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In the last four years, the “Loan for Hope” program has distributed more than $29 million in loans to families and small companies in Italy. It is carried out through the Intesa San Paolo Bank, on behalf of the Italian bishops and Caritas Italy. #Italy #Catholic
The Italian bishops conference relaunched on Monday its microcredit initative for families and small businesses, a program first begun in 2009 in response to the global financial crisis.
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Mama Needs Coffee Blog: If I've learned anything during my transition from mom-plus-2 to mom-with-a-double-fistfull it's this: the culture at large does not understand you, or your predicament. Read the full blog here: #Catholic #Motherhood #Mom #Vocation
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“The cardinal continues to count on the prayers of so many who have written to wish him God’s blessings,” the archdiocese said in March 3 statement. #Chicago #Catholic #Prayer
After being dropped from a cancer drug trial over a month ago, Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has been admitted to the hospital for testing and further evaluation of his health.
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i am praying for the past recovery and consolation of His Eminence Cardinal George
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In his general audience Pope Francis condemned modern society for silently disposing of the elderly, saying that a civilization which views them only as burdensome is ‘perverse’ and ill. #PopeFrancis #Catholic #love
In his general audience Pope Francis condemned modern society for silently disposing of the elderly, saying that a civilization which views them only as burdensome is ‘perverse’ and ill.
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there is a lot of this going around even where I was giving Holy Communion ...people got sick all the time ......
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In his homily during Sunday Mass at the Mexico City Cathedral, Cardinal Rivera explained that, “the family has to be able to find the meaning of its vocation and its mission in today’s society,” according to the archdiocesan communications office. #Mexico #Catholic #Family
On the Day of the Family, celebrated in Mexico March 1, Cardinal Norberto Rivera laid out seven challenges the Church must face to help the family authentically be what every person truly needs.
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“A devout Catholic, a Marine, a professor, and a coach, Professor Rice did it all, and always with an abounding sense of humor and purpose,” the Notre Dame Law School’s dean, Nell Jessup Newton, said in an announcement on the school’s website. #Catholic #RIP
Pro-life leader, Catholic commentator, and University of Notre Dame law professor Charles E. Rice was commemorated at a requiem Mass Monday, as his friends and admirers remembered his “countless” contributions.
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Signed by Pope Francis Feb. 22 and having come into effect March 1, the statutes of the Council for the Economy, the Secretariat for the Economy, and the Office for the General Auditor provided a legal framework to the three new Vatican offices. #Vatican #Catholic #Finance #Reform
Statutes for the Vatican's three finanical oversight bodies were released earlier this week, largely consolidating the influence of the Secretariat for the Economy and its prefect, Cardinal George Pell.
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During the Mass (see photo)?
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“Thanks to God in October two spouses will be canonized: the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux,” Angelo Amato Cardinal Amato said during a Feb. 27 encounter organized by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana. #France #Catholic #Prayer
Last week it was informally announced to journalists that the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be canonized this year in the same month as the synod on the family.
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“A single federal judge does not have the authority to force a state to redefine marriage and it’s high time that out of control judges were put in their place,” Brown said March 4. “We call on other states to similarly order their state’s officials to enforce state marriage laws.” #Alabama #Marriage
The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday night halted the illegal distribution of marriage licenses to people of the same sex, setting up a potential constitutional conflict with a federal judge who imposed “gay marriage” on the state.
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Here in South Carolina, a federal judge FORCED the state to issue them
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“My hope is it would just remind us all that there’s a population out there that needs our help and assistance, and that we meet Jesus in them. We meet Jesus in those in need,” said the president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Monsignor John Enzler. #DC #Christian #Faith
A statue of “Homeless Jesus” now sits just outside Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C., with the organization’s president hoping it will spur passers-by to service.
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hold a hand with love and pray for them
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Weigel claims the past and present – together with a numeric projection about the future – can reveal something about what might happen to Christianity globally over the next 35 years. #Christian #Faith #Religion
Can numbers say something about the future of Christianity? George Weigel thinks so.
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“The world’s two largest religious groups, Christians and Muslims, continued to be harassed in the most countries, and there was a notable increase in the number of countries in which Jews and adherents of folk religions were harassed,” the Pew Research Center said in a Feb. 26 report on trends in religion-related restrictions and hostilities. #Christian #ReligiousFreedom
Christian groups lead the world in a sobering statistic: they suffer harassment in more countries than any other religious group.
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I applaud the Pew Research Center for this work.
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