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No nukes: Pope expected to take aim at new arms race during Japan trip

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ top aide made no secret of what will be on the pope’s mind when he visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, Nov. 24: “the total elimination of nuclear weapons.” … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican, World

As immigration lawyer, nun helps reduce clients’ anxiety

By Marianne Zanko Komek  Catholic News Service PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (CNS) — In 2013, while volunteering in India, Graciela Colon first heard the inner stirrings of Jesus calling her to a religious vocation. For three weeks, she helped St. Teresa … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

More must be done to include women in church bodies, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although people may have different ways of praying or of serving their parish or the poor, the Catholic Church needs laity, priests, religious, parishes and lay movements to collaborate in … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican

Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said. “Using nuclear weapons is immoral,” the pope said … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Nov. 17, 2019: Jesus’ coming

Hearing this Sunday’s Gospel we might be tempted to say, “There’s nothing new under the sun,” in the words of Ecclesiastes. The Gospel opens with people admiring the grandeur and beauty of the Temple. This magnificent work of human hands rightly elicited their admiration and pride in human achievement. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

Pastoral against racism is starting conversations, healing, bishops told

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — One year after the U.S. bishops approved their pastoral letter against racism, the document is hardly just sitting on a shelf but is the basis for listening sessions in dioceses around … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Tone somber at prayer vigil for those facing execution in weeks ahead

By Natalie Hoefer  Catholic News Service TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CNS) — Nearly 100 people were bathed in light as they gathered for a prayer vigil at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Terre Haute, not far from the Federal Correctional … Continue reading

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