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Vatican official sees ‘warming-up’ of Catholic-Orthodox relations

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By Elise HarrisCatholic News Agency

A member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity affirmed the sentiments of many who believe that Catholic-Orthodox relations have improved in recent years, especially under Pope Francis Andreas Dueren / Catholic News AgencyFather Gabriel Quicke speaks with CNA on May 16.

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Pope: I cried over reports of crucified Christians

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News AgencyIn his daily homily on May 2, Pope Francis said that he wept over recent news of Christians allegedly being crucified, reflecting that there are still many martyrs in today’s world.“I cried when I saw reports on the news of Christians crucified in a certain country, that ... Read More »

Obituary: Father Thomas M. Radaich, 70

Posted by Kyle Eller

Father Thomas M. Radaich, age 70, died Monday, April 21, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Father Tom was born April 4, 1944, in Duluth to Paul and Loretta (Hazelcamp) Radaich. He attended college at St. John’s University in Collegeville and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.; ... Read More »

Pope Francis, with retired pope, canonizes Sts. John and John Paul

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By Francis X. RoccaCatholic News Service

Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis praised the new Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II as men of courage and mercy, who responded to challenges of their time by modernizing the Catholic Church in fidelity ... Read More »

Pope Francis: Kiss the Crucifix

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By Elise HarrisCatholic News Agency

Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) — In his general audience address, Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of suffering and evil, explaining that it is a mystery which finds its answer in the passion and death of Jesus, who endured it for each of us. ... Read More »

News Roundup (April 10, 2014)

Posted by Kyle Eller

Here is a roundup of some things making headlines on April 10, 2014, as collected by the staff of The Northern Cross. Today, the Vatican and law enforcement work together on human trafficking, the U.S. bishops call for action on unemployment benefits, students at St. Thomas School in International ... Read More »

News Roundup, April 9

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News Roundup, April 9 ‘Nobody like you!’ (CNS)

How did the pope respond when a man in the crowd shouted to him that there was no one like him? Watch >>

  Pope honors Jesuit priest killed in Syria with plea for end to violence (CNS)

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News Roundup: April 8

Posted by Kyle Eller

Here are some of the things making headlines in the church and the world today today. House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase (Duluth News Tribune)

Under new legislation the minimum wage in the state of Minnesota would get a major hike, up to $9.50/hr for large businesses by ... Read More »

News Roundup, April 7, 2014

Posted by Kyle Eller

Here are some of the things making headlines across the Catholic world. Pope Francis: God's mercy lovingly heals the wounds of sin

Pope Francis’ homily on Monday drew on the Gospel account of the woman caught in adultery. “How many of us,” the pope said, “should perhaps go to ... Read More »

Pope, Britain's Queen Elizabeth have informal meeting at Vatican

Posted by Kyle Eller

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In their first overseas trip in three years, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, met April 3 with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The 30-minute visit of the 87-year-old queen and her 92-year-old husband demonstrates "the importance that ... Read More »