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LCWR award recipient embraces ‘holy chaos’ of her ministry to migrants

By Soli Salgado and Dan Stockman  Catholic News Service SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CNS) — “Holy chaos” is how Sister Norma Pimentel describes her ministry. As the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley on the U.S.-Mexico border, Sister … Continue reading

Posted in U.S., World

Voracious goats keep Wisconsin cemetery looking beautiful the natural way

By Patricia Kasten  Catholic News Service APPLETON, Wis. (CNS) — Goats tend to get a bad rap in church traditions — with the devil often portrayed with goat horns and hoofs, and Jesus speaking of separating goats from sheep, as … Continue reading

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Christ’s love gives hope to forgotten ones, cardinal says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a world where many are often marginalized and discriminated against, the message of Jesus’ love must continue to be proclaimed, a Vatican official wrote on behalf of Pope … Continue reading

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Sustainable land use urged to ease growing threats to food, water

Backgrounder By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Leading five friars in formation on an eight-week summer service program largely through Appalachia and South America, Conventual Franciscan Father Michael Lasky saw a new awareness rising in the young … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 18, 2019: Jesus’ feelings

For the times when it’s hard to do the right thing, the author of today’s second reading makes a suggestion. Keep looking at Jesus, he says. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

Vatican official: Church must be prudent judging Medjugorje apparitions

By Sarah Mac Donald  Catholic News Service KNOCK, Ireland (CNS) — Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a place of prayer, conversion and pilgrimage for millions of people, but the church must be prudent and not rush to any judgment on the alleged … Continue reading

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‘You cannot be a Catholic and sit on the sidelines,’ archbishop says

By Josephine von Dohlen  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a crowded bar, bustling with young adult Catholics from the Washington area for the monthly Theology on Tap, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory shared his pain over what this archdiocese … Continue reading

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