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Catholic agencies prepared to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

By Rhina Guidos and Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Thousands sought shelter in Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Maria, called a “monster storm” by many, hit the Caribbean island just short of a Category 5 storm Sept. 20, … Continue reading

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Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

Updated Sept. 21 4:12 p.m. By Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — A Catholic bishop and a Caritas worker in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious after the Sept. 19 earthquake, and much aid would be needed. “The … Continue reading

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Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

(Updated 2:03 p.m. ET) By David Agren Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexican church leaders offered prayers and urged generosity after an earthquake struck the national capital and its environs, claiming more than 240 lives — including at … Continue reading

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Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As search and rescue operations continued in central Mexico, where more than 200 people died after a strong earthquake Sept. 19, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the victims. “May our mother, … Continue reading

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St. Louis archbishop calls for peace after verdict, asks community to come together

By Joseph Kenny and Jennifer Brinker Catholic News Service ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis called for peace following a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley. Stockley, … Continue reading

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Pope expands scope of John Paul II institute on marriage, family

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To better prepare priests and pastoral workers to help meet the challenges families face today, Pope Francis is strengthening the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and … Continue reading

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Pope cites St. Frances Cabrini as exemplar of ministry to immigrants

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although she died 100 years ago, St. Frances Cabrini is a shining example of “love and intelligence” in ministering to the needs of immigrants and helping them become integral members … Continue reading

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