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CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. The poor are the Church’s treasure because they give every Christian a chance to “speak the same language as Jesus, that of love,” … more
Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the Church’s official … more
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced late Nov. 18. He said the Vatican had just notified him of the beatification and he was announcing … more
The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a “referendum” on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the sacramental life and formation of the people there, U.S. Cardinal … more
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna said that as a European member of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, his first task is to listen and his second task is to examine ways his lifestyle … more
Pope Francis and members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon repeatedly vowed to support, defend and accompany the region’s indigenous people. But a few hours after having a special … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human trafficking are three major issues the Vatican and the U.S. … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Catholics attack other members of the Church, they are hurting Christ, Pope Francis said. “Even … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is a time of reflection, dialogue and listening to the needs and sufferings of indigenous people, Pope Francis … more
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Vatican City CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. In a ceremony to create 13 new cardinals, Pope Francis reminded new and old members of the … more
Pope Francis joined Amazonian Church workers and indigenous people Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, to plant a tree in the Vatican Gardens. He also consecrated the Synod of Bishops for … more
By demanding respect for the cultures of indigenous peoples, Pope Francis was not promoting pantheism, but — tapping into his Jesuit roots — urging respect for a worldview that sees God … more
A long, snail-paced line of well-wishers waited to greet Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, Congo, after the ceremony in which Pope Francis placed a red hat on his head. But the … more
The upcoming canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman begs the question: Do Catholic college students today even know who Cardinal Newman is? Yes and no, seems to be the answer, depending on … more
Since his election, Pope Francis has made the care and welcoming of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy. Nearly four months after ascending to the chair of St. Peter, the Pope made … more
Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who betrayed the trust of their flock through sexual abuse and abuse of … more
Senior Vatican representatives joined the first officially approved Church festival at Medjugorje, three months after Catholic pilgrimages to the site in Bosnia-Herzegovina were authorized by the … more
Pope Francis said that he continues to visit retired Pope Benedict XVI, 92, who is like a grandfather who continues to encourage him and give him strength. “I take his hand and let him … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. The memory and witness of Romania’s martyred bishops are a reminder that Christians are called to stand firm against ideologies that seek to … more
Pope Francis ended his second day in Romania with a festive meeting with young people and families that encapsulated his message of fostering dialogue between younger and older generations. After … more
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