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Young and old moved by Steubenville East

Young and old moved by Steubenville East

By Tanya Connor The Catholic Free Press “Jesus Christ was just a few feet away from us!” Alyssa Mulry, 17, was talking about adoration last Saturday at the Steubenville East youth conference, held at UMass Lowell. A priest carrying a monstrance around the arena stopped above her. “It just made me so much more humble,” […]

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Clinton shrine to appeal in Knock documentary

Clinton shrine to appeal in Knock documentary

By Tanya Connor  |  The Catholic Free Press CLINTON –  The Irish heritage of St. John, Guardian of Lady Parish attracted some special visitors to the church last week, and could make it “famous” as part of a documentary on Knock, Ireland, and its Marian shrine. The visitors were Laura McGann, a camera operator for […]

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St. Ann’s Knights serve at altar

St. Ann’s Knights serve at altar

By Christina Galeone CFP Correspondent STILL RIVER – In Italy in 1858, Joseph Bongiovanni, a friend of St. Dominic Savio, formed a society based on concepts he and the saint discussed before the saint’s passing. The Knights of the Altar was established as part of the Blessed Sacrament Sodality. In Minnesota, 80 years later, Father […]

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    CCHD grant applications available

    CCHD grant applications available

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    The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ “… to bring good news to the poor …  release to captives …  sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free.” (Luke 4:18) Applications for a local Catholic Campaign for […]

  • National

    Catholics look at GOP platform

    Catholics look at GOP platform

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    By Adelaide Mena and Matt Hadro Catholic News Agency CLEVELAND, Ohio (CNA) – The detailed platform adopted by the Republican Party this week received mixed reactions among Catholics for its positions. It was an “extremely conservative platform” in the words of Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), co-chair of the platform committee, “one that, as I said […]

  • International

    Iraqi patriarch calls for tolerance, forgiveness to fight terrorism

    Iraqi patriarch calls for tolerance, forgiveness to fight terrorism

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    By Catholic News Service BAGHDAD (CNS) — Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako, on the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, called for tolerance and forgiveness to fight extremism, hatred and terrorism. Speaking at a prayer service July 7 in the Karrada section of Baghdad for the victims of the July 3 bombing that killed more than […]

  • Vatican

    Pope Francis names Archbishop Banach to additional post in Africa

    Pope Francis names Archbishop Banach to additional post in Africa

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    By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named U.S. Archbishop Michael W. Banach, a Vatican diplomat, to be apostolic nuncio to Cape Verde. The pope also named Italian Archbishop Franco Coppola to be the new nuncio to Mexico. The Vatican made the announcements July 9. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Archbishop […]

  • Commentary

    Cremains and Respect for the Human Body

    Cremains and Respect for the Human Body

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    By Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk   In the famous story of David and Goliath, Goliath boasts to the young David that after he kills him, he will give his flesh “to the birds of the sky and beasts of the field.” He conveys his profound disdain for David by speaking this way, deprecating even his corpse. […]

  • Spiritual

    Author says ‘punitive treatment’ of believers on the rise in society

    Author says ‘punitive treatment’ of believers on the rise in society

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    By Allana Haynes Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The author of a new book on religious liberty issues said at a June 28 lecture in Washington that “the Western world today is home to a secularist faith.” Modern-day religion is becoming stifled in the secular age, said Mary Eberstadt, author of “It’s Dangerous to […]