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People unwilling to be challenged by God’s mercy will grumble, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The sin of grumbling and complaining is often triggered by a desire to avoid being challenged or upset by seeing Christ’s unexpected mercy at work, Pope Francis said. The way … Continue reading

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of U.S. Christian Brother

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982. The recognition … Continue reading

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Catholic agencies closely monitor giving after clergy sex abuse shock

Updated Nov. 8. By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Leaders and fundraisers at Catholic organizations are cautiously monitoring the level of donations and gifts as the end-of-the-year giving season approaches, hoping that the clergy sexual abuse scandal … Continue reading

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People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said. In fact, the true meaning and purpose of wealth is to use it to lovingly serve others and promote human … Continue reading

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Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The world will not have peace without people having mutual trust and respecting each other’s word, the Vatican said as it announced Pope Francis’ 2019 World Peace Day message would … Continue reading

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Peacemaking begins at home by saying ‘no’ to rivalry, pope says at Mass

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — World peace must begin in individuals’ hearts and in their families by saying “no” to pride and rivalry, Pope Francis said. “When we read news about wars — think about … Continue reading

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All Souls feast is time to remember, to hope, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The Mass for the feast of All Souls is “realistic, concrete” in calling Catholics to remember the people and events of their past, to consider how they live today and to … Continue reading

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