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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
  • Pope begs governments to act to stop anti-Christian persecution

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "Do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression," Pope Francis asked the international community after calling attention once again to the fate of persecuted Christians, especially in the Middle East.

    After reciting the Angelus Aug. 30, Pope Francis told ...
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    Syrian refugee children scream as they sit in front of Macedonian riot police at the Greek-Macedonian border, Aug. 21.
  • Former nuncio dies while awaiting sex-abuse trial

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Initial results of the autopsy on the body of former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was awaiting trial in the Vatican on charges of child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography, indicate he died late Aug. 27 of a "cardiac incident," the Vatican said.

    The ...
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    Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was found dead Aug. 28 in a Vatican residence.
  • Pope Francis on Families
    Pope Francis cares deeply about the health and happiness of today’s families. Just seven months into his papacy, he announced that he would host an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to discuss the pastoral challenges facing modern families. The discussions on ...
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    For Pope Francis, the family is the cornerstone of our faith. Here he offers 10 reasons why.
  • Eleven cardinals urge maintaining church rules on marriage

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Eleven cardinals, at least four of whom will participate in the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October, have urged fellow church leaders to maintain the church's rules regarding marriage and strengthen Catholic education about marriage and family life.

    Their book, "Eleven Cardinals ...
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    A large crowd is seen as Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 9.
  • Parish diversity reflects the changing nature of US society

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- American parishes are not so monolithic anymore.

    Traditionally European parishes, once the hallmark of the American Catholic Church, have become places where immigrants from Africa, Mexico, Central America and Asia have increasingly felt at home.

    It's an indication of the ever-changing face of the U.S. ...
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    People walk outside San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission in Carmel, Calif.
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Giles: Despite the fact that much about St. Giles is shrouded in mystery, we can say that he was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages. Likely, he was born in the first half of the seventh century in southeastern France. That is where he built a monastery that became a popular stopping-off point for pilgrims making their way to Compostela in Spain and the Holy Land.<br /><br />In England, many ancient churches and hospitals were dedicated to Giles. One of the sections of the city of Brussels is named after him. In Germany, Giles was included among the so-called 14 Holy Helpers, a popular group of saints to whom people prayed, especially for recovery from disease and for strength at the hour of death. Also among the 14 were Sts. Christopher, Barbara and Blaise. Interestingly, Giles was the only non-martyr among them. Devotion to the "Holy Helpers" was especially strong in parts of Germany and in Hungary and Sweden. Such devotion made his popularity spread. Giles was soon invoked as the patron of the poor and the disabled.<br /><br />The pilgrimage center that once drew so many fell into disrepair some centuries after Giles' death. American Catholic Blog During this month of September, as we celebrate four feasts of Our Lady, let us learn from her: humility, purity, sharing, and thoughtfulness. We will then, like Mary, become holy people, being able to look up and see only Jesus; our light and example will be only Jesus; and we will be able to spread his fragrance everywhere we go. We will flood our souls with his Spirit and so in us, through us, and with us glorify the Father.

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