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Dark to light: Buried under scaffolding, Holy Stairs set for resurrection

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With large sheets of plain plywood blocking public access to the Holy Stairs, one woman lovingly touched a large color photograph of the stairs, made the sign of the cross, … Continue reading

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‘Prosperity gospel’ props up policies lacking compassion, journal says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The “prosperity gospel” that U.S. President Donald Trump and many of his advisers and followers seem to espouse does not promote solidarity for the common good, but sees God as giving … Continue reading

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India’s Sister Prema condemns trafficking, says nuns not involved

By Catholic News Service NEW DELHI (CNS) — Facing child trafficking allegations at one of its homes for unmarried mothers in India, the Missionaries of Charity said the order condemns the actions of individuals involved and stressed that these are unrelated … Continue reading

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If it is broke, fix it: Ideas on reshaping U.S. immigration policy

Backgrounder.  By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In 2008, Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” unveiled a “financial expert” character named Oscar Rogers on the “Weekend Update” segment. His advice on the economy, shouted loudly and often … Continue reading

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Jesuit aims to stem decline of faith with launch of catechetical website

By Maureen Pratt  Catholic News Service ANAHEIM, Calif. (CNS) — Jesuit Father Robert J. Spitzer, former president of Gonzaga University, launched a cutting-edge catechetical website to confront the rising tide of unbelief spurred by an increasingly skeptical, science-saturated society. Developed … Continue reading

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Tennessee’s Catholic bishops urge governor to halt upcoming executions

By Theresa Laurence  Catholic News Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Bishops J. Mark Spalding of Nashville, Richard F. Stika of Knoxville and Martin D. Holley of Memphis have written to Gov. Bill Haslam urging him to “use your authority as … Continue reading

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Nicaraguan bishops to pray for exorcism as violence continues

Updated July 18. By Catholic News Service MANAGUA, Nicaragua (CNS) — Police and paramilitaries in Nicaragua have attacked another parish in an indigenous community as churches and clergy come under attack for trying to protect populations protesting authoritarian rule. Gunfire and … Continue reading

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