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USCCB president calls for national moment of prayer on Good Friday

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited U.S. Catholics to join him on Good Friday, April 10, to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart … Continue reading

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Pew: Pope’s favorability ratings move up from their 2018 low

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis’ favorability ratings among Americans of virtually all stripes are up from their low in 2018, according to a report released April 3 by the Pew Research Center. Among Catholics … Continue reading

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Prisons’ Passion: Via Crucis meditations reflect on aftermath of crime

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While Pope Francis’ Way of the Cross service on Good Friday has been transferred to the Vatican because of the coronavirus pandemic, the meditations focus, as always, on those … Continue reading

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Pope encourages Catholics to contemplate ‘seven sorrows’ of Mary

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On the Friday before Holy Week, Pope Francis asked people to keep a long tradition of Catholic piety by focusing on “the suffering and sorrows of Our Lady.” “Honor Our … Continue reading

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Seitz: ‘Let us ask our Savior to help us, to walk with us’ in these times

By Catholic News Service This is one of a series of pastoral and personal reflections on living in this time of pandemic. Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, writes this reflection titled “Who’s in charge here anyway?” for Catholic … Continue reading

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It will be a palmless Sunday at most U.S. parishes

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Don’t expect any palms this Passion Sunday. And distribution of palms later in the year might not happen, either, according to Rita Thiron, executive director of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical … Continue reading

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Coronavirus draws prayers to saints who cared for plague victims

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saints can get a bad rap because sometimes people assume they lived in deep piety removed from the burdens of everyday life. But a quick look at the saints known for … Continue reading

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