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VATICAN CITY — As the Catholic Church continues to reflect on synodality through a two-year process of listening and dialogue, a panel of six notable theologians and canonists discussed the nature of consultation and decision-making in a synodal church. The discussion took place May 20 at the Vatican’s Palazzo Pio during the presentation of a …

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5/20/22
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ROME — Celebrating the launch of the Scholas International Educational Movement and its environmental project, Pope Francis encouraged young people, especially women, to lead the charge in fighting climate change. “Defending nature means defending the poetry of creation, it means defending harmony. It is a fight for harmony. And women know more about harmony than …

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5/20/22
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Participants in an annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, for U.S. active-duty military personnel and veterans assembled 3,000 prayer kits for Ukrainian soldiers. The “Warriors to Lourdes” pilgrimage May 10-16 drew more than 175 participants and was co-sponsored by the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services and the Knights of Columbus. U.S. …

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5/20/22
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MEXICO CITY — A Catholic priest who directed a migrant shelter was killed in the Mexican border state of Baja California, reinforcing Mexico’s reputation as a murderous country for clergy. Father José Guadalupe Rivas Saldaña and another unidentified individual were found dead May 17 in the municipality of Tecate, east of Tijuana, after being reported …

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5/20/22
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What’s distinctive about your parish? What is your parish’s charism? Peace and good. Franciscan spirituality — the crib, cross and the holy Eucharist — is our focus. The parish is oriented toward the celebration of the Eucharist and prayer as a faith community, and how the fruits of prayer lead us to living out the …

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5/20/22
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Five diocesan students were named National Merit Scholarship finalists: Patrick Gallagher, from Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington; Molly Jennings, from Saint Paul the Great Catholic High School in Potomac Shores; and Sophia Lama, Christopher Alex and Anna Gillespie, from St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Chantilly. The National Merit Scholarship Competition begins with …

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5/20/22
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Three Arlington diocesan high schools notified the Catholic Herald that the following graduating seniors will attend military academies or service this fall. Bishop O’Connell High School, Arlington: Kylee Coleman, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; Beatriz de los Heros de Uriarte, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; Job Grant, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; Eric …

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5/20/22
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SEOUL, South Korea — One of South Korea’s most senior clergymen says he believes the Catholic Church in communist North Korea is growing, although Catholics live in hiding and endure persecution. Archbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi, 97, former head of the Archdiocese of Gwangju, South Korea, made the remarks in a recently published book on the …

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5/17/22
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“Sweet Jesus, Is It June Yet? 10 Ways the Gospels Can Help You Combat Teacher Burnout and Rediscover Your Passion for Teaching” by Amy J. Cattapan. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2021). 160 pp. Exhausted and underappreciated teachers, take note. It is finally time to ditch the overly cliched Pinterest quotes and give into …

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5/16/22
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NEW YORK — The feature film “CODA,” which won three Oscars, just captured another accolade: a Christopher Award from the Christophers, which annually honors the best in uplifting and edifying movies, television programs and books. Also among the winners was “The Waltons: Homecoming,” both a reboot and a prequel to the long-running 1970s family drama. …

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5/13/22
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