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Uniformity is greater threat to culture than differences are, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — In a small, informal meeting with a variety of religious leaders, Pope Francis went to the heart of his message for Myanmar: unity, not uniformity, is the secret to peace. … Continue reading

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Strong net neutrality protections called critical to faith community

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Communications has urged the Trump administration to keep current net neutrality rules in place because an open internet, he said, is critical to the nation’s … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

U.S., Mexico Catholic bishops meet to renew their ‘Alta-Baja’ friendship

By Aida Bustos Catholic News Service SAN DIEGO (CNS) — Three archbishops and nine bishops representing at least 13 million Catholics from Sacramento to the Mexican coastal city of Ensenada have resurrected their “Alta-Baja” friendship, paving the way to potentially … Continue reading

Posted in U.S., World

Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (CNS) — The plight of the ethnic Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was front and center in speeches by Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, but neither publicly used the … Continue reading

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Filipino priests called to walk with fellow immigrant Catholics

By James Ramos Catholic News Service HOUSTON (CNS) — Part reunion, part crash course in Catholic teaching and navigating the current political climate both in the U.S. and back home in the Philippines, and part celebration of all things Texas, … Continue reading

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Pope, USCCB president pray for victims of Egyptian mosque attack

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer for the victims of a bombing at a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai region. Addressing thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square, … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Nov. 26, 2017: Head out on the highway

As always on Sundays, today’s first reading and Gospel reading are coordinated. But they fit together less like a couple of Lego pieces than like the eastbound and westbound lanes of an expressway. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns