Category Archives: Vatican

Catechism revision adds impetus in death penalty abolition fight

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Changes in law and public opinion have had their role to play in the quest to end capital punishment in the United States, but Catholic teaching also has played a part, … Continue reading

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Education key to solving migration crisis, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the celebration of Christmas draws near, the plight of the Holy Family calls to mind the sufferings of the many men, women and children escaping war and persecution, … Continue reading

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Ignoring reality of abuse, resisting responsibility must end, says Jesuit

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Anyone who still believes the abuse crisis is an “American” or “Western” problem must become properly informed, face reality and realize problems may be hidden and explode in the future, … Continue reading

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Itinerant papal preacher: Capuchin will lead U.S. bishops’ retreat

Updated By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For more than 38 years, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa has preached to the pope and top officials of the Roman Curia. In early January, he will lead the weeklong … Continue reading

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With a mother’s heart, Mary raises up the abandoned, pope says at Mass

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just as she did hundreds of years ago from a small hill in Tepeyac, Mexico, Mary accompanies the downtrodden and the lowly like a mother caring for her children. … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to ask for things from God in prayer, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — No one should be afraid to turn to God with prayer, especially in times of great doubt, suffering and need, Pope Francis said. Jesus does not want people to become … Continue reading

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Consolation comes even in martyrdom, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God sends his consolation to those in need of reassurance, even when they are facing death, Pope Francis said. Just like the early Christian martyrs, who sang as they … Continue reading

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