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No date yet for Blessed Romero canonization, archbishop says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — While documentation regarding an alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero is being studied at the Vatican, there is no date scheduled for his canonization, the archbishop … Continue reading

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Top Vatican officials attend child protection seminar

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — There is absolutely no excuse for not implementing concrete measures to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse, said Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston. “Let there be no doubt … Continue reading

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Pope recognizes miracle attributed to Fatima visionaries

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, thus paving … Continue reading

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Hardened hearts can turn believers into atheists, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Not listening to God’s voice can distance Christians from him and lead them instead to seek solace in worldly idols that offer only doubt and confusion, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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World needs those who can bring God’s hope, consolation, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christian hope is built on patiently enduring everything life brings and knowing how to see God’s presence and love everywhere, Pope Francis said. God “never tires of loving us” as … Continue reading

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Famine, worsened by war, threatens South Sudanese, official says

(Updated March 22) By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Some 5 million people in South Sudan — half of its total population — are on the brink of starvation and a quarter of a million children … Continue reading

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Don’t treat confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry cleaners where one goes to remove the occasional stain, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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