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Being legally blind doesn’t hinder Catholic priest in serving his flock

By Anthony Salamone Catholic News Service EASTON, Pa. (CNS) — A visitor attending Mass at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church might not notice anything unusual about the celebrant. Father Bernard J. Ezaki walks the center aisle of the massive … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Charlottesville: The antidote is in the venom

(CNS guest column) By Carole Norris Greene Catholic News Service The Ku Klux Klan once came out primarily at night, carrying torches with their faces covered by hoods with ghostly openings for eyes and mouths. Not anymore. They were out … Continue reading

Posted in CNS columns

Vatican pharmacy does booming business

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Serving an average of more than 2,000 clients a day, the Vatican pharmacy may be one of the world’s busiest in-person dispensaries of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines, soaps, ointments and elixirs. … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 20, 2017: Meeting the God you cannot understand

      God is mysterious, no question about that. Today’s readings provide ample evidence. “My salvation is about to come, my justice, about to be revealed,” God says (Is 56:1). Looking around at a nation and world filled with the opposite of his justice, we may wonder what that “about to” means. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service OXFORD, England (CNS) — Spanish church leaders urged prayers and national unity after two terrorist attacks left at least 19 people dead. Pope Francis, U.S. bishops and others weighed in with prayers and rejection … Continue reading

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Congregation centennial: Supporting Eastern Catholics against all odds

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, an office that supports the Eastern Catholic churches and strives to ensure that the … Continue reading

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Pope offers prayers for victims of terrorist attack in Barcelona

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 12 people dead and injured dozens of others. “With great concern the Holy Father … Continue reading

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