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Pope Francis: To stay with Jesus requires the courage to leave our sins

January 23, 2023

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In his January 22 Angelus address, Pope Francis said that following Jesus requires the courage to leave behind the sins that are holding us back. Speaking from the window of the Apostolic Palace, the pope said that “our vices and our sins” are like “anchors that hold us at the shore and prevent us from…

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Poll: Even after Roe, most Americans support abortion restrictions

January 21, 2023

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A new poll has found that a majority of Americans support some limits on abortion and that Americans’ attitudes toward abortion have not significantly changed since last January, even with the overturning of Roe v. Wade taking place last June.  Conducted by Marist and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the 2023 poll found that when asked…

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Islamic State bombs church service in Congo

January 17, 2023

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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a Protestant church service on January 15 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 10 people were killed and more than three dozen injured in the terrorist attack on a church in the eastern Congolese town of Kasindi on the border with Uganda,…

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​Vatican responds to handwritten letters from Uvalde children

October 26, 2022

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The Vatican responded to letters written by the children of Uvalde after they were personally delivered by Catholic Extension’s chancellor, Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, following the May 2022 shooting at Robb Elementary School that killed 19 fourth graders and two teachers.

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​Pope laments Easter of War in Urbi et Orb blessing

April 18, 2022

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In his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Easter 2022, Pope Francis lamented an “Easter of War” as he prayed for peace in Ukraine and around the world.

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​On Good Friday pope says world has chosen path of Cain

April 15, 2022

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Pope Francis said in an interview aired on Good Friday that the world has “chosen the path of Cain.”

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​UIW and OLLU reach historic agreement

April 27, 2021

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The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and Our Lady of The Lake University (OLLU) have entered into a series of memorandums of understanding (MOU) that will allow for students at each institution to have the opportunity to further their educations by attending the other in the areas of health professions and graduate studies.

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​Catholic Charities, Seton Home, and St. PJ’s Home receive $140,000 in assistance from San Antonio A

May 14, 2020

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Catholic Charities, Seton Home, and St. PJ’s Home each received grants from the San Antonio Area Foundation on April 22 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to supplement programs and services with increased expenditures.

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​Be a part of someone’s encounter with Christ through this year’s Appeal!

September 23, 2019

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With more than halfway through the year, we are grateful for all who have given selflessly to help others encounter Christ through the 2019 Annual Archbishop’s Appeal, Encounter: Live in Faith, Give in Love.

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​Francis again visits Blessed Paul VI’s tomb on anniversary of his death

August 6, 2018

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Pope Francis made a private visit Monday morning to pray at the tomb of Bl. Paul VI, on the 40th anniversary of his death.

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