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Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBIA (CNS)  — Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, […]

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Bruised, not broken: Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace

CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to listen to them, learn from them […]

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Irma weakens as it heads north, but leaves path of destruction

MIAMI (CNS) — A weakened Hurricane Irma churned in Florida after ripping through southern portions of the state and the Caribbean islands, flooding cities, knocking out power to millions, destroying […]

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Pope, Orthodox patriarch issue joint plea for care of creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Together with the head of the Orthodox Church, Pope Francis urged people to be respectful and responsible toward creation while being aware of how disrupted ecosystems […]

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New Florida bishop ‘exemplifies’ heart of the Holy Cross order

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — As the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee’s sixth bishop lay prostrate on the floor of the Pensacola Bay Center, one thing in particular distinguished the episcopal candidate. His […]

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Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

EMERGENCY COLLECTION A special collection will be taken up in all parishes of the diocese on the weekend of Sept. 16-17 for the victims of the devastating hurricane and floods […]

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Work against fear, hatred, pope tells South Korean religious leaders

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The day before North Korea detonated what it said was a hydrogen bomb, Pope Francis urged religious leaders from South Korea to dedicate their words and […]

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Path to peace: Pope’s visit aims to help Colombians take next steps

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis had promised to visit Colombia once a peace accord was in place, but his visit Sept. 6-10 is less about congratulations than about consolidation. […]

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USCCB denounces decision to end DACA, strongly urges Congress to find legislative solution

Statement of Bishop Rhoades concerning Administration’s Decision to End DACA: “A few weeks ago, I wrote a column expressing the Church’s strong support for the Dream Act of 2017.  The […]

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Minnesota Vikings coach brings faith to the field

By Matthew Davis MANKATO, Minn. (CNS) — Each morning, Pat Shurmur pulls out a laminated card with his priorities for the day. “We as coaches laminate everything. You never know […]

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Oklahoma set for beatification of ‘ordinary’ native son

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics in Oklahoma have been preparing for a long time for this moment. Many, like Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, had faith it would come, […]

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Peace and the just use of force

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In light of the escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea, Stephen M. Colecchi, director of the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and […]