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Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid

Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Changing the words of the formula for baptism render the sacrament [...]

Weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, pope says

Weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For peace to flourish, weapons of war must be set aside, [...]

Update: Lebanons Catholic leaders seek help; heres where you can donate

Update: Lebanons Catholic leaders seek help; heres where you can donate

BEIRUT (CNS) -- As Lebanon's Catholic leaders appealed for help for their country, international and [...]

Update: Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blasts

Update: Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blasts

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- Lebanese were reeling after a massive explosion at Beirut's port destroyed [...]

Pope calls for prayers for Lebanon after deadly explosion in Beirut

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After a massive fire triggered a deadly explosion in Beirut, Pope [...]

Catholic Charities pandemic assistance totals nearly $400 million

Catholic Charities pandemic assistance totals nearly $400 million

CLEVELAND (CNS) -- Scott Milliken has seen a lot of people come through the doors [...]

Explosion in Beirut adds suffering to Lebanons dire situation

Explosion in Beirut adds suffering to Lebanons dire situation

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- Hospitals in the Lebanese capital are overwhelmed with those suffering injuries [...]

Missing Mass: Social isolation keeps elders safe but lonely

Missing Mass: Social isolation keeps elders safe but lonely

In communities around the world, the social isolation that keeps elders safe from the coronavirus [...]

Pope names U.S.-based finance executive to secretariat for the economy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named a U.S.-based executive from Spain to be [...]

Eleven Philippine dioceses suspend Masses in effort to control COVID-19

Eleven Philippine dioceses suspend Masses in effort to control COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- The Philippine government issued new orders restricting movement in an effort [...]

Vatican workers who meet public tested for COVID-19 antibodies

Vatican workers who meet public tested for COVID-19 antibodies

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Vatican employees and workers who have contact with the public are [...]

Bishops from Japan, U.S. call Catholics to work for nuclear disarmament

Bishops from Japan, U.S. call Catholics to work for nuclear disarmament

CLEVELAND (CNS) -- The path to true peace requires the world to abolish nuclear weapons, [...]

Concerns raised over restrictions long-term impact on spiritual health

Concerns raised over restrictions long-term impact on spiritual health

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone thanked priests of the archdiocese [...]

Update: German author says retired Pope Benedict is extremely frail

Update: German author says retired Pope Benedict is extremely frail

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- An author with a long and close relationship to retired Pope [...]

Pope Francis: “Dear brothers and sisters in Nicaragua, I am near you and am praying for you.”

Pope Francis: “Dear brothers and sisters in Nicaragua, I am near you and am praying for you.”

Vatican City, Aug 2, 2020 / 04:35 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis deplored a firebomb [...]

Update: Faith leaders criticize Trumps plan to reject new DACA applicants

Update: Faith leaders criticize Trumps plan to reject new DACA applicants

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Faith leaders and immigrant advocates have denounced the Trump administration's plan to [...]

Nearly one-third of Brazilian bishops sign letter critical of government

Nearly one-third of Brazilian bishops sign letter critical of government

SAO PAULO (CNS) -- The draft of a letter signed by Brazilian bishops and scheduled [...]

COVID pandemic should raise questions about faith, pope says

COVID pandemic should raise questions about faith, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Besides the immediate considerations of trying to stay healthy, to mourn [...]

Fauci calls COVID-19 a pandemic of historic proportion, like 1918s flu

Fauci calls COVID-19 a pandemic of historic proportion, like 1918s flu

PHOENIX (CNS) -- There is no denying the fact "this is a pandemic of historic [...]

Sanctuaries, shrines Catholics can visit virtually in Europe, Mideast

Sanctuaries, shrines Catholics can visit virtually in Europe, Mideast

ROME (CNS) -- Despite ongoing and unpredictable travel restrictions, there are still a number of [...]

Eucharist heals, gives strength to serve others, pope says

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

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 [...]

Priests 100-mile bike ride raises COVID-19 aid for parish — and hope

Priests 100-mile bike ride raises COVID-19 aid for parish — and hope

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Father Christopher Heanue started his morning July 27 by celebrating Mass at [...]

Update: John Hume, who helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, dies at 83

Update: John Hume, who helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, dies at 83

DUBLIN (CNS) -- Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, has hailed political leader John [...]

Citing COVID-19 economic toll, Newark closing five schools, merging three

Citing COVID-19 economic toll, Newark closing five schools, merging three

NEWARK, N.J. (CNS) -- Citing the toll COVID-19 is taking on school enrollments and finances, [...]

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