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Communion comes from faith in Christ, U.S. archbishop says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The traditional visit of bishops to Rome to report on their dioceses is about more than just keeping things in order; rather, it is a manifestation of their communion … Continue reading

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Pope names Cardinal Tagle to lead evangelization congregation

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a move that may signal Pope Francis’ plan for the reform of the Roman Curia is close to completion, the pope has named Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception is feast of hope for sinners, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mary, conceived without sin, is a “masterpiece” who reflects “the beauty of God who is all love, grace and self-giving,” Pope Francis said on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. … Continue reading

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Call me ‘Father’: Pope’s priestly vocation is his favorite gift

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In Caravaggio’s painting of Matthew, the sinful tax collector being called by Jesus to “Follow me,” Pope Francis sees the same unexpected, grace-filled moment found in his own call to … Continue reading

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Pope says he is ‘scandalized’ by anti-migrant rhetoric

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told Jesuits in Thailand he was “scandalized” by some of the anti-migrant rhetoric he hears in Europe, and he is convinced people are being manipulated into thinking the … Continue reading

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Rise in populism due to lack of listening, dialogue, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Ignoring the reality lived by men and women today has caused a resurgence of old ideologies, such as populism, that inevitably do more harm than good, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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Vatican unveils Nativity scene, lights Christmas tree

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican unveiled the Nativity scene and lit the Christmas tree with energy-saving lights in St. Peter’s Square during a late afternoon ceremony Dec. 5. The 85-foot-tall spruce tree came … Continue reading

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