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Pope, bishops urge action to save burning Amazon rainforest

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Describing the Amazon rainforest as “vital for our planet,” Pope Francis joined the region’s bishops in praying for action to extinguish the massive fires burning there. […]

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Pope at Angelus: Christians choose fidelity to Gospel over hypocrisy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must not be hypocrites, Pope Francis said. Not being a hypocrite, he said, means being ready to “pay the price” of being faithful to the […]

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Accident turned life upside down, faith helped him survive, thrive

By Elizabeth Bachmann WASHINGTON (CNS) — “Guys, I think Brandon is dead.” This is what Brandon Gosselin heard, lying in shock and a pool of his own blood, the left […]

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What Christians need to know about Islam

By David McClamrock David Pinault is a Catholic Christian who has spent his life studying Islam. In his book “The Crucifix on Mecca’s Front Porch: A Christian Companion for the […]

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After shootings, faith leaders ask end to hate speech, urge gun control

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The bells at the Cathedral Guadalupe in the Diocese of Dallas rang 31 times the night of Aug. 7 for those killed in the mass shootings in […]

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Knights give $185 million to charity, 76 million hours in service

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — In 2018, the Knights of Columbus gave $185.7 million to charity and donated 76.7 million hours of hands-on service. The New Haven-based Catholic fraternal organization […]

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News Briefs: August 18, 2019

Chaldean archbishop: Iraqi Christians face ‘extinction’ unless world acts WASHINGTON (CNS) — Iraqi Christians face “extinction” unless Islam recognizes the fundamental equality of all people and takes steps to overcome […]

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Pro-life leaders urged to persevere, continue to teach truth ‘with love’

By Jessica Able LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, told diocesan pro-life leaders gathered in Louisville Aug. 5-7 that they are part of the […]

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Beyond prayers, U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3 and 4, several U.S. bishops expressed their support and prayers for victims […]

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Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and dozens injured in Texas and […]

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Enhancing, strengthening Catholic family life focus of symposium

A symposium on Catholic family life attracted 30 experts in theology, social sciences and family life to the University of Notre Dame July 19-21 to discuss ideas for enhancing the […]

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Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for […]