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Assisting victims of war is a work of mercy, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Members of the military and of humanitarian agencies who risk their lives to save others […]

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Knights CEO praises plan for U.S. aid to persecuted Christians

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, praised the decision by the Trump administration to provide direct U.S. aid to persecuted Christians in the Middle East […]

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Actor Mark Wahlberg’s faith journey leaves impression on young adults

CHICAGO (CNS) — Hearing the faith journey of Hollywood actor and businessman Mark Wahlberg left an impression on the hearts of many young adults at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s first […]

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Amid hurricane’s devastation, Puerto Ricans’ spirit seen shining through

By Wallice J. de la Vega SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CNS) — Above all material and financial considerations after Hurricane Maria’s severe damage in Puerto Rico, one must highlight the […]

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Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich as the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. Voting late […]

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‘Siempre Adelante’: The courage of vocation

VATICAN CITY —  On June 23, Pope Francis spoke on the subject of vocations before participants of the 75th Convention of Serra International, who were received in an audience. The […]

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Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, they announced late Oct. […]

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Signs of the Spirit: App teaches blessings, how to pray in ASL

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Sister Kathleen Schipani found out she was usually the very first person to teach deaf children to pray, she decided there had to be an […]

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Father Solanus Casey beatification will resonate

The Nov. 18 beatification ceremony of Franciscan Father Solanus Casey (1870-1957) in Ford Field in Detroit will convene the faithful from around the world, including many who encountered the holiness […]

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Catholic groups actively working on Puerto Rico’s recovery

By Wallace J. de la Vega QUEBRADILLAS, Puerto Rico (CNS) — A month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Catholic organizations, groups and individuals were still among the most prominent […]

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Christian life is a love story with God, pope says at canonization

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the Catholic Church’s newest saints, Christians are called to live their faith as a love story with God, who wants a relationship that is “more […]

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Pope Names Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Siegel as New Bishop of Evansville

WASHINGTON (USCCB)—Pope Francis has named Bishop Joseph M. Siegel, up until now Auxiliary Bishop of Joliet, as the new bishop of Evansville, Indiana. The announcement was publicized in Washington on […]