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Young adults make ‘deep dive’ into faith during ‘ad limina’ visit

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Supporting and supported by their bishops, 25 young adults from Minnesota and North Dakota made a pilgrimage “ad limina apostolorum” — to the threshold of the apostles — in mid-January. … Continue reading

Posted in U.S., Vatican

Bishops visiting Holy Land get look at complexities of Gaza Strip

By Judith Sudilovsky  Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — In addition to a sense of isolation, young people in the Gaza Strip are experiencing an unemployment rate of 70 percent, and most see emigration as their only solution, said Archbishop … Continue reading

Posted in U.S., World

God’s word can never be ‘enchained,’ pope says at audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A true apostle is one who continues to be a courageous and joyful evangelizer even in the face of persecution and certain death, Pope Francis said. By choosing to … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican

Knights, New York Archdiocese and others providing aid to quake victims

By Catholic News Service PONCE, Puerto Rico (CNS) — Jose Lebron-Sanabria, a Knight of Columbus and a general insurance agent for the fraternal organization, is coordinating assistance to Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of devastating earthquakes. He led the Knights’ recovery … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Retired pope wants his name removed as co-author of book on celibacy

Updated 11:45 By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican official … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican

Love of baking, culinary skills and prayer make religious brother a winner

By Richard Szczepanowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The oven timer dings, alerting Capuchin Franciscan Brother Andrew Corriente the chocolate layer cake he is baking needs to be checked. A quick test with a toothpick tells him the cake … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Residents fear what may come next after quakes, archbishop says

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Hurricane Maria was a body blow to Puerto Rico in 2017, one from which it has yet to fully recover. Then came the series of 5-magnitude-and-higher earthquakes that began Dec. 29 … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.