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In #MeToo movement Catholic Church can play role in discussion, healing

Backgrounder By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The wave of accusations of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault from Hollywood to Capitol Hill and many places in between in recent months has been described as a revolution, a … Continue reading

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Chaplain says 40 years with bowl-bound Badgers ‘a wonderful experience’

By Mary C. Uhler Catholic News Service MADISON, Wis. (CNS) — When the Wisconsin Badgers’ football team travels to the Orange Bowl to play Miami Dec. 30, the players will take a 12-1 record with them — one of the … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Natural disasters prompt church to raise millions for aid, recovery

Backgrounder.¬† By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, California and Mexico City, recovery was slow and deep pain remained from a string of natural disasters as 2017 ended. Hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes from … Continue reading

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Pope: Helping refugees means converting hearts hardened against them

By Carol Glatz¬† Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — With so much suffering, poverty and exploitation in the world, missionary work must also include reaching out to people whose hearts are closed to receiving immigrants and refugees, Pope Francis told … Continue reading

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Hold the phone: Vatican says Pope Francis doesn’t use WhatsApp

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While the thought of receiving a blessing by text from Pope Francis could have millions of mobile users glued to their smartphones, the Vatican spokesman said that isn’t his … Continue reading

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Sunday has lost its sense as day of rest, renewal in Christ, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just like a plant needs sun and nourishment to survive, every Christian needs the light of Sunday and the sustenance of the Eucharist to truly live, Pope Francis said. “How … Continue reading

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Pope: Guadalupe feast shows Mary’s closeness to those on margins

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which mirrored that of the indigenous people of the time, is a sign of Mary’s closeness to those who are marginalized, Pope … Continue reading

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