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Decline in baptisms leads Quebec church to rethink children’s spirituality

QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — The great doorway to growing in the Christian faith is narrowing from year to year in Quebec as baptisms have significantly declined in since 2012 and there’s no indication the trend will reverse. Confronted with a … Continue reading

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Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the … Continue reading

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In war, human dignity must be protected, pope tells military chaplains

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Military chaplains are called to educate the consciences of members of the armed forces so that even in war, the opposing side is not viewed merely as “an enemy … Continue reading

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Franciscan brother in Kenya named U.N. Person of the Year in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — A Franciscan brother who teaches mathematics and physics in rural Kenya has been named Person of the Year by the United Nations in Kenya. Brother Peter Mokaya Tabichi, who teaches at Keriko Secondary School near Nakuru, … Continue reading

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Campaign stresses why civility is important as 2020 election approaches

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is underway to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue. The Department of Justice, … Continue reading

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Thieves steal statues used at synod prayer, throw them in the river

Updated 10/22 By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Two men entered a Catholic Church near the Vatican early Oct. 21 and stole copies of a statue of a pregnant woman that had been a centerpiece of several … Continue reading

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Explaining Scripture, Venezuelan priest becomes social media sensation

By Manuel Rueda Catholic News Service CARACAS, Venezuela (CNS) — Understanding the Bible can be challenging, but Catholics in Venezuela are becoming more familiar with Scripture through the work of a tech-savvy friar. Capuchin Franciscan Father Luis Antonio Salazar is … Continue reading

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