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Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Pope asks Catholics to set up, be enchanted by a Nativity scene

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Nativity scene is a simple reminder of something astonishing: God became human to reveal the greatness of His love “by smiling and opening His arms […]

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Honor martyrs, work for Christ’s kingdom of peace, pope says in Nagasaki

NAGASAKI, Japan (CNS) — While the world knows Nagasaki as the site of a U.S. atomic bomb blast, for the Catholic Church it is also the site of one of […]

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Pray for the dead, gain indulgences for them, cardinal urges

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The early November feasts of All Saints and All Souls are reminders that God’s Church exists both on earth and in heaven and that all the […]

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Kindly lights in gloomy world: Pope declares five new saints

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saints are people who recognized their need for God’s help, who took risks to discover God’s will and to help others and who nurtured a habit […]

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China-Vatican accord promotes Church’s pastoral work, speakers say

ROME (CNS) — The provisional agreement signed in 2018 by the Holy See and the Chinese government has “opened the way to the two most important things: pastoral activity and […]

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Amid economic growth, Mauritius urged to care for the young, poor

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (CNS) — Statistical indicators show Mauritius’ rapid economic growth has benefited all sectors of society, lifting thousands out of poverty over the past 30 years, but Pope […]

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Pope leaves Mozambique urging reconciliation, care for each other

MAPUTO, Mozambique (CNS) — When Jesus told his disciples to love one another and pray for their enemies, he meant it — even disciples in a nation like Mozambique, where […]

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Back to school Italian style: Papal greeting and gelato quests

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the Pontifical North American College, new student orientation is not just a weekend or even just a week — it includes almost a month of […]

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New cardinals: Pope’s choices stress dialogue, care for poor

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After the consistory to create new cardinals in early October, Pope Francis will have chosen more than half of the men who will enter the Sistine […]

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Pope names women as full members of congregation for religious

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named six superiors of women’s religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to be full members […]

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Gender ideology is opposed to faith, reason, Vatican office says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of God’s plan for creation, said […]

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Not ruling on apparitions, pope allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Parishes and dioceses are now allowed to organize official pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it must be clear that the Catholic Church has not recognized as […]