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Making an icon is a faith journey, says Augustinian

Catholic News Service ROME — The Philadelphia-born artist priest slowly inhaled, opened his mouth wide over an unfinished icon and released a long, belly-deep breath. Augustinian...

Prayer, not strategizing, needed in crisis, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When a community is faced with crisis, persecution and trouble, it should come together in prayer for strength from...

Bavarian band, dancers celebrate pope’s birthday in apostolic palace

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 85th birthday with guests who treated him to Bavarian "oompah" music and folk dancing in...

Can business lead to holiness? Vatican handbook promotes virtue in the...

  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In an effort to help businesses stay strong and healthy, and avoid the occupational hazards of greed, overwork and...

At Holy Thursday Mass, pope criticizes dissent from teachings

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — During a Mass in which priests renew their promises of fidelity to Christ, Pope Benedict XVI firmly criticized dissent...

Pope backs effort to rid world of land mines

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI called for continued efforts to rid the world of land mines so that people could be...

Cuba makes this Good Friday a holiday

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican spokesman praised Cuba's decision to accept Pope Benedict XVI's request to make Good Friday a national holiday...

Vatican-Jewish panel calls for economic justice

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A Vatican-Jewish dialogue commission said moderation, honesty and a fair distribution of world resources are the ingredients for a...

Bishop who resigned named to Vatican panel

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a German bishop who had been accused of financial irregularities and hitting children to...

Roman Catholic roll call: Vatican says number of Catholics up, priests...

  VATICAN CITY — The number of Catholics in the world and the number of deacons, priests and bishops all increased in 2010, while the...

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