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Nation/World

Historians’ Approval Moves Father Tolton’s Sainthood Cause Forward

By Joyce Duriga Catholic News Service CHICAGO – The canonization cause of Father Augustus Tolton received important approval from the Vatican’s historical consultants earlier this year,...

Parishes Grow Only When People Are Welcomed, Heard, Pope Says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME – After months of study and discussion, the parishes of the Diocese of Rome have recognized “a general and...

Curiosity can Lead to Dangerous Paths, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Although a healthy curiosity can lead to new discoveries, too much curiosity can open the door...

Pope asks Catholics to Pray the Rosary for Peace Each Day in May

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea...

The Making of a Documentary Examining Russian Christianity

NEW YORK (CNS) – As the house lights came down and the auditorium screen lit up, a young Rome-based filmmaker and religion journalist sat...

Even Amid Suffering, Love Highlights Value of Every Life, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Love is a miraculous force that helps the parents of sick children focus on the beauty of their children’s lives...

Restorative Justice Seen as a Critical Piece of Criminal Justice Reform

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Restorative justice should be advocated as a key element in criminal justice reform, according to participants at an...

Catholic Media Must not Fall Behind in Digital Age, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – In an age when technology is ever-evolving, Catholic news organizations must be willing to adapt to...

Selection Of Quotes From Pope’s Exhortation On Holiness

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Here is a selection of quotations from Gaudete et Exsultate (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on holiness: “I...

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...