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Nation/World

Four-year Encuentro Process Begins in the U.S.

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to...

Catholic Leaders: Pope’s Call for Mercy in Americas Reinforces Their Work

By Ezra Fieser Catholic News Service BOGOTA, Colombia  – Pope Francis' call for Catholics throughout the Americas “to treat one another with mercy" should reinforce the...

To Ignore the Poor is to Despise God, Pope says at General Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – How Christians treat the poor is the clearest demonstration of their relationship with God,...

Catholics, Muslims Urged to Look Inward First in Interreligious Efforts

MUNDELEIN, Ill. (CNS) – Taking on the issue of religious prejudice, the National Muslim and Catholic Dialogue met for the third time at University...

‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, Yearlong Observance

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – All human life must be “cherished and protected,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the...

Pope phones theologian for favor: to prepare him, Curia for Easter

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis phoned a noted Italian theologian to ask him for a “favor” to help him and Vatican officials prepare...

Maronite Patriarch, Visiting Syria, Urges Christians to hold onto Faith

TARTUS, Syria (CNS) - Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, visiting Syria, urged Christians to hold onto their faith. “Withstand with your faith and values, hold...

Archdiocese Announces Beatification Date for Oklahoma Priest

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American...

Forgiving Others Requires Help from The Holy Spirit, Pope Says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Forgiving those who have caused pain or offense is not easy, Pope Francis said. “It is a grace...

Head of Italian Bishops says new law Equates Marriage, Civil Unions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In recognizing civil unions of heterosexual and homosexual couples, the Italian government has equated those unions to marriage, said the...