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Dozens killed in protests as U.S. embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

By Judith Sudilovsky  Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — As the new United States embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem May 14, violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers. International media reported that in Gaza, at least 52 people … Continue reading

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Catholics get chance to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Church doesn’t often add new celebrations to its pretty full liturgical calendar, but this year’s new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church on May 21, has Catholics gearing … Continue reading

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Theologians call for regular consultation of laity in church decisions

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church needs to seek the input, commitment and talents of all of its members if it is to be truly catholic and to evangelize effectively, said a new … Continue reading

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Tragedies and blessings have taught Roma Downey to ‘seize the moment’

By Greg Erlandson  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — One of Roma Downey’s life lessons came from her mother’s cabinet full of broken china. The well-known actress and producer of three popular biblical movies recounts an experience growing up in … Continue reading

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Survivors hope pope will act against ‘epidemic’ of abuse in the church

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Three Chilean abuse survivors who met with Pope Francis said his apology to them must be accompanied by concrete actions, not only against those who commit sexual abuse, but against … Continue reading

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World’s best high jumper has low-profile meeting with pope

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite holding the world record in the high jump, Javier Sotomayor kept his feet on the ground and didn’t try to clear the waist-high wooden barricade between him and Pope … Continue reading

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Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After private meetings with Pope Francis, three survivors of clergy sexual abuse from Chile said they felt they had been heard and were hopeful for changes in the way … Continue reading

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