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Pope Francis greets a girl as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
August 27th, 2014

God wants us to come together, pope says

Envy, jealousy and meanness are human instincts, but they are not Christian, since the division they cause among believers is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said at his Wednesday audience.

August 27th, 2014

Syriac patriarch calls Islamic State actions ‘attempted genocide’

BEIRUT (CNS) — Returning from a six-day visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan called the Islamic State invasion “religious cleansing.”

August 27th, 2014

Israeli-Hamas cease-fire holding up as aid groups send help

JERUSALEM (CNS) — Catholic aid organizations are hopeful that the most recent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas will hold as they assess the needs in Gaza after 50 days of war. The agreement calls for the easing of the Israeli-enforced embargo to allow humanitarian aid and construction material into Gaza.

August 27th, 2014

God wants us to come together, pope says

Envy, jealousy and meanness are human instincts, but they are not Christian, since the division they cause among believers is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said at his Wednesday audience.

August 27th, 2014

Cleveland Diocese’s newspaper to end print publication in 2015

The Catholic Universe Bulletin began in 1874 as a weekly newspaper, converting to biweekly in 1982. Circulation has dwindled to about 35,000. Bishop Richard G. Lennon of Cleveland said he would begin exploring an alternative means of reaching Catholics in northeast Ohio.

August 27th, 2014

Dance to swing music with Blessed Sacrament sisters

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament will hold their fundraiser “Swinging Under the Stars” at the National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel on Saturday, Sept. 20, featuring a a live jazz and swing ensemble.

August 27th, 2014

Seminar for Catholic digital communicators coming in October

The one-day Digital Church Conference where leaders in parishes, schools and in faith formation roles, including pastors and other Catholics, may learn about electronic communications in and for the Catholic Church will be held Oct. 18 at St. Joseph’s University.

August 27th, 2014

Former Flyer will speak at breakfast meeting

Don Saleski is the keynoter at the Oct. 17 Catholic Business Leaders’ Breakfast at the Union League of Philadelphia.

August 27th, 2014

Archbishop Chaput to attend Faith in the Future event

The educational foundation invites everyone to join the celebration of its second anniversary on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Union League of Philadelphia.

August 27th, 2014

La Diva Tenors to sing at seminary gala

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary will host its second annual gala fundraiser this fall with a concert and reception on Oct. 4 and 5.

August 27th, 2014

Shrine celebrates Our Lady of Vailankanni

The Miraculous Medal Shrine in Germantown, Philadelphia, invites everyone to attend the celebration of Our Lady of Vailankanni — Our Lady of Good Health — on Saturday, Sept. 6.

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