Working for Unity

Bishops form new body to address ‘sin of racism’ that ‘inflicts’ nation
September 1, 2017  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Saying there is an “urgent need” to address “the sin of racism” in the country and find solutions to it, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has established a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and named one of the country’s African-American Catholic bishops to chair it.
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September 1, 2017  |  By RHINA GUIDOS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Catholics in Oklahoma have been preparing for a long time for this moment. Many, like Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, had faith it would come, but there’s still a sense of awe, to think that a farm boy, one of their own, is about to take a step toward official sainthood.
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Violence in Virginia

Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly
August 18, 2017  |  By RHINA GUIDOS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON.  In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12.
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Convocation 2017

Combination pep rally, retreat inspires Catholic leaders
July 7, 2017  |  By CAROL ZIMMERMANN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
ORLANDO, Fla. From July 1-4 the main floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando was transformed into a huge parish hall with places for worship, prayer, discussion, and even coffee and doughnuts during the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.” At the convocation 3,500 church leaders — men and women religious, bishops and laypeople — gathered to set a new course for the U.S. Catholic Church.
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Child Saints

Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints
May 19, 2017  |  By JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES
FATIMA, Portugal. Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.
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Prenups, marriage: no match made in heaven

Entering into a prenuptial agreement shows a lack of understanding of sacrament, experts say
May 18, 2017  |  By PATTI MAGUIRE ARMSTRONG

If you think prenuptial agreements are only for the rich and famous, think again. A 2013 survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers revealed that 63 percent of divorce attorneys say they’ve seen an increase in the number of prenups being contracted.

But these agreements, which define how assets will be divided in the event of divorce, are the antithesis of establishing a life together to last a lifetime.


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May 18, 2017  |  By CINDY WOODEN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD
VATICAN CITY. Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic charismatics and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
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May 18, 2017  |  By ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
FATIMA, Portugal. St. Jacinta’s “insatiable” thirst to sacrifice daily for souls and St. Francisco’s devotion to praying the rosary were on the hearts of pilgrims who joined more than half a million people to attend the May 13 Mass in Fatima, Portugal, during which the two children were canonized by Pope Francis. Pilgrims traveled by all modes of transportation — even walking sticks — from near and far to pay tribute on the 100th anniversary of the first of six once-per-month visions of Mary to three children of Fatima.
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May 4, 2017  |  By KEANINE GRIGGS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
VATICAN CITY. While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future.
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Fatima at 100

Story of apparitions continues to attract attention
April 21, 2017  |  By JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES
VATICAN CITY. While conversion and prayer are at the heart of Mary’s messages at Fatima, Portugal, the miracles and unexplained phenomenon that accompanied the events 100 years ago continue to intrigue believers and nonbelievers alike.
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