Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Appealing to need for unity, pope restores limits on pre-Vatican II Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the celebration of the Mass according […]

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World Day for Grandparents and Elderly: A time for small acts of kindness — July 25

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Try a little tenderness. That’s basically how Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, 73, summarized Pope Francis’ vision for what older people, their grandchildren and friends should do […]

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Pope out of bed, walking after surgery at Rome hospital

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The second morning after undergoing colon surgery, Pope Francis was continuing to recover well and, after a restful night, he had breakfast, read the newspapers and […]

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Vatican approves new invocations for Litany of St. Joseph

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Updating the Litany of St. Joseph, approved in 1909, the Vatican has added seven invocations, including two that address the guardian of Jesus and husband of […]

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ family portraits: Sometimes messy, but grace-filled

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Sometimes the Catholic Church has “proposed a far too abstract and almost artificial theological ideal of marriage, far removed from the concrete situations and practical possibilities […]

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Living the beatitudes can change the world, pope says in Iraq

BAGHDAD (CNS) — Pope Francis told Iraqi Christians that when they suffer discrimination, persecution or war, the Eight Beatitudes are addressed to them. “Whatever the world takes from us is […]

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Life triumphs over death as Christians rebuild in Iraq, pope says

QARAQOSH, Iraq (CNS) — Amid the rubble and bombed out remains of four churches destroyed by Islamic State militants, Pope Francis paid tribute to Iraqi Christians who endured persecution and […]

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Verify before sharing ‘news,’ pope says in Communications Day message

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the age of instant communications and fake news, journalists — like everyone else — need to recover the practice of going out and verifying information […]

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For World Day of the Sick, pope calls for health care for all

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praising those who help the sick and praying for those who are sick, Pope Francis called on Christians to practice what they preach, including by guaranteeing […]

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Pope says he was ‘astonished’ by violence at Capitol

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of the United States “shaken by the recent siege on Congress” and prayed for the five people who lost […]

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God gives everyone the task of being peacemakers, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the Catholic Church celebrated World Peace Day Jan. 1, Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of war-torn Yemen, especially the nation’s children left without […]

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Pope: Share hope, promote peace, give vaccine to all

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On a Christmas like no other, Pope Francis prayed for people who could not be with their families because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he urged […]