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Live from the National Catholic Youth Conference

The 2015 National Catholic Youth Conference is underway in Indianapolis, and more than 140 young people from across the diocese are there to participate. Over three days, some 25,000 teenagers will come together to pray, be inspired by speakers and enjoy fellowship with one another. Two members of St. Vincent Blessed Sacrament Parish…

If miracle approved, Blessed Teresa could be canonized Sept. 4

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican calendar for the Year of Mercy deliberately set aside Sept. 4, 2016, as a possible date for the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, if her sainthood cause is concluded by then. Please follow and like us:

Nothing can justify terrorist attacks, pope says

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “This is not human,” Pope Francis said after a night of terror in Paris left more than 120 people dead and more than 200 people injured. Please follow and like us:

Prayers for Paris

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is a translation of a statement issued by the director of the Holy See press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, shortly after the terror attacks in Paris Nov. 13: Please follow and like us:

Immaculate Conception School celebrates All Saints Day

FAYETTEVILLE — The second grade classes at Immaculate Conception School in Fayetteville celebrated All Saints Day by dressing up as a favorite saint. Each student chose a saint, write and learned special attributes about that saint, and memorized the information in order to share it with the congregation at Mass on…

Pope gives interview to homeless vendor, reveals childhood memories

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Inundated with requests from major media outlets around the world, Pope Francis chose to sit down for an interview with a homeless man who makes his living selling newspapers in Netherlands. The pope met with 51-year-old Marc, who…

Catholic TV chef has cooked for not one but two popes

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lidia Bastianich, even at age 68, is working like crazy. She’s on her fifth public television cooking series, “Lidia’s Kitchen,” and on Dec. 11, will have a Christmas special on PBS. She has also written 13 books — most of…