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Going for God: Vatican invited to attend Olympic opening ceremony

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For the first time, the International Olympic Committee has invited a Vatican delegation not only to take part in the opening ceremony of the Winter Games, but also to attend … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Catholic prelates make culinary wager on outcome of Super Bowl

By Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Two Ukrainian Catholic prelates have placed a culinary wager on the outcome of the Feb. 4 Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. Archbishop Stefan Soroka of Philadelphia, metropolitan of U.S. Ukrainian Catholics, is rooting for … Continue reading

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In chilly Minnesota, archbishop has warm welcome for Super Bowl visitors

By Marie Wiering  Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Archbishop Bernard J. Hebda may be a Pittsburgh native, but like a true Minnesotan, he began a welcome video for Super Bowl visitors talking about the weather. “The weather … Continue reading

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Dialogue dilemma: Vatican’s China overture sparks controversy

Backgrounder and analysis. By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Vatican efforts to honor those who suffer and die for their faith while trying to negotiate with oppressive regimes to expand religious freedom have been fraught with … Continue reading

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Trump immigration plan’s impact on family ‘deeply troubling,’ says bishop

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee said Jan. 30 that the Catholic bishops welcomed the Trump administration’s proposal to give “Dreamers” a path to citizenship, but at the same time, they are … Continue reading

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Vatican spokesman insists pope, aides are united on approach to China

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics who have accused top members of the Roman Curia of making overtures to China’s communist government without the knowledge of Pope Francis are “fostering confusion and controversy,” said the … Continue reading

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Hispanic bishops’ visit gives them firsthand look at Holy Land reality

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank (CNS) — Retired Bishop Placido Rodriguez of Lubbock, Texas, remembers the smell of woodworking and the feel of wood in his hands from when he was a child in his … Continue reading

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