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Cardinal tells COP24 climate needs present ‘challenge of civilization’

By Jonathan Luxmoore  Catholic News Service The Vatican challenged countries gathered for the 24th U.N. Climate Change Conference to focus on the needs of the present and the future as it worked to take swift action. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican … Continue reading

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Ethicist: Gene-editing human embryos ‘a train wreck of a thing to do’

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The revelation in late November that a Chinese researcher had edited genes in human embryos and then implanted them in a woman was “a train wreck of a thing to do,” … Continue reading

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In response to global warming, the idea of personal sacrifice resurfaces

Backgrounder. By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A major scientific report by 13 federal agencies that concludes that climate change poses dire economic consequences to the United States and already is affecting the well being of people … Continue reading

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Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — It is not easy living with cancer, but there is always some kind of victory that awaits each person on the horizon, Pope Francis told young oncology patients from Poland. … Continue reading

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Visitors are most important things about shrine, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People who visit Catholic shrines must find a place of warmth and welcome, as well as good priests who enjoy being with and listening to the faithful, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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English bishop says miracle of U.S. woman could make Newman a saint

By Simon Caldwell  Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Catholic bishops have expressed hope that Pope Francis will canonize Blessed John Henry Newman in 2019 after Vatican medics said the inexplicable healing of a U.S. mother was a miracle … Continue reading

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Catholic groups pledge to make church’s voice heard at climate conference

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — As government delegations from across the globe prepare for a Dec. 2-14 U.N. conference on climate change, Catholic organizations are pledging to make the church’s voice heard. CIDSE, a network … Continue reading

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