Catholic Courier

Posted: July 7, 2009

Last Updated: January 17, 2017

World & Nation

June 5, 2017
Pope sends second, personal note of condolence to Ukrainians

 Saying he was moved by reports of tens of thousands of people gathering for a funeral procession for Ukrainian Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, who died May 31, Pope Francis sent a second message of condolence to the cardinal's successor.

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June 2, 2017
Trump pushes travel ban to U.S. Supreme Court
As the world was reacting to news about Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, lawyers for the president were asking the U.S. Supreme Court later that day, on June 1, to overturn decisions by lower courts blocking his travel ban.
 
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June 2, 2017
Vatican: Safeguarding creation is religious obligation
Christians and Muslims, believers in one God, have an obligation to safeguard the world God created, said the Vatican's annual message to Muslims for the end of Ramadan.
 
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June 2, 2017
Pope tells students: Don't fear goodbyes

Life is a long series of hellos and goodbyes, so don't be afraid to let go of the past; remember old friends, but keep moving and be open to the new, Pope Francis told students as the school year was coming to an end.

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June 1, 2017
Trump's decision to abandon Paris climate pact called 'deeply troubling'
Trump's decision to abandon Paris climate pact called 'deeply troubling'

President Donald Trump's June 1 decision "not to honor the U.S. commitment" to the Paris climate agreement "is deeply troubling," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.

 
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June 1, 2017
Bishops urge Trump to honor Paris climate pact to protect the planet
Bishops urge Trump to honor Paris climate pact to protect the planet

The United States has an obligation to honor the Paris climate agreement to protect "our people and our planet" and "mitigate the worst impacts of climate change," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.

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May 31, 2017
Pope: Christians share hope, not 'vinegar of bitterness'

Christians are called to be "sowers of hope," consoling and defending the poor and anyone in need, Pope Francis said.

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May 30, 2017
Pope: Get a spiritual EKG to make sure heart pulsates with Holy Spirit

 Never speak, act or make a decision without first listening to the Holy Spirit, who moves, troubles and inspires the heart, Pope Francis advised.

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May 29, 2017
Pope, Trudeau talk about reconciliation with Canada's indigenous people
Pope, Trudeau talk about reconciliation with Canada's indigenous people

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he asked Pope Francis to help Canadians "move forward on a real reconciliation" with the country's indigenous people "by issuing an apology" on behalf of the Catholic Church for its role in harming their communities.

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