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In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

By Keanine Griggs Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future. “How wonderful would it be … Continue reading

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Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to … Continue reading

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Faith inspires artist to feature homeless in portraits of compassion

(With video) By Anna Weaver Catholic News Service SHORELINE, Wash. (CNS) — Among Mary Larson’s Shoreline living-room pictures is a small photo of a man with furrowed eyebrows and a full white beard. His name is James, but when Larson … Continue reading

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Claiming ‘sanctuary’ in the current immigration climate

Backgrounder. By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Throughout the U.S., cities, states, places of worship, university campuses and religious communities have been publicly declaring themselves as places of “sanctuary” for migrants, particularly for those who have voiced … Continue reading

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Birthday book: Scholars offer Pope Benedict traditional German tribute

Backgrounder By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before he was elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger once wrote that he was grateful for being born on a day that fell during the church’s most intense … Continue reading

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Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees must come before any other question when enacting migration policies, Pope Francis said. “The defense of human … Continue reading

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Christian, not communist: Catholics in Rome embrace counterculture

By Robert Duncan Catholic News Service With video ROME (CNS) — In an Italian nature reserve surrounded by a forest inhabited by wild boar and foxes, a group of families is seeking to embrace the lifestyle of New Testament-era Christians. … Continue reading

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