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  • Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000: Pope tells quake survivors he will visit them 'as soon as possible' - Top Catholic News |

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said he wants to visit survivors and those affected by a deadly earthquake in central Italy as soon as possible.

    He wants to go to the ravaged area to "bring you personally the solace of faith, the embrace of a father and brother, and the support of Christian hope," he ...

  • Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:00:00 +0000: Pope meets with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg - Top Catholic News |

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Continuing his dialogue with leaders in the world of social media and technology, Pope Francis met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

    Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, met the pope Aug. 29 in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where the pope lives.

    "It is an honor to be ...

  • Mon, 29 Aug 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims - Top Catholic News |

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After a strong earthquake struck central Italy and with the early news reporting many deaths and serious damage, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience Aug. 24 into a prayer service.

    While the pope and some 11,000 pilgrims and tourists recited the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary in ...

  • Sun, 28 Aug 2016 21:00:00 +0000: 'Icon of mercy': Missionaries superior describes Blessed Teresa - Top Catholic News |

    ROME (CNS) -- Blessed Teresa of Kolkata was a woman who truly felt wed to Jesus, and the freedom she experienced in loving him led her to radical poverty, a courageous outreach and an immense love for the poor, said the superior general of the order Mother Teresa founded.

    "She was very happy to be ...

  • Sun, 28 Aug 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Flooding in Louisiana has changed region forever, many say - Top Catholic News |

    BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) -- Water lapped at the heels of Father Michael Galea, steady rain an arduous reminder of Mother Nature's unfinished business.

    With a sadness in his voice, Father Galea, pastor at Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant, estimated that as many as 90 percent of his parishioners were impacted during the recent historic ...

  • Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic - Top Catholic News |

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Police continued to search for the killer of two women religious who spent years caring for poor people as nurse practitioners in central Mississippi.

    Sister Margaret Held, 68, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, and Sister Paula Merrill, 68, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth ...

  • Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Olympian known as compassionate competitor motivated by faith - Top Catholic News |

    PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- Galen Rupp is slowly chiseling his place in history.

    On the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympics Aug. 21, Rupp became the first American-born athlete to medal in the marathon in 40 years as he earned the bronze. As he crossed the finish line, the graduate of Central Catholic High School ...

  • Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:00:00 +0000: A violent summer pushes U.S. to deal with the pain of racism - Top Catholic News |

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- With the haunting lyrics of a song that refers to a lynching sung in the background, a group of African-American Catholics in Los Angeles gathered in mid-August to meditate on the fatal shootings of unarmed black men and boys, linking their suffering to the persecution and crucifixion of Jesus.

    The approximately 150 participants ...

  • Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Rebuilding in Ecuador after April quake complicated by poverty - Top Catholic News |
    AMA, Ecuador (CNS) -- Ask Jose Santos about the earthquake that struck the northern coast of Ecuador in April and he paints a vivid picture.

    "The ground moved like waves on the ocean," he recalls, while a pall of sulfurous-smelling haze rose over the town.

    Santos' welding shop collapsed, destroying the tools on ...

  • Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:00:00 +0000: Catholic vote is important, but less predictable than in the past - Top Catholic News |

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Is there a Catholic vote?

    Well, yes. Kind of.

    Voting patterns show Catholics vote much like the rest of America, with minor swings one way or the other, depending on the candidate and the state.

    Nevertheless, the Catholic vote still is important, as syndicated columnist, political commentator and Georgetown University professor ...

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