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Without a voice at home, Nicaraguans ask Washington-based OAS for help

Backgrounder.  By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — For a few hours, Gio Gomez left the warmth of the Florida sun and headed north toward an arctic blast in Washington. She protected herself from the winter breeze while … Continue reading

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Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has created a set of pastoral guidelines to inspire and improve the church’s work in addressing the crime of human trafficking and the care of its victims worldwide. … Continue reading

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Australia delegation makes pre-WYD stops at March for Life, Guadalupe

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — About 1,000 young Catholic Australians left their homeland to participate in World Youth Day in Panama. But, since they were in the neighborhood — well, make that hemisphere — about half … Continue reading

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Julliard-trained violinist returns to N.J. roots to record first album

By Carl Peters  Catholic News Service CAMDEN, N.J. (CNS) — In recent months, violinist Alana Youssefian has performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Yale University and venues in Texas, California, Washington and Canada. But she’s … Continue reading

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Cardinal Wuerl acknowledges he knew of one accusation against predecessor

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a second letter issued in mid-January about what he knew and didn’t regarding abuse allegations involving his predecessor, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Washington’s retired archbishop, apologized Jan. 15 for what … Continue reading

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Lord’s Prayer is reaching out for father’s loving embrace, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To pray well, people need to have the heart of a child — a child who feels safe and loved in a father’s tender embrace, Pope Francis said. If people … Continue reading

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Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and … Continue reading

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