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Birth of an encyclical: Priest documents preparation of ‘Humanae Vitae’

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a “myth” that Blessed Paul VI largely set out … Continue reading

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Bishops, journalists attacked at church in Nicaragua

By David Agren  Catholic News Service COPAN, Honduras (CNS) — Nicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has … Continue reading

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God’s grace comes in unexpected, surprising ways, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God does not conform to people’s expectations, and he often presents himself and his graces in surprising ways, Pope Francis said. “God does not conform himself to preconceptions. We have … Continue reading

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‘Sterile hypocrisy’ behind mistreatment of migrants, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Hearts that are closed to welcoming migrants and refugees are similar to those of the Pharisees, who often would preach sacrifice and following God’s law without exercising mercy to … Continue reading

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Vatican issues new document on vocation of consecrated virgins

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has released a document that establishes norms and principles for women who dedicate their lives as consecrated virgins and their place in the life of the church. … Continue reading

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Humble companions: Catholic-Anglican document sees healing in difference

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A new document driven by a fresh approach taken by the official Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue commission reflects a major development in ecumenism where difference is not cause for suspicion or … Continue reading

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Pope names new leader for Australia’s largest archdiocese

By Catholic News Service MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli as the ninth leader of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. The announcement came late June 29 in Melbourne. Archbishop Comensoli, 54, the bishop of Broken … Continue reading

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