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Pope, Christian leaders condemn use of violence against Syria

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Sharply criticizing a failure to find nonviolent means of bringing peace to Syria and other parts of the world, Pope Francis appealed to world leaders to […]

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News Briefs: April 15, 2018

At annual convention, Catholic educators reminded of missionary roles CINCINNATI (CNS) — Nearly 5,000 Catholic school educators and administrators attended the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo at the […]

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Keeping a marriage holy in the empty-nest stage

By Judy Clark Tom and Maribeth are college sweethearts married 29 years. They feel they have a stable marriage that has involved raising four children. It has been a wild […]

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NCAA championship is a win-win for Catholic universities

WASHINGTON (CNS) — This year’s NCAA basketball tournament was one for the books for Catholic universities. You might even say the ball was in their court. That’s because for the […]

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Biography of Society of St. Vincent de Paul founder dense with details

By Brian Olszewski One question readers might have after reading “Antoine Frederic Ozanam” is this: When will this man be canonized a saint? That might be their only unanswered question […]

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Don’t be afraid of shame, open hearts to God’s mercy, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Feeling ashamed of one’s sins does not mean wallowing in guilt, rather it is the gateway all men and women can use to experience firsthand God’s […]

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Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God calls all Christians to be saints — not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care […]

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Jesus does not give up on anyone, pope tells prisoners

ROME (CNS) — Before washing the feet of 12 prisoners, Pope Francis told them and hundreds of inmates to remember that Jesus constantly stands before them with love, ready to […]

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Salvadoran: Blessed Romero, family friend, used visits to escape horrors

By Jo Tuckman SANTA TECLA, El Salvador (CNS) — Leonor Chacon remembers every emotion she felt March 24, 1980, as if it were yesterday. It started, she recalls, with the […]

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To honor Rev. King, ‘deepen’ commitment to work for justice, bishops urge

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, “we need to ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to build the culture of […]

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News Briefs: April 8, 2018

Rusty Staub, Catholic baseball star for 23 seasons, dies at 73 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — Rusty Staub, 73, the New Orleans-born Catholic baseball star who was a fan […]

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Easter shows the power of love, which renews the world, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Easter makes it clear that in the life of Jesus, but also in the lives of modern men and women, “death, solitude and fear” do not […]