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Nation/World

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...

Therapy Dog Brings Joy, Stress Relief to Students at Catholic School

By Mike May Catholic News Service OMAHA, Neb. – Every Wednesday morning, Bo roams the halls at Saint James-Seton School in Omaha. He’s a golden retriever/labrador...

Confessional is a Place of Forgiveness, Not Threats, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Priests must be mindful that the confessional is a place where people can find forgiveness...

Muslims (Literally) Hold Key to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JERUSALEM – Jerusalem’s most famous Christian church, shared by three denominations, is unlocked each morning by a Muslim. Since the seventh...

Lent is Time to Become Aware of False Prophets, Cold Hearts, Pope Says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the...

Sisters from Minnesota Catholic Schools Play on Separate Olympic Teams

By Matthew Davis Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) – Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete among their alumni base. Even fewer schools have...

Letter in Case of Chilean Bishop Raises New Questions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Less than a week after the Vatican announced Pope Francis was sending a trusted investigator to Chile to listen to...

African-Americans Celebrate Faith, Family, Heritage at San Diego Revival

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – In the 1930s, Christ the King Parish in a neighborhood just southeast of downtown San Diego was the “mother church”...

Homilies Must Help People Reflect, Not Nap

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Catholic priests must deliver good homilies so the “good news” of the Gospel can take root in...

Sacramento Auxiliary Named to Succeed Retiring Stockton Bishop

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, and named Auxiliary Bishop Myron...