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Decline in confession called harmful to churchs mission to spread Gospel

Decline in confession called harmful to churchs mission to spread Gospel

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- With COVID restrictions lifting, pastors looking to welcome faithful back should rethink [...]

Pope: Migrants seeking new life end up instead in hell of detention

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Decrying the unimaginable "hell" migrants experience in detention centers, Pope Francis [...]

Trump expected to refile paperwork soon in his effort to end DACA

Trump expected to refile paperwork soon in his effort to end DACA

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Donald Trump is expected to refile paperwork during the second week [...]

Christian clergy: Israels West Bank plans could be catastrophic

Christian clergy: Israels West Bank plans could be catastrophic

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- The threatened Israeli annexation of territory in the West Bank and the [...]

Vatican task force calls for an end to arms production

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Human health, peace, security and progress would be better served with [...]

As cases of virus spike in Arizona, Tucson bishop suspends public worship

As cases of virus spike in Arizona, Tucson bishop suspends public worship

TUCSON, Ariz. (CNS) -- Tucson Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger announced July 1 that state health [...]

Faith leaders ask Congress to boost overseas pandemic aid

Faith leaders ask Congress to boost overseas pandemic aid

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Three dozen faith-based organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, have asked Congress to [...]

At Angelus, pope backs U.N. resolution calling for global cease-fire

At Angelus, pope backs U.N. resolution calling for global cease-fire

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis praised the United Nations' adoption of a global cease-fire [...]

Pope Francis Names New Apostolic Nuncio To Great Britain

Pope Francis Names New Apostolic Nuncio To Great Britain

By Vatican News Pope Francis has named Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti as Apostolic Nuncio in Great Britain. Since [...]

Cardinal Zen says hes prepared for arrest under Hong Kong security law

Cardinal Zen says hes prepared for arrest under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG (CNS) -- Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has said that while he will remain [...]

U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break [...]

Pope at pallium Mass: World needs to pray more, complain less

Pope at pallium Mass: World needs to pray more, complain less

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Some people always will want to destroy unity and stifle prophets, [...]

God listens to everybody — sinner, saint, victim, killer, pope says

God listens to everybody — sinner, saint, victim, killer, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Everyone lives a life that is often inconsistent or a "contradiction" [...]

Black Catholic spirituality a force in fight against racism, say pastors

Black Catholic spirituality a force in fight against racism, say pastors

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Two Black Catholic pastors in Philadelphia say their parishes are drawing strength [...]

CHA head urges Trump not to pull U.S. out of World Health Organization

CHA head urges Trump not to pull U.S. out of World Health Organization

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The head of the Catholic Health Association has urged President Donald Trump [...]

Pandemic showed just how much people need each other, pope says

Pandemic showed just how much people need each other, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- During the darkest, most deadly days of the COVID-19 pandemic in [...]

Police Appeal For Return Of Stolen Tabernacle Containing The Eucharist

Police Appeal For Return Of Stolen Tabernacle Containing The  Eucharist

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 18, 2020 / 02:18 pm MT (CNA).- Police are appealing to [...]

Update: High court rules against Trump administrations plan to end DACA

Update: High court rules against Trump administrations plan to end DACA

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In one of the most anticipated cases of the term, the Supreme [...]

Vatican urges Catholics to drop investments in fossil fuels, arms

Vatican urges Catholics to drop investments in fossil fuels, arms

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican urged Catholics on Thursday to disinvest from the armaments [...]

Christians called to intercede for, not condemn, others, pope says

Christians called to intercede for, not condemn, others, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- True believers do not condemn people for their sins or shortcomings [...]

Eucharist heals, gives strength to serve others, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Eucharist heals people of their wounds, emptiness and sadness, and [...]

All Catholics must speak out for equality, against racism, say leaders

All Catholics must speak out for equality, against racism, say leaders

DETROIT (CNS) -- When a black man is just a boy, his parents will likely [...]

Longing for Communion can be exercise in spiritual growth, Jesuit says

Longing for Communion can be exercise in spiritual growth, Jesuit says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Being unable to receive the Eucharist is a form of sacrifice, [...]

Maintain routine, stay connected and rely on prayer, counselor advises

Maintain routine, stay connected and rely on prayer, counselor advises

ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- With the rapid changes brought on by COVID-19, there is an [...]

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Pope Offers Spiritual Communion Prayer

Pope Offers Spiritual Communion Prayer

As more Catholics around the world find themselves unable to receive the Eucharist due to [...]

If you cant go to confession, take your sorrow directly to God, pope says

If you cant go to confession, take your sorrow directly to God, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown [...]

Update: U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

Update: U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Two U.S. bishops said they welcomed the Supreme Court's 7-2 ruling July [...]

Update: Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

Update: Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a 7-2 decision July 8, the Supreme Court upheld regulations by the [...]

Update: Pope Francis appoints Florida pastor to head Savannah Diocese

Update: Pope Francis appoints Florida pastor to head Savannah Diocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has appointed Father Stephen D. Parkes, a pastor in the [...]

Catholic schools have right to fire teachers, Supreme Court says

Catholic schools have right to fire teachers, Supreme Court says

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a 7-2 ruling July 8, the Supreme Court said the California [...]

Update: Retired Pope Benedict follows his brothers funeral virtually

Update: Retired Pope Benedict follows his brothers funeral virtually

REGENSBURG, Germany (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI followed the funeral of his brother, Georg [...]

Retired Pope Benedict follows his brothers funeral virtually

Retired Pope Benedict follows his brothers funeral virtually

REGENSBURG, Germany (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI followed the funeral of his brother, Georg [...]

Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a 7-2 ruling July 8, the Supreme Court ruled in favor [...]

Pope Francis appoints Florida pastor to head Savannah Diocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has appointed Father Stephen D. Parkes, a pastor in the [...]

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