Category Archives: World

No date yet for Blessed Romero canonization, archbishop says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — While documentation regarding an alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero is being studied at the Vatican, there is no date scheduled for his canonization, the archbishop … Continue reading

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With new website, Franciscans opt for their own ‘hip-hop’ style

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The head of the Franciscans hopes the order’s new website will have a certain “hip-hop” style — being very modern or “hip” and inspiring people to move, act or “hop.” Franciscan … Continue reading

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London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

By Catholic News Service LONDON (CNS) — Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded. “Yesterday’s attacks in Westminster have … Continue reading

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Church leaders: Restoration on Jesus’ tomb signals new cooperation

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule — the traditional site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection — was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony led by representatives of the … Continue reading

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U.S. Catholics asked to accompany migrants, refugees seeking better life

(Updated 11:10 a.m. ET) By Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can “to accompany migrants and refugees who seek … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland political leader Martin McGuinness dies at 66

By Michael Kelly Catholic News Service DUBLIN (CNS) — Martin McGuinness, 66, who went from being a paramilitary leader to laying the foundations for peace in Northern Ireland, died March 21. McGuinness was diagnosed with a rare heart condition in … Continue reading

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Vatican releases pope’s schedule for Fatima visit

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating the 100th anniversary of apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Francis will lead the evening recitation of rosary and celebrate Mass on the anniversary at the Shrine … Continue reading

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