Category Archives: Vatican

College student’s doughnut outing led to love and joining Catholic Church

By Ashleigh Kassock  Catholic News Service ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — In 1957, Sarah Wessel’s great-grandmother, Isabella Brooks, hand-stitched a wedding gown for her daughter Mary Ann Kelsey. After the wedding, the satin gown was wrapped in blue paper and placed … Continue reading

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Be servants to one another, pope tells prisoners before washing feet

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Jesus’ gesture of washing his disciples’ feet, an act once reserved to servants and slaves, is one that all Christians, especially bishops, must imitate, Pope Francis told hundreds of inmates … Continue reading

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Pope to priests: Best place to be is among the people

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just as Jesus always sought to be with the people to serve, teach and heal them, so, too, must priests always be in the midst of God’s people, “pouring ourselves … Continue reading

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Pope’s Way of Cross will shine light on women ‘crucified’ by traffickers

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Countless women and girls are being “crucified” by human traffickers, who trick them into slave labor or prostitution, and by those who seek out their services and exploit them, said … Continue reading

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Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told high school students to break their phone addiction and spend more time on real communication with others and in moments of quiet, personal reflection. Young people need … Continue reading

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Embrace the cross, trust God will triumph, pope says on Palm Sunday

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Acclaimed by the crowds and knowing he was the Messiah they sought, Jesus still chose the path of humility and self-emptying, focused only on doing God’s will, Pope Francis said … Continue reading

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Pope sends aid to flood victims in Iran

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has sent a large donation to assist tens of thousands of Iranians who lost their homes and businesses in waves of severe flooding that began in mid-March. The Dicastery for Promoting … Continue reading

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