Catholic Courier

Posted: July 7, 2009

Last Updated: January 17, 2017

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April 20, 2017
Vatican says it would welcome visit by Trump
Vatican says it would welcome visit by Trump

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If U.S. President Donald Trump requests a meeting with Pope Francis in May, the Vatican will try to make it work, a top Vatican official said.

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April 19, 2017
Closed hearts unable to be surprised by the Resurrection, pope says

Christian faith is a grace and can be perceived only in the hearts of those willing to be surprised by the joy of the Resurrection, Pope Francis said.

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April 18, 2017
Pope Benedict celebrates birthday with Bavarian guests, beer, pretzels
Pope Benedict celebrates birthday with Bavarian guests, beer, pretzels

A bit of Bavaria, including German beer and pretzels, came to the Vatican to help celebrate retired Pope Benedict XVI's 90th birthday.

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April 18, 2017
U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

During what the Roman Missal describes as the "mother of all vigils," the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil April 15 in churches big and small across the country.

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April 16, 2017
Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says
Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says

Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders "our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms," Pope Francis said before giving his solemn Easter blessing.

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April 14, 2017
Churches around world urged to say Mass on Archbishop Sheen's birthday
A grass-roots effort calling on Catholic churches around the world to celebrate a special Mass on the May 8 birthday of the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen could see its goal of 1,000 Masses soon reached.
 
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April 13, 2017
Trump signs bill to let states redirect funds away from abortion clinics
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April 13, 2017
Pope washes feet of 12 prison inmates at Holy Thursday Mass
Pope washes feet of 12 prison inmates at Holy Thursday Mass

In a gesture of service toward marginalized people, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 inmates, including three women and a man who is converting from Islam to Catholicism.

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April 13, 2017
Pope to priests: Never separate truth, joy, mercy from the Gospel
Pope to priests: Never separate truth, joy, mercy from the Gospel

Always preach the whole truth of the Gospel with humility and respect and never be afraid to offer that truth just "one sip at a time," Pope Francis told the world's priests.

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