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Women in Amazon take more prominent role in environmental protection

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In indigenous Kichwa communities, women like Patricia Gualinga have traditionally taken on the role of wife, mother and cultivator of the crops that families use to survive in Ecuador’s Amazonian region … Continue reading

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Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to … Continue reading

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Prayer, dialogue, enthusiasm are key to making good choices, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When it comes time for young people to make an important decision in life, if the possibilities do not create excitement and trepidation, “it’s better to go to bed” and … Continue reading

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Pope sends aid to southeast Africa after cyclone

Updated. By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As an immediate sign of his concern and an encouragement to other donors, Pope Francis has sent $50,000 each to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to assist with initial emergency relief efforts after … Continue reading

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Bishop criticizes ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims

By Catholic News Service DUBLIN (CNS) — An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims. Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin, chairman of the Council for Life of … Continue reading

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Catholic social teaching guides advocates in push for a ‘moral’ budget

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The White House delivered a record $4.75 trillion “Budget for a Better America” for fiscal year 2020 to Congress March 11 and it continued a defining trend to boost military spending … Continue reading

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Panel: Policies to empower women must protect femininity, human dignity

By Beth Griffin  Catholic News Service UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — Women should not be required to divest themselves of femininity to achieve empowerment and gender equality, according to panelists at a March 19 event at the United Nations. Women’s dignity … Continue reading

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