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Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, they announced late Oct. 16. The groups, including … Continue reading

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Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich as the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. Voting late Oct. 16, senators approved her nomination 70-23. More than 20 Democrats joined Republicans in supporting Gingrich, the … Continue reading

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In Holy Land, Franciscan finds peace in prayer, ministering to pilgrims

JERUSALEM (CNS) — On his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land just at the outbreak of the intifada, Franciscan Father Wladyslaw Brzezinski was awed by the quiet contemplation with which a fellow friar was able to pray under a sprawling sabra cactus in the courtyard of the Church of the Visitation. Continue reading

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Pope on interviews: Church must listen, respond to people’s questions

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Replying to questions and giving interviews are a “pastoral risk” Pope Francis said he is prepared to take, because it is the best way to know and respond to people’s … Continue reading

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To fight hunger and forced migration, end war, arms trade, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — It makes no sense to lament the problems of hunger and forced migration if one is unwilling to address their root causes, which are conflict and climate change, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Pope announces Synod of Bishops dedicated to people in Amazon

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Addressing the challenges of evangelization in one of the world’s most remote areas and the connection between faith and environmental concern, Pope Francis announced a special gathering of the … Continue reading

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Christian life is a love story with God, pope says at canonization

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the Catholic Church’s newest saints, Christians are called to live their faith as a love story with God who wants a relationship that is “more than that of … Continue reading

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