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Catholic leaders decry fourth Arkansas execution in eight days

The quick succession of the executions prompted many to oppose them, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Continue reading

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Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service CAIRO (CNS) — Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant last year, Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope … Continue reading

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Unmask violence posing as holy,​ pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

(Updated 12:02 p.m. ET) By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service CAIRO (CNS) — Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of “unity and fraternity,” Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation’s religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as … Continue reading

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Cardinal Dolan slams DNC pledge to support only pro-abortion candidates

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan described the recent pledge from the Democratic National Committee’s chair to support only pro-abortion candidates “disturbing” and “intolerant.” The cardinal, who is chairman of the U.S. Conference … Continue reading

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Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church needs laypeople with a missionary spirit, which means Catholics do not have to try to force members into a vocation that is the Holy Spirit’s to … Continue reading

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Between election rounds, French cardinal deplores ‘democracy gone mad’

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — France’s Catholic primate has condemned the current presidential campaign as his country’s “worst ever” and urged Christians to help prevent democracy from “losing its sense.” “Left and right rivaled each … Continue reading

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Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

By Tanya Connor Catholic News Service WORCESTER, Mass. (CNS) — The congregation, numbering about 50, gathered for their last Easter Mass together on the DCU Center’s arena floor. The chaplain, Father George “Jerry” Hogan, borrowed one of their colorful boxes … Continue reading

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