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  • Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000: Pope tells very ill kids 'no easy answers' to questions on suffering - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) -- Questions about suffering have "no easy answers," Pope Francis said in a visit to Children's University Hospital.

    "How I would wish that we Christians could be as close to the sick as Jesus was, embracing them and willingly seeking them out," Pope Francis said. "Sadly, our society is ...

  • Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:00:00 +0000: Youthful face of mercy can change the world, says pope - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) -- The youthful face of God's mercy can change the hearts of people who have lost hope, Pope Francis said.

    A young person who is touched by Christ is "capable of truly great things," the pope told thousands of young men and women July 28 at the welcoming ceremony ...

  • Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:00:00 +0000: 'The world is at war,' but religions are not, pope says - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO KRAKOW, POLAND (CNS) -- The world, not religion, is waging a war in pieces, Pope Francis said.

    While it "is not at as organic" as past world wars, "it is organized and it is war," the pope told journalists July 27 on his flight to Krakow.

    "Someone may ...

  • Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Pope expresses shock over violence in French church - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of "absurd violence" added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.

    Pope Francis was informed about ...

  • Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Piazza acknowledges his Catholic faith at Hall of Fame induction - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (CNS) -- Mike Piazza, the superstar catcher inducted July 24 into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, gave credit to his Catholic faith for his success during his induction speech.

    "My mother gave me the greatest gift a mother can give a child. She gave me the gift of my ...

  • Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Police raise security threat level in Krakow - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) -- Polish police have raised the official security threat level at World Youth Day in Krakow, after an Iraqi man was arrested with traces of explosives.

    However, a police spokesman said the category of "alpha," or high, was not linked to any "concrete threat," adding that security arrangements were ...

  • Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:00:00 +0000: WYD pilgrims try to grasp the grimness of Auschwitz camps - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    OSWIECIM, Poland (CNS) -- Walking into the Auschwitz concentration camp, Stephanie Dalton felt a chill up and down her spine.

    She called it the spirit of those who died at the hands of the Nazis more than 70 years ago.

    "You could tell the people's presence (was) still there," she said after her ...

  • Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Clinton's VP pick, a Catholic, faces criticism for stand on abortion - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Only a week after Donald Trump chose as his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who was raised a Catholic and today is evangelical, Hillary Clinton chose as her vice presidential running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, a practicing Catholic who has never lost an election, ...

  • Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Pope issues rules to help contemplative women's mission - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In an effort to help contemplative women religious renew their life and mission in the church and the world, Pope Francis issued a series of new rulings dealing with formation, assets, prayer life, authority and autonomy.

    The new rulings include a mandate that "initially, all monasteries are to be part of a ...

  • Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Criminal charges against archdiocese dropped - Top Catholic News | AmericanCatholic.org

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) -- Standing before reporters and cameras July 20, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda said the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis failed in its handling of the case of Curtis Wehmeyer, a former priest who pleaded guilty in two courts of abusing three brothers while pastor of Blessed ...

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