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Christian vocation is to serve life, health, pope says in message

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s care for the sick, especially through Catholic-run hospitals, is an antidote to “the business mentality that is seeking worldwide to turn health care into a profit-making enterprise,” … Continue reading

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‘Crowning jewel’ of national shrine — Trinity Dome Mosaic — dedicated

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The overflowing congregation at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception hardly needed reminding to raise their “eyes to the heavens” during a dedication of the Trinity Dome … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and prudence” to prevail. … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 10, 2017: The Advent blahs

Advent: time to figure out which commandments I’ve been breaking and squeeze in confession before Christmas. Is that the message of today’s readings? Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

Bishop lays out detailed policies for ‘morally acceptable’ tax reform

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a new letter to members of Congress, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, outlined a sweeping package of changes in pending tax reform legislation to ensure the final bill … Continue reading

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Mideast Christian leaders to Trump: Jerusalem move could have dire results

(Updated Dec. 7) By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — In an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, Christian leaders in Jerusalem said U.S. recognition of the city as the capital of Israel could have dire regional … Continue reading

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Indiana town embodies Santa Claus and his spirit of love, peace, joy

By Katie Rutter Catholic News Service SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (CNS) — Belief in that iconic Christmas figure, the rotund merry man with a bag full of presents, inspires thousands of children to write letters addressed to “Santa Claus” each year. … Continue reading

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