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Pope prays for world’s suffering children on Christmas

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Those who recognize the Lord in the baby Jesus in the manger also should recognize his presence in children suffering today because of war, poverty and immigration, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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Christmas proclaims hope, charity where fear reigns, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christmas calls believers to see God’s presence where he is often perceived as absent, especially in the “unwelcomed visitor, often unrecognizable, who walks through our cities and our neighborhoods, … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 24, 2017: Almost Christmas

      On the brink of celebrating the end of Mary’s pregnancy — Christmas begins this evening — we look back to its beginning. Today’s Gospel presents the conversation between Mary and an angel named Gabriel. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

Cardinal Law, whose legacy was marred by sex abuse scandal, dies

UPDATED 8:45 a.m. By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Bernard F. Law, who had been one of the United States’ most powerful and respected bishops until his legacy was blemished by the devastating sexual abuse of minors … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 17, 2017: Living in the joy of the Gospel

“Rejoice in the Lord!” is the invitation of this Third Sunday of Advent when God’s word calls us, once again, to enter into the meaning of life in light of the mystery of the Incarnation, soon to be celebrated in the great feast of Christmas.

Traditionally called Gaudete Sunday, the theme of rejoicing in the Lord echoes through the readings and into our hearts and lives. Continue reading

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In light of faith: Vocational discernment and anxiety

“The purpose of vocational discernment is to find out how to transform (our choices), in the light of faith into steps toward the fullness of joy to which everyone is called.” These words from the introduction to the Vatican preparatory document for the upcoming synod on “Young people, faith and vocational discernment” reiterate Pope Francis’ call to our church today: to live the joy of the Gospel. Continue reading

Posted in CNS columns, focus on millennials

Christian vocation is to serve life, health, pope says in message

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s care for the sick, especially through Catholic-run hospitals, is an antidote to “the business mentality that is seeking worldwide to turn health care into a profit-making enterprise,” … Continue reading

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