Catholic Courier

London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack
London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack CNS photo by Neil Hall/Reuters
March 23, 2017
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded.
 
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U.S. Catholics asked 'to accompany' migrants, refugees seeking better life
U.S. Catholics asked 'to accompany' migrants, refugees seeking better life
March 22, 2017

The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."

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Rwanda genocide survivor speaks at conference
Rwanda genocide survivor speaks at conference
March 20, 2017

Hundreds of women gathered at the Aquinas Institute in Rochester for the annual Rochester Catholic Women's Conference March 18. 

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Pope apologizes for Catholics' participation in Rwanda genocide
Pope apologizes for Catholics' participation in Rwanda genocide
March 20, 2017

Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God's forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.

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Bishop Matano's 2017 Holy Week/Triduum schedule
Bishop Matano's 2017 Holy Week/Triduum schedule
March 16, 2017

The following is Bishop Salvatore R. Matano's schedule for Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum.

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Priests and marriage: Pope's response not so new after all
Priests and marriage: Pope's response not so new after all
March 13, 2017

While Pope Francis' recent comments on the subject of married priests made headlines around the world, his response falls clearly in line with the thinking of his predecessors.

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Churches cancel Masses in wake of windstorm
Churches cancel Masses in wake of windstorm
March 10, 2017

Some parishes in Monroe County sustained property damage and have been without power for an extended period of time in the wake of a windstorm on March 8.

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Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law
Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law
March 8, 2017

Calling health care "a vital concern for nearly every person in the country," the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will be reviewing closely a measure introduced in the House March 6 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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