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Catholic priest murdered in Kenya, latest in string of killings

By Fredrick Nzwili Catholic News Service NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — A Catholic priest who disappeared from his family home was found dead in a shallow grave in southeastern Kenya a week after he was reported missing. Police investigators and pathologists … Continue reading

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Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to … Continue reading

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Indianapolis Colts’ chaplain focuses on players’ lives and faith

By John Shaughnessy Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — As the Catholic chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts, Father Douglas Hunter has access to the training facility, the team meetings and the sidelines during games. He’s even there in the locker … Continue reading

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St. Teresa of Kolkata’s birthday not forgotten by Missionaries of Charity

By┬áCatholic News Service KOLKATA, India (CNS) — Missionaries of Charity nuns in India celebrated the birthday of their order’s founder, St. Teresa of Kolkata, three years after her canonization, breaking a Catholic convention. Archbishop Thomas D’Souza of Kolkata led a … Continue reading

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New executive director looks to build Pax Christi USA’s grassroots network

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Johnny Zokovitch started working for Pax Christi USA in 2001, he was tasked with connecting young people with the Catholic peace organization. As the group’s new executive director beginning Sept. … Continue reading

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West Virginians meet their new Catholic bishop as humble, holy man

By Christopher Gunty Catholic News Service WHEELING, W.Va. (CNS) — People from around the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston already have a good feeling about their new shepherd, Bishop Mark E. Brennan, who was installed Aug. 22 as the ninth bishop of … Continue reading

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Pope, bishops urge action to save burning Amazon rainforest

Updated Aug. 27 By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Describing the Amazon rainforest as “vital for our planet,” Pope Francis joined the regions bishops in praying for action to extinguish the massive fires burning there. “We are all … Continue reading

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Matters of life and death: Pope to bring his message to southern Africa

Backgrounder and analysis By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Rejecting violence, promoting interreligious harmony, caring for the environment and stamping out government corruption are expected to be high on the agenda Sept. 4-10 when Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Australian pro-life leaders organize to block bill legalizing abortion

By Catherine Sheehan Catholic News Service SYDNEY (CNS) — Thousands of pro-life supporters demonstrated in the streets of Sydney, expressing their opposition to a bill in the New South Wales state parliament that would permit abortion until birth for any … Continue reading

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Is it time for regional synod for U.S. church to address abuse crisis?

By Russell Shaw Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Reacting to the scandal of clergy sex abuse and cover-up 17 years ago, eight bishops offered a bold proposal. The conference of bishops, meeting in Dallas, had lately adopted a charter … Continue reading

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