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Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S.

Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S. VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago; Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life; and Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of In...
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Walking the talk: Catholics, Anglicans work together as they seek unity

Walking the talk: Catholics, Anglicans work together as they seek unity VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- If Christians are called to live their faith concretely, then they cannot leave out concrete signs of the unity to which Jesus calls them.    And just because the formal Anglican-Roman Catholic theological dialogue has been forced to grapple with new church-divi...
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Friday, October 07, 2016

New archbishop seeks to follow in footsteps of pioneer bishops, priests

New archbishop seeks to follow in footsteps of pioneer bishops, priests INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- In serving in a state often called "the last frontier," the newly named archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, said he hopes to follow in the footsteps of some of the nation's pioneer bishops and priests, including those who served his home Archdiocese of Indianapolis.   &...
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Friday, October 07, 2016

Justice, mercy are twin virtues for the law, Red Mass homilist says

Justice, mercy are twin virtues for the law, Red Mass homilist says WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Those involved in the administration of law should seek justice and mercy in their work, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Oct. 2.    "Those two virtues must intersect in our lives and actions," said the archbishop, who was the homilist...
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Healing division with tradition: Hispanic ministry seeks unity

Healing division with tradition: Hispanic ministry seeks unity VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Carrying a tall wooden cross over the threshold of the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica, a U.S. delegation brought the concerns of the country's Hispanic Catholics to the heart of the church.     In a political climate marked by angry rhetoric, fear and divisio...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God's embrace can be saved

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God's embrace can be saved VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The church is not just for people who are good, who think they're good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said.    No one is excluded from God's forgiveness, even the worst sinners, who only mu...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Christians aren't greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says

Christians aren't greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said.    "We don't have the power to condemn our brother who makes a mistake, we are not above him. Rather we have a duty to return him to the dignity of a so...
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Anger, distrust with candidates may find voters snubbing presidential ballot

 Anger, distrust with candidates may find voters snubbing presidential ballot WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Campaign 2016 is shaping up to be one where voters are not so much supporting one candidate or another as casting a ballot against a candidate they find intolerable.    Or they may not vote for president at all.    Underlying anger and deep-seated d...
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus' spirit, pope says

Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus' spirit, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Clergy who use their position for personal gain rather than to help those in need do not follow the spirit of Jesus who took upon himself the sufferings of others, Pope Francis said.     Jesus often would rebuke such leaders and warned his followers to "do what...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be 'Mother' Teresa, pope says

St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be 'Mother' Teresa, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the "Saint of the Gutters" suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.    Despite the formality of the occasio...
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Thursday, September 08, 2016