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‘Game’ over: the five stages of being a ‘Thrones’ fan

Commentary. By Elizabeth Rackover Clancy  Catholic News Service RICHMOND, Calif. (CNS) — Eight years ago, “Game of Thrones” began on HBO and the worlds of water-cooler conversations, fire-breathing dragons and social media haven’t been the same since. To say it’s … Continue reading

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Prayer not possible without Holy Spirit, pope says at audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Holy Spirit gives Christians the courage and the strength needed to engage in a loving dialogue with God that is like the dialogue of a child with his … Continue reading

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Pope prays for Spanish missionary murdered in Central African Republic

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led thousands of pilgrims in prayer for a Spanish missionary sister killed in Central African Republic. While greeting French pilgrims attending his weekly general audience in St. … Continue reading

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As migrants continue streaming into Mexico, donor fatigue sets in

By David Agren  Catholic News Service TAPACHULA, Mexico (CNS) — Sister Bertha Lopez was buying 55-pound sacks of rice, when the cashier asked: “Where do they want the rice? For Guatemala or for whom?” Sister Bertha informed the cashier, “We’re … Continue reading

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Dominican combines music, Scripture for unique parish mission experience

By Jacob Comello  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Upon hearing the word “mission,” most Catholics visualize hospitals or schools run by nuns in poor areas of the world, or small, tightknit parish communities in areas where Catholicism is still … Continue reading

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Officials say Vatican must continue to monitor financial activity

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Any time money changes hands, there is a potential for financial misconduct, but the leaders of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority said the Holy See has made enormous strides in … Continue reading

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El Salvador lays to rest another priest presumably assassinated by gangs

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Thousands attended the May 20 funeral of a Salvadoran priest found by his parishioners in what some presume is a gang killing. Parishioners found Father Cecilio Perez Cruz, a 35-year-old priest … Continue reading

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