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Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to […]

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Chicago celebrates feast of the Epiphany

Pope begins New Year with apology, prayers for peace VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis began the New Year with an apology for losing his patience the night before with […]

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Pope tells his elderly peers the prayers of the old are powerful

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On the eve of his 83rd birthday, Pope Francis met with a group of his peers — although many were a few years younger — and […]

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News Briefs: December 22, 2019

Mary is loving mother, humble disciple, pope says on Guadalupe feast VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis said she reminds Catholics of […]

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News Briefs: December 15, 2019

Immaculate Conception is feast of hope for sinners, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mary, conceived without sin, is a “masterpiece” who reflects “the beauty of God who is all […]

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Bishops say ‘ad limina’ meeting strengthens their bond with pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Inspiring “missionary disciples” rather than church-maintenance workers and building up the unity of the Church in a polarized world were some of the topics on the […]

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US brother beatified on fields of Guatemalan school he served

HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala (CNS) — Christian Brother James Miller taught students and served as a vice principal at the La Sallian Christian Brothers school in this impoverished pocket of rural Guatemala. […]

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‘Ad limina’ visit takes on Marian flavor for Region VII bishops

ROME (CNS) — As the bishops of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana began celebrating an early morning Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the church was abuzz with activity […]

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News Briefs: December 8, 2019

Pope advances sainthood causes of Canadian missionary, Polish martyr VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Bishop Ovide Charlebois — a Canadian Missionary Oblate of Mary […]

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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 […]