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Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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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 […]

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Sharing ‘fake news’ makes one an accomplice in evil, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People have a responsibility to check the source of what they share on social media to ensure it is not “fake news” designed to further prejudices […]

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Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead […]

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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 […]