Category Archives: World

Migrant laborers help seminarians prepare for priesthood

By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service YAKIMA, Wash. (CNS) — Seminarian John Washington was looking for a summer cultural experience as he prepared to end his academic year at Chicago’s Mundelein Seminary and he found it in an agricultural field … Continue reading

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Catholic leaders welcome PEPFAR reauthorization in Congress

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Catholic leaders applauded congressional committees for reauthorizing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, opening the door for final passage of a bill to keep the program in place for another five years. … Continue reading

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Superiors general see no reason why women shouldn’t have vote at synod

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although bishops should make up the majority of voting members at a Synod of Bishops, the fact that the body is only consultative means women should be included as full … Continue reading

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El Salvador celebrates its first saint, whose legacy continues

By David Agren  Catholic News Service SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) — Near the end of his homily at a Mass just prior to St. Oscar Romero’s canonization, Jesuit Father Jose Maria Tojeira yelled to the crowd outside the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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St. Romero’s brothers rejoice at his canonization

By Melissa Vida  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before the sun rose in Rome Oct. 14, 88-year-old Gaspar Romero and his brother, 93-year-old Tiberio Romero were at the head of the line of thousands of people waiting to … Continue reading

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For Catholics, St. Oscar Romero’s canonization a dream come true

By Melissa Vida and Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — For many pilgrims from El Salvador and for many Catholics who focus on the tie between faith and justice, waiting for the canonization of St. Oscar Romero … Continue reading

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Young people want leaders who are fathers, not Pharisees, observer says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church must be a place of justice and mercy, and its members must be catalysts for change, some young observers said at the Synod of Bishops Oct. 11. … Continue reading

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