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Concept of biblical jubilee comes to life

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi preferred that the focus wasn’t on him. The real attention should be on the difficult work needed to protect poor people in developing nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America from predatory lending practices that deprive them … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh bishop asks all churches to be open for prayer before Election Day

PITTSBURGH (CNS) — Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh has asked every church in his diocese to be open for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day Nov. 7, so that people of faith can pray for the nation and … Continue reading

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U.S. Catholics encouraged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

(UPDATED with Bishop Zubik statement and a new column by Cardinal-designate Tobin.)  By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the weeks leading up the hotly contested Nov.8 election, many Catholic bishops have written columns, issued statements or preached homilies … Continue reading

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In the midst of debate nastiness, a nun provides relief on Twitter

While some are letting out a sigh of relief that the last of the presidential debates — and the prime time nastiness that’s accompanied them — is over, part of me will miss the running debate commentary of @onegroovynun. Sr … Continue reading

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Duterte’s war on drugs: Filipinos weigh in with mixed reviews

By Tyler Orsburn Filipino American History Month is October in the United States. Feelings between the Philippines and the United States have been good for a long time, although the U.S. military presence has been an ongoing source of tension … Continue reading

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Pop art pope wins graffiti game of peace

UPDATE: After being up less than half the day, the city’s waste collectors came to scrape everything off. Like two years ago, spray paint graffiti, trash and unsanitary mementos of a canine kind remain… VATICAN CITY — In a clandestine … Continue reading

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Poet and pope — or laureate and saint

So Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Some folks would have much preferred someone else had won. To others, it’s a welcome recognition of his lyric gifts. Nineteen years ago, Catholic New Service ran a guest … Continue reading

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