Category Archives: Vatican

Eucharist is reminder of God’s love, call to unity, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The Eucharist is a tangible reminder of God’s love, and receiving Communion is a call to work to build the body of Christ by loving others and shunning all that sows … Continue reading

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New child protection experts graduate from Rome’s Jesuit university

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before students were presented with their diplomas in safeguarding minors, they each received a logoed mug as a memento of their time in the Center for Child Protection’s intensive program … Continue reading

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Behind hatred, violence is an unloved heart, pope says at audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Violence and hatred often are signs that a person is unhappy and feels unloved and unwanted, Pope Francis said. In today’s world, people — especially children and youths — … Continue reading

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Vatican releases online questionnaire for youth

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns … Continue reading

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Catholic social thought leaders join dicastery to promote human dignity

(Backgrounder and analysis) By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Leaders in the Vatican’s new Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development are seeking to tap the rich heritage of Catholic social thought emerging from U.S. Catholic higher education … Continue reading

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Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said. “God created the heavens and … Continue reading

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Vatican bank reports $40 million profit in 2016

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Institute for the Works of Religion, often referred to as the Vatican bank, made a profit of 36 million euros (about $40 million) in 2016, according to its annual … Continue reading

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