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1 Corinthians 1:13

Monday, March 20, 2017

Pope Francis goes to confession

Pope Francis: This Lent, seek the only ‘well’ that satisfies – Christ

By Hannah Brockhaus
On Sunday Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the life-giving water we received at our Baptism, turning away from things of the world, which ultimately leave us unsatisfied.

Don't cut foreign assistance, Catholic leaders tell Trump

By Matt Hadro
The United States mustn’t cut foreign aid while conflicts, famines, and a worldwide refugee crisis rage, Catholic leaders are insisting.

Guam bishop aims to resolve 'distress' regarding Neocatechumenal Way

The practices of the Neocatechumenal Way in Guam have drawn attention from the island's coadjutor archbishop, who has said its members are to stop forming new communities for a year, in the interest of healing divisions in the archdiocese.

Pope Francis to visit Egypt April 28-29

By Hannah Brockhaus
In what will be his first international trip of the year, Pope Francis will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt, April 28-29, showing that interfaith dialogue is a priority.

Chaput: Everyone who's a legal citizen should come pray for immigrants

As fears of deportation threaten to keep many immigrants home from a prayer service on Sunday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia is calling on citizens and legal residents to attend the event in support.

Catholic priests, religious face wave of violence in DR Congo

By Adelaide Mena
Following recent attempts at brokering peace between the government and political opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Catholic priests and religious are facing violent backlash around the country.

A year after genocide declaration, Knights donate nearly $2 million

Last year, in a nearly unprecedented event, the United States declared that Christians, Yezidis, Shi’a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic minorities are victims of ISIS genocide.

Pope Francis goes to confession

By Hannah Brockhaus
At the end of his annual Lenten penitential service on Friday, Pope Francis was the first to go to the sacrament of confession, afterward hearing the confessions of seven laypeople, three men and four women, in attendance.

Confession must be a pastoral priority, Pope Francis says

By Elise Harris
Pope Francis told priests Friday to make confession a priority in their parishes, and, if they want to be good confessors, to have a strong prayer life focused on growing in humility and closeness to the Holy Spirit in order to evangelize.

Texas advances bill on transgender bathrooms, but fate unclear

The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would require people to use bathrooms based on the sex on their birth certificate, but it faces significant opposition from influential corporations and LGBT activists.

Patrick: the saint who knew what it was like to be a slave

By Kevin Jones
Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave – but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery.

Meet the monks who spend their lives praying for Ireland's priests

By Kevin Jones
Prayer, reparation and praising God are the focus of a new Benedictine priory in Ireland, which focuses especially on reparation for the sins of priests.
 

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