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Saint Grandma? Pope Cites the Famous and the ‘Saint Next Door’

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Naturally in a document on the Christian call to holiness, Pope Francis cited a heavenly host of...

‘Seamless Garment’ Revisited: Pope Insists All Life Deserves Defense

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – When Pope Francis insisted that the lives of the unborn and of the poor are “equally sacred,” he was not...

Pope Appoints New Auxiliary Bishop for Archdiocese of San Francisco

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Pope Francis has appointed Dominican Father Robert F. Christian as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Bishop-designate Christian, 69,...

Leave Mass With a Greater Desire to Give Christian Witness, Pope Says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The final words at Mass – “Go in peace” – are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God’s blessings through...

Five Years a Pope: Francis’ Focus has Been on Outreach

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope just a few days after telling the College of Cardinals...

Winner of College’s Peace Award Buoyed by Activism of Parkland Students

DE PERE, Wis. (CNS) – Harry Boyte sees democracy in crisis, but he’s hopeful that’s about to change. He finds that American society and...

It Takes More than One ‘Our Father’ to Ask for God’s Help, Pope Says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Praying for God’s intercession takes courage, dogged persistence and patience, said Pope Francis. “If I want the Lord...

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...

Vatican Official Urges Support for Mideast Christians on Good Friday

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Christians in the Middle East, particularly those who have been forced from their homes by violence and persecution, need the...

Miracles Attributed to Blessed Pope Paul VI, Oscar Romero Clear Way for Sainthood

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero. At a...