Vatican

Pope tells Putin: Stop the war

With "rivers of blood and tears" still flowing in Ukraine and with the increasing threat of the use of nuclear weapons, Pope Francis begged Russian President Vladimir Putin: "Stop this spiral of violence and death."

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Vatican cardinal unpacks church’s understanding of ‘a consistent ethic of life’

Embracing a consistent ethic of life must include working to create economic and social systems that foster relationships and build the common good, rather than focusing only on what are seen as traditional life issues such as abortion and euthanasia.

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St. Gregory’s Hall part of parish’s unique evangelization effort

Parishioners at Mary, Mother of God Parish filled St. Gregory Church on Sept. 3 for a liturgy to celebrate that church’s patron, St. Gregory the Great. But it was not just any Mass, because the new St. Gregory’s Hall artist-in-resident Kevin Allen was conducting the choir in singing Gregorian chant in homage to the church’s patron.

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125th anniversary of devotion felt like family reunion to many

For the nearly 500 people who packed into St. Therese Church, 218 W. Alexander St., the Sept. 11 celebration of the 125th anniversary of Santa Maria Incoronata felt like a family reunion.

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40-member choir inspires deeper faith, celebrates liturgy

Eric Campos did not really want to join the Spanish Mass choir at St. Bede the Venerable Parish more than a decade ago. His daughter Giselle did, though, so he would drive her to choir practice and wait for it to end. It wasn’t long before the choir director, Benny Rios, invited him to participate.

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