duluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) August 5, 2015: In the book The Great Reformer: Fr
Pope Francis Versus American Catholic Theocons?
Op-Ed News / Posted 28 days ago
Duluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) August 5, 2015: In the book The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (2014), Austen Ivereigh discusses Jorge Bergoglio's interest in Romano Guardini (1885-1968), a German priest and philosopher whose... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Pope Francis Versus American Catholic Theocons?Duluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) August 5, 2015: In the book The Great Reformer: Fr
Pope Francis Versus American Catholic Theocons?
Op-Ed News / Posted 28 days ago
Duluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) August 5, 2015: In the book The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (2014), Austen Ivereigh discusses Jorge Bergoglio's interest in Romano Guardini (1885-1968), a German priest and philosopher whose... Read more
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Middletown Times Herald-Record
Local priest earns theologians' highest honorThe Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak of the Catholic University of America was honored
Local priest earns theologians' highest honor
Middletown Times Herald-Record / Posted 1 months ago
The Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak of the Catholic University of America was honored by fellow theologians with the John Courtney Murray Award, the highest honor from the Catholic Theological Society of America, at the CTSA convention in Milwaukee in June.... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Pope Francis: 'Facts are more important than ideas'"Facts are more important than ideas" is a statement from Pope Francis that one
Pope Francis: 'Facts are more important than ideas'
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 1 months ago
"Facts are more important than ideas" is a statement from Pope Francis that one would have never heard from Popes Benedict XVI or John Paul II. It is not that Pope Francis is dumb or an anti-intellectual. He is well-read and thoughtful, but by no... Read more

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