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REWIND: Busy morning at the Vatican

While much of America was still sleeping, Pope Francis welcomed Donald Trump to the Vatican, then led his usual Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Here’s some of what you missed. Sun rising here at the Vatican. Security high … Continue reading

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Welcome God’s love and share with others, especially the most vulnerable, says USCCB president

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The faithful may feel unworthy of Christ’s love, because he “paid so high a price for our salvation, ” but “let us not be afraid,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference … Continue reading

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Capturing the emotion of Christ’s final hours

Photos and story by Barbara J. Fraser HUARAZ, Peru — How does an artist depict the tension, emotion and drama of the Passion when crafting images of the Stations of the Cross? To fashion the statues ordered by Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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U.S. faced ‘months of fiery trial and sacrifice’ in Great War

On this day 100 years ago the United States entered World War I. The declaration of war by the U.S. Congress followed by four days an address President Woodrow Wilson gave at a special joint session of Congress, urging lawmakers … Continue reading

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Mother Mary: The merciful, mischievous interceder in Italian legends

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told a story today about a legend in southern Italy to illustrate how Mary is always nearby, watching, waiting and ready to jump in and lend a hand. While Jesus is every person’s best advocate … Continue reading

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Two saints’ feasts ‘can cure our amnesia’ on immigration

Here is a reflection written by the vice president of mission for Catholic Extension, a national Catholic fundraising organization based in Chicago that builds churches and aids the Catholic Church in America’s poorest places. Looking ahead to two important feast … Continue reading

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Wanted: Humble shepherd, clear communicator, world traveler

VATICAN CITY — Four years ago today, 115 cardinal-electors chose a new pope. Inspired through prayer and the Holy Spirit, the men sought to elect the best pastor for this particular moment in the church and the world. We here … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ words on women

By Junno Arocho Esteves ROME (CNS) — International Women’s Day is a day that celebrates the social, cultural, political and economic achievements of women. Pope Francis has often spoken on their achievements and contributions to the church, but has honored their … Continue reading

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Faith leaders’ ongoing reaction to Trump ban on refugees

UPDATED Feb. 10. WASHINGTON (CNS) — This morning the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration welcomed the federal appeals court ruling Feb. 9 that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees from … Continue reading

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Beware of scammers trying to sell papal audience tickets, Pope Francis says

Tickets to his general audiences and his public Masses are free. Don’t be fooled, he told people at his audience today.      

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