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  • Indian Catholic who plays in pop band creates Mother Teresa logo

    Indian Catholic who plays in pop band creates Mother Teresa logo

    • Aug 21, 2016

    To design a logo for a big Catholic event, you want someone who’s both faithful and plugged into the culture. For the canonization of Mother Teresa, organizers found Karen Vaswani, a Mumbai-based Catholic graphic designer who plays keyboards and vocals in a jazz, pop, and retro band called “Rockin’ Marmalade.”

  • Students of Benedict XVI to ponder Europe’s spiritual crisis

    Students of Benedict XVI to ponder Europe’s spiritual crisis

    • Aug 20, 2016

    The “Ratzinger Schuelerkreis,” a group of former students of Pope Benedict XVI, has gathered to discuss topics in theology and the life of the Church since 1978, shortly after their mentor was pulled from academia to become a bishop, and this year they’re focusing on Europe’s “spiritual crisis.”

  • Pope Francis to visit Assisi, again

    Pope Francis to visit Assisi, again

    • Aug 18, 2016

    For the second month in a row, Pope Francis will visit Assisi, the Italian town famously associated with his namesake St. Francis. This time, the pontiff will take part in a gathering of leaders from different religious and cultural backgrounds organized by the Community of San’t Egidio.

  • Dallas bishop vows to focus on laity in new Vatican post

    Dallas bishop vows to focus on laity in new Vatican post

    • Aug 18, 2016

    Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell, named on Wednesday by Pope Francis to lead a new Vatican department for laity, family and life issues, said at a news conference, Wednesday afternoon: “I have always had in mind that in the Church, lay people needed to play an important role.”

  • In defense of the ‘staycation’ of Pope Francis

    In defense of the ‘staycation’ of Pope Francis

    • Aug 18, 2016

    Taking a vacation and taking a rest aren’t necessarily the same thing, and for Pope Francis, lunching with Syrian refugees, dropping in on convents and meeting women rescued from prostitution is actually a form of leisure by spending time with people and places that give him life.

  • Pope Francis issues marching orders for new pro-life leader

    Pope Francis issues marching orders for new pro-life leader

    • Aug 18, 2016

    Generally speaking, popes don’t issue explicit marching orders when they name someone to a new job. Francis, however, did precisely that on Wednesday, publishing a “chirograph,” a papal document whose circulation is restricted to the Roman Curia, offering a vision for his main pro-life agencies.