Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Follow Jesus like the Magi, pope urges on Epiphany

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To follow Jesus, one must set out like the Magi, leaving comfort behind, following the light and offering the Lord gifts without expecting anything in return, […]

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Pope prays for world’s suffering children on Christmas

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Those who recognize the Lord in the Baby Jesus in the manger also should recognize His presence in children suffering today because of war, poverty and […]

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For New Year, pope urges help for refugees, respect for life

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis began the New Year praying the world would demonstrate a marked increase in solidarity and welcome for migrants and refugees. “Let’s not extinguish the […]

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Author shares stories from meals with St. John Paul II

ROME (CNS) — For some 25 years as pope, St. John Paul II would invite people to his table each day — sharing breakfast, lunch, dinner and conversation with a […]

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The weary world rejoices: Nativity scenes bring joy to hardened hearts

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square is not getting rave reviews: The backdrop does not look like a stable and the characters in need — […]

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God does not lead us into temptation, Satan does, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Italian and English translations of the “Our Father” can give believers the wrong impression that God can and does lead people into temptation, Pope Francis […]

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In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As on every papal trip, Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh included a mix of meetings with government officials and events focused firmly on the […]

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Pope welcomed by children, meets with generals in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Greeted by two dozen children wearing traditional attire and by the nation’s bishops, Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar Nov. 27 for a four-day visit. The arrival […]

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‘Invest in love:’ First World Day of the Poor

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People have a basic choice in the way they live: either striving to build up treasures on earth or giving to others in order to gain […]

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‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees “with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace,” Pope Francis said, launching the “Share […]

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Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBIA (CNS)  — Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, […]

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Bruised, not broken: Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace

CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to listen to them, learn from them […]