Catholic Courier

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace
Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace CNS photo by Paul Haring
May 24, 2017

Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, "I won't forget what you said."

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Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack
Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack
May 23, 2017

Decrying the "barbaric attack in Manchester," England, Pope Francis sent his condolences and prayers to all those affected "by this senseless act of violence," an attack on a concert that British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005.

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Trump arrives in Holy Land, visits Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall
Trump arrives in Holy Land, visits Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall
May 22, 2017
Following his official welcome to Jerusalem by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, U.S. President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western Wall.
 
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Elmira churches to form cluster
Elmira churches to form cluster
May 18, 2017

Elmira’s three Catholic parishes, comprising six worship sites, will cluster in late June as they move toward forming a single citywide parish.

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Fatima seers become church's youngest non-martyred saints
Fatima seers become church's youngest non-martyred saints
May 15, 2017

Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.

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Pope Francis begins two-day pilgrimage to Fatima
Pope Francis begins two-day pilgrimage to Fatima
May 12, 2017

Pope Francis said his two-day pilgrimage to Fatima would be a time of prayer and encounter with Jesus and Mary.

 

 

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Ithaca school will close in June
Ithaca school will close in June
May 10, 2017

Ithaca’s Immaculate Conception School, a mainstay of Catholic education in Tompkins County for more than 130 years, will close at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

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Bishops among first signatories to pledge to end death penalty
Bishops among first signatories to pledge to end death penalty
May 10, 2017

Bishops attending a meeting were among the first to sign the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty at the U.S. bishops' headquarters building May 9.

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