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The Painful, Resilient History of America’s Black Catholics

Black Catholics have a long history in the Americas that can teach the wider Church much about the importance of forgiveness, contemplation, community, and holistic spirituality, but more needs to be done to welcome them. by ADELAIDE MENA/CNA WASHINGTON — For Father Stephen Thorne, Black History Month is not only a chance to remember the …

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Pope’s Year of Mercy Plea: Stop the Death Penalty

“The commandment ‘Thou shall not kill’ has absolute value and concerns both the innocent and the guilty,” he said. Even criminals “maintain the inviolable right to life, the gift of God.” by CNA/EWTN NEWS 02/22/2016 VATICAN CITY — Christians must work to abolish the death penalty and improve prison conditions, Pope Francis said on Sunday. After …

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Check Out the Full Transcript of Justice Scalia’s Eulogy by His Son, Father Paul Scalia

Father Paul Scalia, the son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, gives is own father’s eulogy at the funeral Mass  at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Read below: Your Eminence Cardinal Wuerl, Your Excellencies, Archbishop Viganò, Bishop Loverde, Bishop Higgins, my brother priests, deacons, distinguished guests, dear friends and faithful gathered: On behalf …

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5 Facts You Need to Know About Justice Scalia’s Son, Paul Scalia

Paul Scalia, son of Justice Antonin Scalia, led part of his father’s funeral mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (See photos of the funeral here.) Scalia is one of Antonin and Maureen Scalia’s nine children. He was also present at the lying in repose service on Friday, helping and saying a prayer for his father. Paul Scalia’s tribute …

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