Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says

To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a special requiem Mass for a French priest assassinated by youths claiming allegiance to the Islamic State.

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Catholic News Service

New report shows U.S. Catholics have negative, limited views of Islam

In grappling with the issue of Islamophobia, a Georgetown University research group conducted an examination of conscience of sorts by looking at Catholic perceptions of Islam and how these views may have been influenced by Catholic news outlets and publications.

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Catholic News Service

Jesus suffers with all, pope says after confirming sick teen

In a brief outdoor ceremony, Pope Francis administered the sacrament of confirmation to 16-year-old Giuseppe Chiolo, who had come to the Vatican by ambulance from Florence.

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Catholic News Service

Pope tells new bishops to build unity; division is work of the devil

The devil's favorite weapon for destroying the church is creating division, Pope Francis told new bishops.

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Catholic News Service

Maryland Catholic school grad shines in swim for gold at Paralympics

Paralympian Rebecca Meyers is majoring in history in college. She made some Sept. 8 at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Catholic News Service

Sully

Putting Tom Hanks in the cockpit as everybody's favorite aviator, US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, and bringing Clint Eastwood on board to direct him certainly sounds like a formula for high-flying success.

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Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

God did not send his son into the world to cast off the wicked but to offer them a path to conversion through mercy and love, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic News Service

Pope: Evangelize with mercy; people will ask what drives you

Do not treat evangelization as a simple mechanical task or a reason to brag, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic News Service

Emmylou Harris heads concert series to benefit Jesuit Refugee Service

Emmylou Harris, who has won more than a dozen Grammy awards during a 45-year career singing country music, is heading up a series of concerts this fall to benefit Jesuit Refugee Service.

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Catholic News Service

Baltimore Archdiocese scholarship program receives $1 million gift

On the same morning that an originator of the Partners in Excellence was acknowledged, the Archdiocese of Baltimore's scholarship program for elementary and high school students in Baltimore City received a $1 million gift from the founder of Under Armour Inc.

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Catholic News Service