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WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Christian organizations called on President Barack Obama to take direct action to stop the current violence in the Gaza Strip and to work toward a just peace for both Israelis and Palestinians.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis telephoned Rome’s chief rabbi to personally express his sadness over the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies were found June 30 in Hebron, West Bank.
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JOSE LEON SUAREZ, Argentina (CNS) — The doors used to stay shuttered on Our Lady of the Miracle chapel in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, opening only on Saturdays for catechism classes and Sundays for a single, sparsely attended service.
See the statement for the Office for Financial Services (the archdiocesan central administrative offices) and 16 statements for archdiocesan entities in Catholic Education, Catholic Human Services, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Catholic Cemeteries and Catholic Charities Appeal.
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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The president of the German bishops’ conference said he was “strengthened and encouraged” by his discussion with Pope Francis about the case of a German bishop under fire for a massive building project that critics have denounced as extravagant.
The following is a summary of key indicators of parish sacramental life for parishes now undergoing self-study. Click on the parish name for a link to more detailed information, from the archdiocesan Office for Parish Service and Support.
Our Lady of Fatima, Bensalem
Weekend Mass attendance(percentage of registered parishioners attending Mass)
St. Ann, [...]
SAN ANTONIO (CNS) — At the opening Mass of the Knights of Columbus 131st supreme convention Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration, attendees heard comments of congratulations for their charitable efforts as well as a challenge to do more for immigration reform.