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‘Sand Nativity’ scene to display in St. Peter’s Square

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although sand castles and sculptures usually conjure up images of hot summers on the beach, the Vatican will unveil a massive Nativity scene made entirely of sand during the … Continue reading

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People must choose: path toward holiness or nothing, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saints are not just the well-known men, women and young people on the liturgical calendar, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints. They include simple people “from next … Continue reading

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Fidelity is for every vocation, not just marriage, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Sixth Commandment’s mandate against adultery is a call to fidelity that applies not only to married couples, but to all Christians called to love others through their vocation, … Continue reading

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Synod’s words on ‘synodal’ church puzzle some people

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Synodality,” a key concept of Pope Francis’ papacy, was used repeatedly in the final document of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocation discernment. In simple … Continue reading

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Update: Former nuncio to U.S. heard rumors of McCarrick misconduct in 1994

By Robert Duncan Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A former nuncio to the United States acknowledged hearing rumors about the sexual misconduct of Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick already in 1994. Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan, who served as pro-nuncio to … Continue reading

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Catholic groups urge humane treatment of migrants headed to border

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As a group from Central America heads to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration is said to be getting ready to send troops to meet them and … Continue reading

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Pope apologizes to young people who have felt ignored by the church

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Speaking on behalf of all adult Catholics, Pope Francis formally closed the Synod of Bishops by asking young people for forgiveness. “Forgive us if often we have not listened to … Continue reading

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