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Pope says pastors must serve, not use laypeople

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Clericalism is a danger to the Catholic Church not only because on [...]

Why You Should Read ‘The Great Divorce,’ by CS Lewis

Why You Should Read ‘The Great Divorce,’ by CS Lewis

In my capacity as regional bishop of the Santa Barbara pastoral region, which covers two [...]

Text of Pope’s Letter to Pontifical Commission for Latin America

Text of Pope’s Letter to Pontifical Commission for Latin America

 Last March 4, Pope Francis received in audience the participants in the Plenary Assembly of the [...]

Bishop Named for Springfield, Missouri

Bishop Named for Springfield, Missouri

Pope Francis has named Bishop Edward M. Rice, 55, as bishop of the Diocese of [...]

US Bishops File Amicus Brief in Missouri Religious Discrimination Case

US Bishops File Amicus Brief in Missouri Religious Discrimination Case

On April 21, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Missouri Catholic Conference, and [...]

Patriarch of Jerusalem: Can a Gazan Child Ever Grow Up to Be Healthy?

Patriarch of Jerusalem: Can a Gazan Child Ever Grow Up to Be Healthy?

A touching testimony full of hope was given earlier this month by the Latin Patriarch [...]

Pope: We All Enter the Church as Laypeople

Pope: We All Enter the Church as Laypeople

Pope Francis is warning against clericalism, reminding priests and consecrated that no one is baptized [...]

U.S. teens say faith strengthened at youth celebration in Rome

U.S. teens say faith strengthened at youth celebration in Rome

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Sharing and celebrating the joy of faith with thousands of Catholic teenagers [...]

Catholic agencies begin work of rebuilding after Ecuador quake

Catholic agencies begin work of rebuilding after Ecuador quake

QUITO, Ecuador (CNS) -- Catholic agencies are beginning to build temporary shelters for thousands of families in [...]

Pope names Camaguey archbishop, who helped rebuild church, to Havana

Pope names Camaguey archbishop, who helped rebuild church, to Havana

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis named Archbishop Juan Garcia Rodriguez, who has worked quietly to [...]

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