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Jenky: Real Presence not ‘opinion,’ but ‘foundational’ to Catholic faith

By Tom Dermody  Catholic News Service PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Acknowledging evidence that “for several generations” the Catholic Church has not sufficiently taught its core truths, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky has called for all ministries of the Diocese of Peoria … Continue reading

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Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God’s project, Pope Francis said. Continuing his series of audience talks about the Acts … Continue reading

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U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and Vatican officials the joyful experiences and valuable recommendations that came out of last year’s … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

By Catholic News Service SYDNEY (CNS) — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s High Court to appeal his guilty verdict. The application to the country’s … Continue reading

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Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on church giving

Backgrounder By Brian Fraga  Catholic News Service The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, … Continue reading

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Life without parole is not a solution to crime, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Sentencing someone to life in prison without the possibility of parole is “not the solution to problems, but a problem to solve,” Pope Francis told Italian prison guards, prison chaplains … Continue reading

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Pope urges Eastern Catholic bishops to promote ecumenism

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praising the fidelity of Eastern Catholics, Pope Francis also urged them to be more active in the search for Christian unity, especially unity with their Orthodox counterparts. In heaven, he … Continue reading

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