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Nation/World

Pope names Arizona Jesuit head of Church Jurisdiction in Kyrgyzstan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named a 54-year-old Arizona-born Jesuit to be the new head of the church’s Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan....

Summer Camp Memories Inspire Engineer to Fund Uganda Education Center

COLUMBIA, S.C. (CNS) -- As a young child growing up in Dillon, South Carolina, Frank Hursey was secluded from much of the world beyond...

No Dispensation for Christmas Mass on Monday

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Although Christmas this year is the day after the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a...

Carmelite Brother Embraces Homelessness to Minister to People On Streets

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – From just looking at Brother Michael Ignatius, one wouldn’t suspect it. But the 61-year-old Carmelite is homeless. For several months,...

Pope says He Hopes President Reconsiders DACA Decision

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBIA (CNS) – Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies...

Wisconsin Woman Bypasses Teaching Career to Minister to Girls in Swaziland

  MARSHALL, Wis. (CNS) -- There aren't many women in their mid-20s who would give up a teaching career and move to a southern African...

‘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...

Murdered Nuns Recalled for Their Generosity, Service in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (CNS) – The deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill demand justice, but not revenge, Franciscan Father Greg Plata said...

Top Vatican Official Congratulates Trump, Offers Prayers

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Congratulating Donald Trump for his victory in the U.S. presidential election, the Vatican secretary of state expressed...

Colombian Youths Must Teach Elders to Forgive, to Move on

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service BOGOTA, Colombia – As Colombia strives to build a lasting peace, the country’s elders need the encouragement and insistence of...