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U.S. Catholics asked to accompany migrants, refugees seeking better life

(Updated 11:10 a.m. ET) By Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can “to accompany migrants and refugees who seek … Continue reading

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Vatican releases pope’s schedule for Fatima visit

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating the 100th anniversary of apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Francis will lead the evening recitation of rosary and celebrate Mass on the anniversary at the Shrine … Continue reading

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House bill’s ‘life protections’ said laudable, other aspects ‘troubling’

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The inclusion of “critical life protections” in the House health care bill is laudable, but other provisions, including those related to Medicaid and tax credits, are “troubling” and “must be addressed” before the … Continue reading

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Pope apologizes for Catholics’ participation in Rwanda genocide

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God’s forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by … Continue reading

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Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be … Continue reading

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Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While Pope Francis’ recent comments on the subject of married priests made headlines around the world, his response falls clearly in line with the thinking of his predecessors. In … Continue reading

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Bishops say U.S. must address needs of immigrants, show compassion

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country’s immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers from their children while … Continue reading

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