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In Amazon document, pope calls for action rooted in conversion of heart

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like so many of Pope Francis’ teachings and major documents, his apostolic exhortation on the Amazon is built on a call for conversion — a new way of seeing, thinking … Continue reading

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Pope shares his ‘dreams’ for Amazon region, its Catholic community

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he dreams of an Amazon region where the rights of the poor and indigenous are respected, local cultures are preserved, nature is protected, and the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Knights of Columbus celebrate 100 years in Rome

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Less than 40 years after its humble beginnings in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knights of Columbus was invited by Pope Benedict XV to establish a permanent presence in Rome. The Knights … Continue reading

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U.S. bishops ask pope about Amazon synod, discuss range of issues

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Talking about debates, differences and discernment, Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops that people focused on the possibility of ordaining some married men and women deacons for service in the Amazon … Continue reading

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Humility, not showing off, is the Christian way of life, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians are called to follow the same path of humiliation Jesus followed to the cross, and they should not flaunt their piety or position in the church, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Inviting neighbors to say rosary together leads to community of prayer

By Moira Cullings  Catholic News Service OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (CNS) — It was an invitation Erin Joerger never expected to receive from a neighbor: “We’re going to watch the Super Bowl and pray the rosary before. Come over.” “I kind … Continue reading

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Pope: Money from human trafficking stained with blood

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The hands of those who engage in human trafficking are stained with the blood of countless victims whose lives and dignity were sacrificed, Pope Francis said. In a video … Continue reading

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