Category Archives: World

Pope decries ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitism

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis condemned the “barbaric resurgence” of anti-Semitism and criticized the selfish indifference that is creating the conditions for division, populism and hatred. “I will never tire of firmly condemning … Continue reading

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Germany’s synodal assembly a step to rebuilding church’s credibility

By Catholic News Service FRANKFURT, Germany (CNS) — Catholic leaders in Germany have compiled responses from lay Catholics in areas related to who holds power in the church, sexual morals, the role of priests and the place of women in church … Continue reading

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Gratitude to God should expand hearts, lead to hospitality, pope says

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every Christian should be grateful for the gift of his or her baptism, and that gratitude should draw them together to recognize that they are brothers and sisters and called to pursue holiness … Continue reading

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Hearing cites successes, undone work in protecting trafficking victims

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — On the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, a Jan. 15 hearing to celebrate the act cited numerous successes — including the passage of four subsequent … Continue reading

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Bishops visiting Holy Land get look at complexities of Gaza Strip

By Judith Sudilovsky  Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — In addition to a sense of isolation, young people in the Gaza Strip are experiencing an unemployment rate of 70 percent, and most see emigration as their only solution, said Archbishop … Continue reading

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Survivors’ group, archbishop back journalist sued by Sodalitium members

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A network of clergy abuse survivors has joined calls for an end to lawsuits against a journalist who investigated alleged sexual abuse and financial irregularities within a controversial Catholic … Continue reading

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Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, … Continue reading

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