Category Archives: World

Is China’s targeting of Catholics pushback from low-level party officials?

Backgrounder. By Michael Sainsbury  Catholic News Service BANGKOK (CNS) — Although China and the Vatican signed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops in September, persecution of Chinese Catholics continues. Some believe there is considerable pushback against the Vatican-China … Continue reading

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Archival find at Catholic U. leads to Kristallnacht remembrance

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jews worldwide will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. In a direct German translation, it means “Crystal Night,” but it is more commonly thought of as “Night of Broken Glass,” as … Continue reading

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Priest uses his mother’s sauce to help the needy, evangelize

By Katie Rutter Catholic News Service LEXINGTON, Ky. (CNS) — When Father Jim Sichko recalls Tuesdays during his childhood in Orange, Texas, he can almost smell the aroma of his mother’s homemade tomato sauce wafting through their home. Marie Ceraso … 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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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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