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Chicago priest’s effort to build community earns CCHD leadership award

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A year into his priesthood, Father Matt O’Donnell was named a pastor. Days before his 27th birthday in 2013, Father O’Donnell arrived at St. Columbanus Parish in Chicago’s South Side Park … Continue reading

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Pope to meet with second group of abuse survivors from Chile

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will meet with five priests who suffered abuse by Chilean Father Fernando Karadima or his followers, the Vatican said. The pope will meet June 1-3 with “five … Continue reading

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Pope prays that Catholics in China may live their faith in peace

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis asked people to pray for Catholics in China so that they may be able to live their faith with serenity and in full communion with the pope. The … Continue reading

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Church official cautiously optimistic about DACA bills before Congress

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services gives credit to a group of moderate Republicans in Congress trying to revive interest in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Continue reading

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Cardinal stats: Pope makes college more international, not much younger

Backgrounder and analysis By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although it is not unusual for a pope to set aside temporarily the limit of 120 cardinals under the age of 80, Pope Francis has done so … Continue reading

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Accompanying families, reaching out to youth recurring encuentro themes

By Norma Montenegro Flynn  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Church needs to walk with and accompany Hispanic and immigrant families, reach out to youth and young adults, and strengthen faith and leadership formation. These were the recurring … Continue reading

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Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal’s hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the … Continue reading

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