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Pope: Pray, act to protect clean water, guarantee access to it

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Water is a gift of God that makes life possible and yet millions of people do not have access to safe drinking water, and rivers, seas and oceans continue to … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 2, 2018: Mysterious

As we listen to the Scripture readings at Mass today, the most difficult patch, I think, may be this portion of the second reading:

      “All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change. He willed to give us birth by the word of truth that we may be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures” (Jas 1:17-18). Continue reading

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Bishops of Atlanta province consider ways to lead in the face of crisis

By Christina Lee Knauss Catholic News Service CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) — Priests and bishops from the Province of Atlanta recently spent time considering the abuse crisis in the church, how to respond to it and how to best carry on … Continue reading

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Pope serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While recent accusations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano have created tension in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is approaching the situation calmly, the Vatican secretary of state said. In … Continue reading

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Faithful uphold the quiet tradition of lighting candles in churches

By Emily Benson Catholic News Service WESTMERE, N.Y. (CNS) — Linda Brown approached the candle stand at her parish, Christ the King in Westmere. She dropped a donation in the collection box and lit two candles. Her husband, Ed, stood … Continue reading

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Oregon church activities curtailed by smoke from wildfires

By Ed Langlois Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Catholic churches and homes in southern Oregon are safe so far amid wildfires, but persistent smoke has suppressed activities — and spirits. “It is horrible. It is absolutely grim,” said … Continue reading

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Vocations in Ireland have dwindled due to abuse scandal, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While the faith of Catholics in Ireland is strong, the scandal of abuse and cover-up by church leaders has caused a decline in vocations to the priesthood and religious … Continue reading

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