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Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, […]

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Vatican, Jewish museums explore menorah in art and dark legend

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum of Rome are exploring together the significance of the menorah, although they also give a nod to the centuries-old […]

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Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says

By Cindy Wooden and Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon His shoulders “our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all […]

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USCCB committee applauds decision on transgender directive

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Obama administration’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms. The guidance, issued […]

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person […]

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person […]

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World needs women, not for what they do, but who they are, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The exploitation of any person is a crime, but the exploitation of a woman “destroys harmony” in the world, Pope Francis said. Commenting on the Genesis […]

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Culture alone cannot be blamed for drop in vocations, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While there is a need to evangelize a culture that tells young people money equals success and commitments aren’t forever, […]

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Christmas joy comes from knowing God loves and saves us, pope says

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) —As Christmas approached, St. Peter’s Square was filled with balloons, singing and an incredible variety of Baby Jesus figurines — everything from plastic figures […]

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Pope calls Coptic Pope Tawadros to express condolences after Cairo attack

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis phoned Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Dec. 12, expressing his prayers and condolences for the previous day’s terrorist attack […]

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Amid the darkness, hold fast to light of hope, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christian hope is not the same as being optimistic about the future, but is knowing that whatever dark or frightening […]

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Helping others realize their potential is good business, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis pleaded with a group of billionaires to take seriously their personal obligation to share their resources and make […]