Category Archives: Vatican

Appeals court upholds Cardinal Pell conviction on abuse charges

Updated Aug. 21 By Catholic News Service MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) — An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than two decades ago. A three-judge panel of the Appeals … Continue reading

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Christ’s love gives hope to forgotten ones, cardinal says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a world where many are often marginalized and discriminated against, the message of Jesus’ love must continue to be proclaimed, a Vatican official wrote on behalf of Pope … Continue reading

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Vatican official: Church must be prudent judging Medjugorje apparitions

By Sarah Mac Donald  Catholic News Service KNOCK, Ireland (CNS) — Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a place of prayer, conversion and pilgrimage for millions of people, but the church must be prudent and not rush to any judgment on the alleged … Continue reading

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Assumption feast invites people to look to heaven with hope, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mary’s assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and instead be drawn to God and his greatness, Pope … Continue reading

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Storm warning: Quiet summer days risk flash controversies

Backgrounder and analysis. By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A normally quiet month was surprisingly struck by a brief, but intense summer squall at the end of July. Questions and controversy, accusations and explanations blew through … Continue reading

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Amazonians crave preservation, ‘but big money speaks louder’

Backgrounder: Last in a 13-part series By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service SANTAREM, Brazil (CNS) — For more than three decades, Juscelina Silva Batista’s life has followed the rise and fall of the Amazon River. During the rainy season, … Continue reading

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After Amazonians migrate to cities, they struggle to survive

Backgrounder: Twelfth in a 13-part series By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service MANAUS, Brazil (CNS) — On Christmas Eve of 2015, Marcia Soares’ home was bulldozed into oblivion, and with it, her dreams for the future. She and her … Continue reading

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