November 21, 2016

Pope calls new cardinals to be agents of unity in divided world

Even Catholics are not immune from "the virus of polarization and animosity," the pope told the new cardinals.
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Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

The whole church and each Christian must "follow his way of tangible love," Pope Francis said.
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Faith, celibacy and spirituality among day two topics at BYCC 2016

A variety of speakers spoke about turning to faith in times of loss and difficulties.
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Pope extends special Year of Mercy provisions on confession

Pope Francis formally gave all priests permanent permission to grant absolution to those who confess to having procured an abortion.
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Knights of Columbus warm 1,700 Baltimore children with new winter coats

A day after a cold front blew into the region, the Maryland Knights of Columbus lessened the impact of that seasonal change for children.
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A Thanksgiving to Remember (and a Lesson in Gratitude)

It was just days before Thanksgiving. We had been waiting for months and months to find out when we would travel to bring our baby boy home from China.We had been matched with him in early January, and he had turned 2 just weeks earlier—without us. I was starting to
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