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Difficult 2018:

For pope, it was year to come to terms with abuse crisis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis marked the fifth anniversary of his election in March in the midst […]

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Marking feast day, pope asks Mary’s care of families seeking refuge

ROME (CNS) — In the heart of Rome, near streets of fancy shops already blinged out for Christmas shopping, Pope Francis prayed for Romans struggling to survive and for families […]

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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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Visitors are most important things about shrine, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People who visit Catholic shrines must find a place of warmth and welcome, as well as good priests who enjoy being with and listening to the […]

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Sisters sing at National Christmas Tree Lighting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — To hear the voices of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist from Michigan in Washington, the best bet was to listen to them sing […]

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News Briefs: December 9, 2018

Forum explores alternatives to use of fetal tissue in medical research WASHINGTON (CNS) — Alternatives to the use of fetal tissue from abortions are already plentiful, asserted one speaker at […]

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Pope Benedict XVI’s thoughts on Christmas

These quotes and reflections from the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, are excerpted from “Christmas: Pope Benedict XVI Spiritual Thoughts Series.” Presence Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are […]

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Canadian Church using new French translation of Our Father

By Philippe Vaillancourt QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — French-speaking Canadians will begin using a new translation of the Our Father Dec. 2. The passage “lead us not into temptation” — that formerly […]

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Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians can turn Christmas into a “pagan” or “mundane” holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and […]

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Nation mourns death of 41st president, recalls his life, legacy

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When he was running for re-election in 1992, President George H.W. Bush told Catholic News Service that he believed that a strong religious faith could provide “an […]

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Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to border events

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The chaotic scene in Tijuana Nov. 25 — when migrants, including women and children, were repelled from the U.S. border with tear gas — prompted the […]

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News Briefs: December 2, 2018

Catholics in California join effort to consecrate state to Mary SAN DIEGO (CNS) — An effort is underway to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and all California […]