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Mission is to make disciples for Christ, not for one’s group, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every Christian is called to be a missionary, sharing the good news of salvation in Christ and making disciples for him, not for oneself or one’s clique of like-minded believers, … Continue reading

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Church must make ‘preferential option for the Amazon,’ bishop says

By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As tropical forests fall victim to loggers, miners and ranchers, the Catholic Church must take sides to defend the Amazon region and its people, said a bishop whose Bolivian … Continue reading

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Development proposals at synod raise questions about indigenous rights

By Barbara J. Fraser  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Proposals for Amazonian development made by well-known observers at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon could conflict with the expectations of indigenous people unless they are included in … Continue reading

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North American indigenous support Amazonian indigenous at synod

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — As the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon heard pleas to defend the rights of the region’s indigenous people and of the land they hold sacred, indigenous leaders from Canada and … Continue reading

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Inadequate formation a factor in lack of vocations, bishops say at synod

By Barbara J. Fraser  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Existing formation programs are not preparing priests and other pastoral workers to be leaders in a church with an Amazonian and indigenous face, according to bishops participating in the … Continue reading

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Pope criticizes cruelty of world marked by hunger, obesity, food waste

By Paige Hanley  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Resolving the global crises of world hunger and malnutrition demands a shift away from a distorted approach to food and toward healthier lifestyles and just economic practices, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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Pope: Evangelization must help, not hinder, people getting closer to God

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God wants everyone to be saved, which is why those who evangelize must avoid letting their prejudices get in the way of God’s plan, Pope Francis said. “An evangelizer cannot … Continue reading

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