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This week in photos+

New Friday feature is a quick photo round up of happenings around the diocese and the world.

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Logic of weapons, self-interest wreak havoc on Mideast, pope says+

What people in Syria and Iraq want more than anything else -- beyond the needed humanitarian aid -- is peace.

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Apologists, catechists, theologians: wake up!+

I do blame teachers, catechists, evangelists and academics within the Christian churches for not doing enough to keep our young people engaged.

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When times are tough, rant at God, don’t run from trouble, pope says+

Praying with genuine candor and honesty, the way a child pours out his emotions to his father, is how we must pray in the most terrible, desolate, crushing moments.

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The Vatican, China and evangelical prudence+

Recent remarks by the Vatican’s Secretary of State have fueled speculation about a possible exchange of diplomatic representation between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China.

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USCCB urges HHS compromise on contraceptive mandate case+

Any government-mandated contraceptive coverage must be truly independent of petitioners and their plans.

Read More+ 3 weeks ago
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Catholicism’s empty quarter+

Québec, a flourishing Catholic region for centuries, is now Catholicism’s empty quarter in the Western Hemisphere.

Read More+ 3 weeks ago
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And Jesus Wept: A reflection on 9/11 anniversary+

Where was God on September 11, 2001? He was weeping with us.

Read More+ 3 weeks ago
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Sisters committed lives to serving poor, vulnerable people in Mississippi+

As the sisters and their families mourn the slain women, they've asked for people to pray -- not only for the victims and their loved ones but also for their attacker.

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Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims+

The pope had prepared a normal audience talk, but given the devastation in central Italy, he decided to lead the recitation of the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary.

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