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Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Pope: Church, world need the gifts, enthusiasm of young people

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is “holy ground” that pastors and parents must respect, nurture and […]

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Mission success isn’t measured by numbers, pope says in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (CNS) — The Christian mission is not about numbers of converts, but about changing people and the world by being witnesses of God’s mercy and love, Pope Francis […]

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McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington. The Vatican announced the decision […]

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True belief leads to respect, peace, pope says at interreligious meeting

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CNS) — In an officially Muslim nation where Christians are welcomed as guest workers and free to worship, Pope Francis urged leaders of the world’s […]

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Pope prays for new year marked by tenderness, brotherhood, peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A new year is a chance for a new start, a time to remember that all people are brothers and sisters and a time to nurture […]

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Pope to U.S. bishops: Abuse crisis requires conversion, humility

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Church and to […]

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Vatican publication looks at ways to raise profile of women in the Church

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Too often in the Catholic Church, “the sacrifices of women are used only to reinforce the power of those who already have it,” wrote the editor […]

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Seek Jesus, adore Him, serve Him and others, pope says on Epiphany

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People find Jesus only through humble love, and once they find Him, they are called to offer Him the gifts of their prayer, their adoration and […]

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In Christmas message, pope prays for peace, brotherhood

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Delivering his formal Christmas message and blessing, Pope Francis prayed for a world where all people would recognize that they are brothers and sisters and would […]

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Difficult 2018:

For pope, it was year to come to terms with abuse crisis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis marked the fifth anniversary of his election in March in the midst […]

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Marking feast day, pope asks Mary’s care of families seeking refuge

ROME (CNS) — In the heart of Rome, near streets of fancy shops already blinged out for Christmas shopping, Pope Francis prayed for Romans struggling to survive and for families […]

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Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians can turn Christmas into a “pagan” or “mundane” holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and […]