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Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

    CHICAGO (CNS) -- Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

    His successor in Chicago, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, called Cardinal ...
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    Cardinal Francis E. George greets people after Mass in 2003.
  • Vatican to host 'summit' on climate change, development

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With the participation of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is hosting a summit, "Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity," at the Vatican April 28.

    The focus of the workshop, with more than 60 environmental experts invited, will be the moral ...
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    A man paddles his boat along a marsh in late March on the Pomeroon River in Guyana.
  • Pope, cardinals discuss bishops' accountability in abuse cases

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The question of accountability for bishops and religious superiors who fail to follow through on protecting minors from abuse was "put on the table" during the latest meeting between Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals, said the Vatican spokesman.

    Jesuit ...
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    Pope Francis poses with cardinal advisers during a meeting at the Vatican October 1.
  • Vatican, LCWR conclude process to reform group
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with church teaching. Conference ...
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    Pope Francis meets with representatives of Leadership Conference of Women Religious at Vatican
  • Jesuit-educated Jordan Spieth remains humble after Master's triumph

    DALLAS (CNS) -- Even after becoming the toast of the sports world, golfer Jordan Spieth, a 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit graduate, remained humble and down-to-earth as he worked the crowds at Augusta, handled the media, and bantered with morning and late night talk show hosts after his ...
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James Oldo: You’ve heard rags-to-riches stories. Today, we celebrate the reverse. 
<p>James of Oldo was born into a well-to-do family near Milan in 1364. He married a woman who, like him, appreciated the comforts that came with wealth. But an outbreak of plague drove James, his wife and their three children out of their home and into the countryside. Despite those precautions, two of his daughters died from the plague, James determined to use whatever time he had left to build up treasures in heaven and to build God’s realm on earth. </p><p>He and his wife became Secular Franciscans. James gave up his old lifestyle and did penance for his sins. He cared for a sick priest, who taught him Latin. Upon the death of his wife, James himself became a priest. His house was transformed into a chapel where small groups of people, many of them fellow Secular Franciscans, came for prayer and support. James focused on caring for the sick and for prisoners of war. He died in 1404 after contracting a disease from one of his patients. </p><p>James Oldo was beatified in 1933.</p> American Catholic Blog Charity for the poor is like a living flame: the more dry the wood, the brighter it burns.



 
 
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