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Dark to light: Buried under scaffolding, Holy Stairs set for resurrection

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With large sheets of plain plywood blocking public access to the Holy Stairs, one woman lovingly touched a large color photograph of the stairs, made the sign of the cross, … Continue reading

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‘Prosperity gospel’ props up policies lacking compassion, journal says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The “prosperity gospel” that U.S. President Donald Trump and many of his advisers and followers seem to espouse does not promote solidarity for the common good, but sees God as giving … Continue reading

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A good Christian shares the Gospel, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — All Christians are called to be missionaries, concerned more with sharing the Gospel than with earning money or even with being successful at winning converts, Pope Francis said. “A baptized … Continue reading

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After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover … Continue reading

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Birth of an encyclical: Priest documents preparation of ‘Humanae Vitae’

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a “myth” that Blessed Paul VI largely set out … Continue reading

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Bishops, journalists attacked at church in Nicaragua

By David Agren  Catholic News Service COPAN, Honduras (CNS) — Nicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has … Continue reading

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God’s grace comes in unexpected, surprising ways, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God does not conform to people’s expectations, and he often presents himself and his graces in surprising ways, Pope Francis said. “God does not conform himself to preconceptions. We have … Continue reading

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