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Junno Esteves

Catholic News Service

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Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

CALABASAS, Calif. (CNS) — As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, […]

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Baptism is first step on path of humility, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In asking to be baptized, Jesus exemplifies the Christian calling to follow along the path of humility and meekness rather than strutting about and being a […]

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Catholics need to recognize ‘ecological sins,’ synod members say

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Synod members called for the Catholic Church to deepen its theology in a way that would help people recognize “ecological sins.” According to a Vatican News […]

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Mexico celebrates beatification of first laywoman

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the sounds of music and applause echoed throughout the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, the Catholic Church in Mexico celebrated the […]

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Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and […]

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Like Mary, be ‘influencers’ for God, pope urges at World Youth Day vigil

Although Mary would not be considered an “influencer,” like many social media personalities, she still became the most influential woman in history by trusting “in the love and promises of […]

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U.N. migration pact seeks to promote dialogue, Vatican official says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican official said an intergovernmental pact can help countries address the current migration crisis through dialogue and concrete solutions rather than confrontation and fear. Jesuit […]

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Kingdom based on love, not power, brings true peace, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus showed His authority as king not through the power of weaponry, violence or deceit but by the power of His love for the world through […]

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‘Sand Nativity’ scene to display in St. Peter’s Square

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although sand castles and sculptures usually conjure up images of hot summers on the beach, the Vatican will unveil a massive Nativity scene made entirely of […]

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The pope and the martyr: New saints offer youths a road map to holiness

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church has its share of young saints who gave witness through their lives that holiness can be attained even at a young age. Others, […]

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Fear, uncertainty lead to a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said. “To […]

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‘Sterile hypocrisy’ behind mistreatment of migrants, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Hearts that are closed to welcoming migrants and refugees are similar to those of the Pharisees, who often would preach sacrifice and following God’s law without […]