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Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed

Catholics pledged to have Masses said in support of Sheen WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Dec. 3 announcement by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, that the Vatican has decided to postpone […]

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Call me ‘Father’: Pope’s priestly vocation is his favorite gift

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In Caravaggio’s painting of Matthew, the sinful tax collector being called by Jesus to “Follow me,” Pope Francis sees the same unexpected, grace-filled moment found in […]

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Pope asks Catholics to set up, be enchanted by a Nativity scene

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Nativity scene is a simple reminder of something astonishing: God became human to reveal the greatness of His love “by smiling and opening His arms […]

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News Briefs: December 1, 2019

Mission is seeking family members you don’t know yet, pope tells Thais BANGKOK (CNS) — Missionaries are not mercenaries, but beggars who recognize that some brothers and sisters are missing […]

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Honor martyrs, work for Christ’s kingdom of peace, pope says in Nagasaki

NAGASAKI, Japan (CNS) — While the world knows Nagasaki as the site of a U.S. atomic bomb blast, for the Catholic Church it is also the site of one of […]

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Archbishop Sheen’s upcoming beatification greeted with joy, thanksgiving

By Tom Dermody PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — With joy and thanksgiving, officials and faithful throughout the Diocese of Peoria and around the globe welcomed the announcement Nov. 18 that Pope […]

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News Briefs: November 24, 2019

Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice WASHINGTON (CNS) — Five days before the scheduled execution of death-row inmate Rodney Reed — who gained attention of Catholic leaders […]

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U.S. bishops examine challenges faced by Church, society

BALTIMORE (CNS) — During their Nov. 11-13 meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops elected new officers and discussed challenges in the Church and the nation. They spoke of their renewed […]

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¡Viva Cristo Rey!

By Sister Theresa Marie Nguyen, OP “Who is this King of glory?”                            – Psalm 24:10 “¡Viva, Cristo […]

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News Briefs: November 17, 2019

Federal judge halts Trump administration conscience protection rule NEW YORK (CNS) — A U.S. District Court judge’s Nov. 6 ruling that halts a Trump administration conscience protection rule for health […]

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Murdered Jesuits inspired a new way of being Church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The murdered Jesuits in El Salvador, whose legacy is being commemorated around the world Nov. 16, the 30th anniversary of their deaths, were known for their academic […]

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Vatican I’s 150th anniversary: Understanding the council yesterday and today

By Kristin Colberg Dec. 8 will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council. On Dec. 8, 1869, more than 700 bishops gathered in St. Peter’s […]