Carol Glatz

Catholic News Service

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Papal decree recognizes martyrdom in Algeria

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of a bishop, seven Trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria in the […]

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Sound of music: Vatican offers ordinary choirs extraordinary venues

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Fifteen-year-old show choir member Molly Biggs of Topeka, Kansas, thought her biggest singing break would be performing in Kansas City. As the New Year dawned, she […]

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War brings only death, cruelty, pope says at U.S. military cemetery

NETTUNO, Italy (CNS) — “No more, Lord, no more (war)” that shatters dreams and destroys lives, bringing a cold, cruel winter instead of some sought-after spring, Pope Francis said, looking […]

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Signs of the Spirit: App teaches blessings, how to pray in ASL

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Sister Kathleen Schipani found out she was usually the very first person to teach deaf children to pray, she decided there had to be an […]

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Pope, Orthodox patriarch issue joint plea for care of creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Together with the head of the Orthodox Church, Pope Francis urged people to be respectful and responsible toward creation while being aware of how disrupted ecosystems […]

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Cardinal hopes church’s history in Iraq will help its future

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To understand the current situation in Iraq — the evolving and complex conflicts there, and the fear and resilience of its Christians — one has to […]

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Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for eucharist

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, […]

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Pope advances sainthood causes of U.S. priest, Vietnamese cardinal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Wisconsin-born Capuchin Father Solanus Casey, five religious, four laypeople and two cardinals, including Vietnamese Cardinal Francois Nguyen Van Thuan. […]

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Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace

CAIRO (CNS) — Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant last year, Pope Francis […]

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Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

CAIRO (CNS) — Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of “unity and fraternity,” Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation’s religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as […]

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Pope in Egypt: Strengthening weary Christians, reaching out to all

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt, a land increasingly marked by terrorist-led bloodshed, stands as part of his mission to inspire and encourage today’s actors in theaters […]

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Iraqi patriarch: Fast track for Christian refugees will fuel tensions

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Giving priority to Christian refugees for settlement programs would be “a trap” that discriminates and fuels religious tensions in the Middle East, said […]