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  • Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:00 +0000: Chaplain's duty is to bury the dead, and minister to the living - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- On a chilly February afternoon in Arlington National Cemetery, Father Joseph Brankatelli walked alone before a horse-drawn caisson bearing the remains of World War II veteran Robert Andre.

    At the burial site, eight young soldiers flanked Andre's flag-draped casket while Father Brankatelli conducted the rite of Christian burial ...

  • Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000: St. John XXIII's aide dies at 100 - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The former secretary to a saint and the oldest member of the College of Cardinals died May 26 at the age of 100.

    Italian Cardinal Loris Capovilla, who served St. John XXIII before and after he became pope, died in Bergamo, near Milan.

    Cardinal Capovilla was born in Pontelongo, ...

  • Thu, 26 May 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Cincinnati parishioners learn to 'Civilize It' during election season - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    CLEVELAND (CNS) -- Amid the anger, the attacks and the sometimes boisterous nature of this year's presidential campaign, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is encouraging parishioners to remember that civility in politics is a virtue.

    To bring the point home, the archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Office has unveiled the "Civilize It" campaign, stressing ...

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 21:00:00 +0000: Leaders hope pope-imam meeting leads to new relationships - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    BEIRUT (CNS) -- Lebanese leaders in Muslim-Christian dialogue said they hoped Pope Francis' meeting with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University, would lead to new relationships.

    Maronite Father Fadi Daou, chairman of Adyan, a foundation for interfaith studies and spiritual solidarity based in Lebanon, told Catholic News Service that he hopes ...

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Musician, actor, cardinals address U.S. Catholic college graduates - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Speakers at commencement exercises at U.S. Catholic colleges and universities this year ranged from musician and composer Harry Connick Jr. and actor of stage and screen Mahershala Ali to cardinals and bishops and a former college president.

    As commencement speaker at Loyola University New Orleans May 20, Connick both ...

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Aid officials call for overhaul of system so help reaches needy - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    ISTANBUL (CNS) -- Catholic and other humanitarian leaders said it was time to overhaul the global humanitarian system because the current aid structure is failing to reach those most in need.

    "Our collective unwillingness to prevent or prepare adequately for disasters is a systemic moral failure," Sean Callahan, Catholic Relief Services' chief ...

  • Tue, 24 May 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Pope Benedict denies latest rumors about Fatima 'secret' - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Sixteen years after the Vatican released the text of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, rumors cyclically arise claiming that the Vatican still is keeping part of Mary's message to three children in Fatima, Portugal, secret.

    The Vatican press office May 21 took the unusual step of publishing ...

  • Tue, 24 May 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Pope urges summit participants to alleviate suffering of millions - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    ISTANBUL (CNS) -- Pope Francis sent a message to the World Humanitarian Summit, urging participants to "contribute in a real way to alleviate the sufferings of millions" because of conflicts, violence, persecution and natural disasters.

    "In this context, the victims are those who are most vulnerable, those who live in conditions of ...

  • Mon, 23 May 2016 01:00:00 +0000: First-graders make their treasure grow to serve others - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    CHICAGO (CNS) -- More than 100 first-graders, teachers and proud parents packed the cafeteria at a Catholic elementary school in Chicago to present their unique Lenten project gift to Catholic Extension, a national fundraising organization that supports the work and ministries of U.S. mission dioceses.

    During an afternoon ceremony at Frances Xavier ...

  • Mon, 23 May 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Slovak nun, shot in South Sudan, dies - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) -- A Slovak nun shot and wounded in Yei, South Sudan, died May 20 at a hospital in Nairobi.

    Holy Spirit Missionary Sister Veronika Terezia Rackova, director of St. Bakhita Medical Center in Yei, was evacuated to Nairobi May 17, shortly after the nighttime shooting. She had been in ...

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