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The pope and the martyr: New saints offer youths a road map to holiness

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church has its share of young saints who gave witness through their lives that holiness can be attained even at a young age. Others, […]

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News Briefs: October 7, 2018

God’s love in charity exists even in most secularized places, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During times of freedom or persecution, the Gospel is needed to bring meaning, fullness […]

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Church present and future: Synod to show young Catholics’ needs, gifts

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Synod of Bishops will meet in October to try to look at the world and the Catholic Church through the eyes of teenagers and young […]

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Spenser St. Louis ordained to diaconate

ROME — On Thursday, Sept. 27, 40 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College were ordained to the diaconate during a celebration of the Eucharist. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of […]

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Catholic teaching, pastoral response shows hope for those hurt by suicide

By Gina Christian PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — On a November morning in 2008, Father Marc Capizzi had his rosary in hand when he left the rectory at St. Albert the Great […]

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Pope advises teachers that they need parents’ trust, appreciation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Without respectfully collaborating with teachers and schools, parents will risk being on their own when it comes to educating their children and be at a greater […]

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As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis was to meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and with Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley […]

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Pope: Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being covered up,” Pope Francis said […]

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Fear, uncertainty lead to a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said. “To […]

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Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert […]

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Church leaders urge inquiry into abuse claims against archbishop

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic Church leaders have been calling for an internal investigation into the handling of allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct against Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick and […]

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Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation as cardinal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the College of Cardinals of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and has ordered him to maintain […]