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World Youth Day logo shows symbols for Mary, Panama

A logo depicting symbols for Mary, Panama and the Panama Canal was selected as the winning design to promote World Youth Day 2019. The design by Amber Calvo, 20, a […]

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The commencement of the Notre Dame Class of 2017

NOTRE DAME — The University of Notre Dame celebrated its 172nd Commencement Ceremony Sunday, May 21, inside the Notre Dame Stadium, with an audience of approximately 24,000 family, friends, faculty and graduates. […]

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Father Solanus Casey recalled as beloved friar who showed mercy

DETROIT (CNS) — Sixty years after his death, Capuchin Father Solanus Casey is on his way to sainthood. Pope Francis announced May 4 that Detroit’s beloved friar, who earlier had […]

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Immigration, religious liberty and synod on agenda for bishops’ meeting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The proverbial plate is full of issues for U.S. bishops to tackle at their upcoming spring assembly June 14-15 in Indianapolis. They will discuss issues ranging from […]

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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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Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints

FATIMA, Portugal — Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they […]

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Church leaders view religious freedom order as positive step

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, as a step […]

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Pope advances sainthood causes of U.S. priest, Vietnamese cardinal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Wisconsin-born Capuchin Father Solanus Casey, five religious, four laypeople and two cardinals, including Vietnamese Cardinal Francois Nguyen Van Thuan. […]

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Collection set for May 20-21 to support national shrine’s dome project

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A special, one-time national collection will be taken in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend on May 20-21 (in other U.S. parishes, at Masses on May 13-14), […]

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Fatima at 100: Story of apparitions continues to attract attention

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While conversion and prayer are at the heart of Mary’s messages at Fatima, Portugal, the miracles and unexplained phenomenon that accompanied the events 100 years ago […]

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Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace

CAIRO (CNS) — Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant last year, Pope Francis […]

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Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

CAIRO (CNS) — Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of “unity and fraternity,” Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation’s religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as […]