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Friday, September 4, 2015
  • Britons crying out for more generous response to migrants

    LONDON (CNS) -- Images of drowned refugees are causing the British people to cry out for a more generous response to the migrant crisis engulfing Europe, said an English cardinal.

    Speaking to ITV News Sept. 2, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said shocking images of bodies washed ...

    Syrian and Afghan refugees on a dinghy wave as they approach the Greek island of Lesbos Sept. 3.
  • Doctors still pressured against following conscience

    ROME (CNS) -- When St. John Paul II called for conscientious objection against laws legitimizing abortion and euthanasia 20 years ago, one Catholic doctor never imagined the struggle and sacrifice to carry out that duty would last for so long.

    Dr. Robert Walley, a British obstetrician and gynecologist who founded and ...

    Dr. Robert Walley, founder and head of MaterCare International, attends the group's 10th international conference in Rome Sept. 1.
  • Summer mission lets young adults focus on faith and service

    SALINA, Kan. (CNS) -- Ten years ago, Father Gale Hammerschmidt, then a seminarian, said he had no idea what to expect from Prayer and Action, a summer mission project he helped launch.

    "I was hoping we could do one week a summer," he said.

    The popular program has ...

    Volunteers with the Prayer and Action summer mission program pray with Father Jarett Konrade in Stockton, Kan., June 4.
  • Trip through Central Park added to pope’s New York itinerary

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Pope Francis will get a glimpse of leafy Central Park and thousands of waving New Yorkers Sept. 25 when he makes "a historic procession" through the urban landmark, according to the city's mayor.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sept 1 the pope will ride along the West ...

    Women eat lunch in Central Park in New York City Sept. 1.
  • Observers: Pope to affirm and challenge politicians during visit

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) -- Flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner -- two high-profile Catholic politicians -- the visual of Pope Francis' Sept. 24 address to Congress will signal an evolving narrative.

    The improbability of a pope standing before a ...

    Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner are pictured in 2013 during a joint meeting of Congress.
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Rose of Viterbo: Rose achieved sainthood in only 18 years of life. Even as a child Rose had a great desire to pray and to aid the poor. While still very young, she began a life of penance in her parents’ house. She was as generous to the poor as she was strict with herself. At the age of 10 she became a Secular Franciscan and soon began preaching in the streets about sin and the sufferings of Jesus.
<p>Viterbo, her native city, was then in revolt against the pope. When Rose took the pope’s side against the emperor, she and her family were exiled from the city. When the pope’s side won in Viterbo, Rose was allowed to return. Her attempt at age 15 to found a religious community failed, and she returned to a life of prayer and penance in her father’s home, where she died in 1251. Rose was canonized in 1457.</p> American Catholic Blog Obedience is not a joke, it is a sacrifice. The more you love God, the more you will obey. Obedience is a cross—pick up your cross and follow him. Everyone in the world has to obey in some way or another. People are forced to obey or they will lose their jobs. But we obey out of love for Jesus.

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