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Diocesan phase of Fatima visionary’s sainthood cause completed

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Diocese of Coimbra concluded its phase of the sainthood cause of Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in … Continue reading

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Vatican canon law official explains provisions of ‘Amoris Laetitia’

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The provisions of “Amoris Laetitia” allow people in irregular marriage situations access to the sacraments only if they recognize their situation is sinful and desire to change it, according to … Continue reading

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Be Christians of substance, not appearance, pope says at Angelus

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Obeying the true spirit of the commandments and not just a literal interpretation of them is what makes Christians become authentic witnesses, Pope Francis said. As seen through Mary’s … Continue reading

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Pope praises abuse survivor for breaking silence

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The sexual abuse of children by those who have vowed to serve Christ and the church is a horrendous monstrosity that represents “a diabolical sacrifice” of innocent, defenseless lives, Pope … Continue reading

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Pope names envoy to study pastoral care of faithful in Medjugorje

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Without commenting on the authenticity of alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Pope Francis has appointed a Polish archbishop to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and the thousands … Continue reading

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Health care is not a business, but a service to life, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A nation’s health-care system cannot be run simply as a business because human lives are at stake, Pope Francis said. “If there is a sector in which the ‘throwaway culture’ … Continue reading

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Don’t dialogue with the devil, pope says at Mass

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Satan is a liar and a cheat who promises people everything then leaves them with nothing, Pope Francis said at his early morning Mass. In his homily Feb. 10, Pope … Continue reading

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