Category Archives: Vatican

Priesthood is a gift, not a job, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Being a priest is not a job or fulfilling an employment contract but is a gift from God that should be contemplated and treasured as such, Pope Francis said. Those … Continue reading

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Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God’s project, Pope Francis said. Continuing his series of audience talks about the Acts … 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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U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and Vatican officials the joyful experiences and valuable recommendations that came out of last year’s … Continue reading

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Life without parole is not a solution to crime, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Sentencing someone to life in prison without the possibility of parole is “not the solution to problems, but a problem to solve,” Pope Francis told Italian prison guards, prison chaplains … Continue reading

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Pope urges Eastern Catholic bishops to promote ecumenism

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praising the fidelity of Eastern Catholics, Pope Francis also urged them to be more active in the search for Christian unity, especially unity with their Orthodox counterparts. In heaven, he … Continue reading

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Irish abuse survivor disappointed with global reforms, accountability

By Christopher Gunty  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Clergy sexual abuse survivor Marie Collins kicked off a five-city U.S. speaking tour on “The Catholic Tipping Point” in Baltimore Sept. 10, noting that she is disappointed with the results of … Continue reading

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