Catholic Courier

New Mass time draws families
New Mass time draws families Courier photos by Jeff Witherow
September 27, 2016

When leaders at St. Patrick Parish in Victor realized the parish's Mass-attendance rates were declining, they took an unusual step: They added another Mass to its already full slate of three weekend liturgies.

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Pope Francis meets survivors of Nice terrorist attacks
Pope Francis meets survivors of Nice terrorist attacks
September 26, 2016

With some stoic and others sobbing, survivors and family members of the victims of the July terrorist attacks in Nice met Pope Francis during a special audience at the Vatican.

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Bishop calls all to pray for peace, justice in Charlotte
Bishop calls all to pray for peace, justice in Charlotte
September 22, 2016

 After two nights of violence in Charlotte, Bishop Peter J. Jugis called on men, women and children in the Diocese of Charlotte to join him in prayers for "peace and justice" for all victims of violence and for law enforcement personnel who have been victims of "unjust violence."

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No war is holy, pope says at interreligious peace gathering
No war is holy, pope says at interreligious peace gathering
September 20, 2016

Violence in the name of God does not represent the true nature of religion and must be condemned by all faiths, Pope Francis said. 

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CUA president urges 'zeal' in defending religious liberty
CUA president urges 'zeal' in defending religious liberty
September 16, 2016

Recent religious-liberty court cases reflect the decreased ability for people of faith in this country to exercise their constitutional right to religious freedom, said John Garvey, president of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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Bishop Matano releases message on 15th anniversary of 9/11
Bishop Matano releases message on 15th anniversary of 9/11
September 9, 2016

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has released a message in regard to the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Protocols protect young brains
Protocols protect young brains
September 8, 2016

After getting their "bells rung," high-school athletes of prior decades may have shaken it off and returned to the field.

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Pope: St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be 'Mother' Teresa
Pope: St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be 'Mother' Teresa
September 4, 2016

With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the "Saint of the Gutters" suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.

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