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Faith advocates see victories in new farm bill

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The farm bill that passed both houses of Congress by wide margins doesn’t have money in it to protect endangered species, but it did preserve one that had been on the … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Catechism revision adds impetus in death penalty abolition fight

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Changes in law and public opinion have had their role to play in the quest to end capital punishment in the United States, but Catholic teaching also has played a part, … Continue reading

Posted in U.S., Vatican

Education key to solving migration crisis, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the celebration of Christmas draws near, the plight of the Holy Family calls to mind the sufferings of the many men, women and children escaping war and persecution, … Continue reading

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Ignoring reality of abuse, resisting responsibility must end, says Jesuit

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Anyone who still believes the abuse crisis is an “American” or “Western” problem must become properly informed, face reality and realize problems may be hidden and explode in the future, … Continue reading

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Itinerant papal preacher: Capuchin will lead U.S. bishops’ retreat

Updated By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For more than 38 years, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa has preached to the pope and top officials of the Roman Curia. In early January, he will lead the weeklong … Continue reading

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With a mother’s heart, Mary raises up the abandoned, pope says at Mass

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just as she did hundreds of years ago from a small hill in Tepeyac, Mexico, Mary accompanies the downtrodden and the lowly like a mother caring for her children. … Continue reading

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West Bank residents work to ensure tourists spend time with locals

By Judith Sudilovsky  Catholic News Service BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank (CNS) — Bethlehem and the neighboring towns of Beit Jala and Beit Sahour depend economically on tourism, but traditionally have struggled with keeping visitors in the area for more than … Continue reading

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