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War brings only death, cruelty, pope says at U.S. military cemetery

NETTUNO, Italy (CNS) — “No more, Lord, no more (war)” that shatters dreams and destroys lives, bringing a cold, cruel winter instead of some sought-after spring, Pope Francis said, looking […]

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Pope asks U.S. to welcome migrants, urges them to respect laws

ROME (CNS) — Pope Francis called on the people of the United States to welcome migrants and urged those who are welcomed to respect the laws of the country. “To […]

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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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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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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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Silver anniversary: Making the catechism shine in the 21st century

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the church marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promoting it as a means of teaching the truth […]

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Eliminating any difference between sexes ‘is not right,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While societies must find a way to overcome the subjugation of women, pretending there are no differences between men and women or even using technology to […]

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Pontifical Good Friday collection gratitude offered to diocese

Dear Bishop Kevin, On behalf of the Holy Land Christians and the pilgrims who benefit fromthe Pontifical Good Friday Collection, thank you for your support, as well as the generous […]

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Survey of Youth and Young Adults starting point for synod

By Megan Gettinger In January, Pope Francis presented a letter to young people and announced that the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will take place […]

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‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees “with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace,” Pope Francis said, launching the “Share […]

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Global Migration Campaign launched

A prayer for migrants and refugees On Sept. 27, Pope Francis launched a global campaign to support migrants and refugees around the world. In collaboration with the campaign and the […]

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100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

By Robert Duncan MOSCOW (CNS) — A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox […]