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News Briefs: January 9, 2021

Even when rejected, God seeks out His children, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians can rest assured that even when they feel unworthy, God is a good shepherd who […]

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On New Year’s, pope says a mature faith is realistic, but hope-filled

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their faith or prevent them from […]

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With foreign donation license denied, Missionaries of Charity ration food

KOLKATA, India (CNS) — Since Christmas, the Missionaries of Charity have been strictly rationing the food and daily use items for their regular 600 beneficiaries at their motherhouse and Shishu […]

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Pope prays Christmas will bring yearning for peace, dialogue

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before giving his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and to the world, Pope Francis drew attention to the many places around the globe and […]

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Desmond Tutu, known for commitment to justice, peace, dies at age 90

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s compassion and sense of humor, as well as his commitment to justice and processes of peace, were among the many […]

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At Christmas, share joy, not complaints, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the celebration of Christmas just around the corner, Christians should look for ways to share the joy of Jesus’ birth rather than draw up a […]

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News Briefs: December 26, 2021

Vatican answers questions on limits regarding pre-Vatican II Mass VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Responding to 11 questions it said had been raised about Pope Francis’ document restricting celebrations of the […]

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Vatican releases text for installing catechists, explains ministry

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic men and women formally installed in the new ministry of catechists are not simply religious education teachers but are engaged in “the proclamation and transmission […]

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News Briefs: December 19, 2021

Knights’ documentary on St. Joseph available to view for free NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus made its latest documentary, “St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father,” available to […]

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Vatican Christmas stamps feature work of homeless artist 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Adam Piekarski, a homeless man from Lódz, Poland, never imagined that the sketches he would draw in his free time while waiting for the public showers […]

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Christmas is time for sharing, not commercialism, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Christmas tree and Nativity crèche should evoke the joy and the peace of God’s love and not the selfish indulgence of consumerism and indifference, Pope […]

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News Briefs: December 12, 2021

Catholic church burned as Myanmar military continues assault YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Myanmar’s military continues to target churches in predominantly Christian regions in the Buddhist-majority country, ignoring appeals by the […]