Category Archives: World

LCWR award recipient embraces ‘holy chaos’ of her ministry to migrants

By Soli Salgado and Dan Stockman  Catholic News Service SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CNS) — “Holy chaos” is how Sister Norma Pimentel describes her ministry. As the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley on the U.S.-Mexico border, Sister … Continue reading

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Christ’s love gives hope to forgotten ones, cardinal says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a world where many are often marginalized and discriminated against, the message of Jesus’ love must continue to be proclaimed, a Vatican official wrote on behalf of Pope … Continue reading

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Sustainable land use urged to ease growing threats to food, water

Backgrounder By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Leading five friars in formation on an eight-week summer service program largely through Appalachia and South America, Conventual Franciscan Father Michael Lasky saw a new awareness rising in the young … Continue reading

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Vatican official: Church must be prudent judging Medjugorje apparitions

By Sarah Mac Donald  Catholic News Service KNOCK, Ireland (CNS) — Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a place of prayer, conversion and pilgrimage for millions of people, but the church must be prudent and not rush to any judgment on the alleged … Continue reading

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In Colombia, bishops, religious listen to Amazonians before synod

By Manuel Rueda  Catholic News Service BOGOTA, Colombia (CNS) — Bishops, nuns, priests and residents of the Amazon basin met in Colombia’s capital city in mid-August to prepare for a special Synod of Bishops for the Amazon this fall at … Continue reading

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Amazonians crave preservation, ‘but big money speaks louder’

Backgrounder: Last in a 13-part series By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service SANTAREM, Brazil (CNS) — For more than three decades, Juscelina Silva Batista’s life has followed the rise and fall of the Amazon River. During the rainy season, … Continue reading

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After Amazonians migrate to cities, they struggle to survive

Backgrounder: Twelfth in a 13-part series By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service MANAUS, Brazil (CNS) — On Christmas Eve of 2015, Marcia Soares’ home was bulldozed into oblivion, and with it, her dreams for the future. She and her … Continue reading

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