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Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Jesus does not give up on anyone, pope tells prisoners

ROME (CNS) — Before washing the feet of 12 prisoners, Pope Francis told them and hundreds of inmates to remember that Jesus constantly stands before them with love, ready to […]

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Easter shows the power of love, which renews the world, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Easter makes it clear that in the life of Jesus, but also in the lives of modern men and women, “death, solitude and fear” do not […]

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Young adults ask Church to welcome, listen, involve them

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people want to know they are valued members of the Catholic Church and that their questions and struggles are taken seriously enough that someone will […]

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Five wounds of Christ: Pope urges recovery of traditional devotion

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis seems to be fixated on the wounds of Christ. And he has suggested that other Catholics might want to be as well. He has […]

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‘Cry out,’ pope tells young people at Palm Sunday Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting “hosanna” in the world, proclaiming the lordship of […]

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Pope encourages dialogue with government leaders to help migrants

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Liberating the poor, the oppressed and the persecuted is an integral part of what God wants his Church to do, Pope Francis said. “In order to […]

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Fifth anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope just a few days after telling the College of Cardinals that the Catholic Church faced a clear choice between […]

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Pope adds feast of Mary, Mother of the Church to calendar

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decreed that Latin-rite Catholics around the world will mark the feast of “the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church” on the Monday […]

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Salvation is gift of God, brings people into community

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Salvation in Christ is a gift of God that cannot be earned by human efforts alone, and it is not simply some kind of interior transformation, […]

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Nun’s recovery recognized as 70th official miraculous healing at Lourdes

ROME (CNS) — As the Catholic Church celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, a French bishop announced the 70th officially recognized miraculous cure of a pilgrim to the […]

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Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “I am on a pilgrimage toward Home,” retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word “casa” or “home.” Almost exactly five years after announcing his […]

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Dialogue dilemma: Vatican’s China overture sparks controversy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Vatican efforts to honor those who suffer and die for their faith while trying to negotiate with oppressive regimes to expand religious freedom have been fraught […]