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Indigenous culture can enrich liturgy, bishop says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Proposals at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon for indigenous- or Amazonian-rite ceremonies are meant to enhance and enrich the liturgy with cultural signs and gestures, not change … Continue reading

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U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a “referendum” on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the sacramental life and formation of the people … Continue reading

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Jesus does not tolerate hypocrisy, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus enjoys unmasking hypocrisy, which is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said. Christians, in fact, must learn to avoid hypocrisy by scrutinizing and acknowledging their own personal faults, … Continue reading

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Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as church elder

By Barbara J. Fraser  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Anitalia Pijachi, an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Leticia, Colombia, came to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon bringing a message from the elders of her … Continue reading

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Vatican security chief resigns following leak of internal document

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Domenico Giani, head of the Vatican police, nearly two weeks after an internal security notice was leaked to the Italian press. The Vatican … Continue reading

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Divine intervention: Papal tweet of support for ‘Saints’ goes viral

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A hashtag mix-up caused a papal tweet meant to give thanks for the Catholic Church’s newest saints to be read as Pope Francis showing support for the New Orleans … Continue reading

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Kindly lights in gloomy world: Pope declares five new saints

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saints are people who recognized their need for God’s help, who took risks to discover God’s will and to help others and who nurtured a habit of thanksgiving, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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