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Word getting around that Sept. 1 is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis a year ago declared that Catholics would join their Orthodox brothers and sisters and other Christians to formally mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This year awareness of the day … Continue reading

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Volunteering with Mother Teresa’s nuns: ‘Getting right in the dirty of things’

By Anna Capizzi What is it like to volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata? Thousands travel to Kolkata, India, each year to give their time helping the order of sisters Blessed Teresa founded to “satiate the thirst of … Continue reading

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Sisters of Life live up to their name

The liturgy — and celebration afterward — for the six women who professed final vows as Sisters of Life Aug. 6 truly lived up to the order’s name. The nearly three-hour-liturgy  in a tightly-packed Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in … Continue reading

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A WYD Q&A with Cardinal Tagle

KRAKOW, Poland — Michelle Hough, communications officer for Caritas Internationalis, shared her interview with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, president of the international Caritas network. Q: The pope gave you a big hug when he saw you on the … Continue reading

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Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, July 31, 2016

  July 31, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle C. Readings:       1) Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23       Psalm 90:3-6, 12-14, 17       2) Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11       Gospel: Luke 12:13-21   By Jean Denton Catholic News Service “All things … Continue reading

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Replay: Today’s papal visit to Auschwitz

Since many Americans were sleeping when Pope Francis visited the Auschwitz concentration camp earlier today, here is an easy-to-skim look at how the event unfolded via Twitter: Arrival outside of Auschwitz concentration camp #WYDKrakow2016 — Catholic News Svc (@CatholicNewsSvc) … Continue reading

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Poles can’t help comparing Pope Francis to their favorite son

By Jonathan Luxmoore CZESTOCHOWA, Poland — Jurek Najgebauer attended Pope Francis’ Mass at the Jasna Gora national monastery. Although police said about 200,000 people attended the Mass, Najgebauer said there were far fewer than when St. John Paul II was … Continue reading

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