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Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Pope clears way for beatification of Knights of Columbus founder

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing the way for his beatification. […]

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Pope postpones World Meeting of Families, World Youth Day

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has agreed with a recommendation by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to postpone by one year the next gatherings of the […]

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Vatican asks bishops to help faithful celebrate Holy Week, Easter at home

2VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has asked Catholic bishops around the world, both in the Latin rite and the Eastern Catholic Churches, to provide their faithful with resources to […]

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North American College decides to send all its seminarians home

ROME (CNS) — With more than half of its seminarians already back in the United States, the Pontifical North American College in Rome is sending its students home. “In consultation […]

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Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at […]

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Pope chooses ‘synodality’ as theme for 2022 synod

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decided the next world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, which will take place in October 2022, will have the theme: “For a […]

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Church must recognize the gifts of older Catholics, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Old age “is not a disease, it’s a privilege,” and Catholic dioceses and parishes miss a huge and growing resource if they ignore their senior members, […]

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Church needs ‘evangelizing spouses’ to fulfill its mission, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — If many Catholics marry today without fully understanding the permanence of their bond and the grace of the sacrament, it partly is the fault of bishops […]

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Pope tells his elderly peers the prayers of the old are powerful

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On the eve of his 83rd birthday, Pope Francis met with a group of his peers — although many were a few years younger — and […]

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Bishops say ‘ad limina’ meeting strengthens their bond with pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Inspiring “missionary disciples” rather than church-maintenance workers and building up the unity of the Church in a polarized world were some of the topics on the […]

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Bishops say ‘ad limina’ meeting strengthens their bond with pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Inspiring “missionary disciples” rather than church-maintenance workers and building up the unity of the Church in a polarized world were some of the topics on the […]

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‘Ad limina’ visit takes on Marian flavor for Region VII bishops

ROME (CNS) — As the bishops of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana began celebrating an early morning Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the church was abuzz with activity […]