• Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000: Presidential candidates outline plans to address poverty - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Seven presidential candidates have responded to a call from anti-poverty advocates by submitting brief videos outlining their plans to address poverty.
  • Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:00:00 +0000: Exhibit honors how St. John Paul changed Catholic-Jewish relations - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Helping to inaugurate an exhibit at the Vatican, the chief rabbi of Rome noted just how much "times have changed."
  • Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000: The pope's 'staycation': Letters, trip preparation fill his days - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Returning to the Vatican in the midst of a heat wave after an eight-day, three-country trip to South America, Pope Francis took the kind of vacation he said he prefers: what has become known as a "staycation."

    With the exception of a July 21 meeting with a group ...

  • Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:00:00 +0000: Tide may be turning against harsh prison sentences - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Readers of the Bible may recall the passage in Chapter 4 of Luke that presages the start of Jesus' public ministry, in which Jesus said, in part: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He ...

  • Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:00:00 +0000: Cardinal Baum, longest serving U.S. cardinal, dies at age 88 - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Cardinal William W. Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died July 23 at the age of 88 after a long illness. He was a cardinal for 39 years -- the longest such tenure in U.S. church history.

    Cardinal Baum witnessed history from the Second Vatican Council ...

  • Sun, 26 Jul 2015 01:00:00 +0000: At Vatican, world's mayors discuss climate change, poverty - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After decades of world leaders trying to set global goals to address climate change and extreme poverty, city mayors gathered at the Vatican to pledge they will take real action and lead the fight on their streets.

    Pope Francis told the mayors that they were important because they ...

  • Sat, 25 Jul 2015 01:00:00 +0000: Lafayette bishop offers prayers in wake of theater shooting - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    LAFAYETTE, La. (CNS) -- Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in Lafayette in which two were killed and nine wounded.

    "On behalf of the Catholic faithful in the Diocese of Lafayette, we offer our deepest sympathies to the families ...

  • Fri, 24 Jul 2015 01:00:00 +0000: 'Good Is Winning' social media effort gears up for pope's visit - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- A broad digital media project to coincide with Pope Francis' visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of themselves as religious.

    These "nones," as researchers have called them, are especially found among the millennial ...

  • Fri, 24 Jul 2015 01:00:00 +0000: Senate holds hearing on immigration enforcement policies - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- San Francisco's archbishop said the recent "senseless killing" of a young woman in that city allegedly by a man in the U.S. illegally is "a horrible tragedy" but should not be used to push for policies that "punish all immigrants."

    "This horrible tragedy has ignited a national conversation about ...

  • Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:00:00 +0000: Papal trip: From World Meeting of Families to three-city tour - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) -- The first traces of preparation for Pope Francis' historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have started in Milan, Italy, in 2012.

    In closing the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families held there that year, Pope Benedict XVI announced that the 2015 gathering would take ...

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