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Academy for Life encourages parents to vaccinate children

VATICAN CITY — Catholic parents should vaccinate their children for the good of their children and the community, and they can do so with...

Pope in Morocco: Highlighting Catholic-Muslim ‘dialogue of solidarity’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis wanted to go to Morocco in December to draw attention to the need for international cooperation in assisting migrants...

Pope encourages South Sudan peace process, hopes to visit

VATICAN CITY -- As the process to implement a peace accord in South Sudan continues, Pope Francis met March 16 with South Sudanese President...

Father Hans Zollner: Church must follow, accept local laws on abuse

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church must respect the law and accept court decisions regarding clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up, said Jesuit Father...

In times of crisis, church returns to basics of faith, Bishop...

ROME — In times of crisis, the Catholic Church and its faithful must return to the basics of the Christian faith, said Auxiliary Bishop...

Ancient model for modern dialogue: St. Francis in the sultan’s court

VATICAN CITY — In Catholic chronicles, St. Francis of Assisi’s meeting with the sultan of Egypt 800 years ago is enmeshed in pious legends;...

Pope Francis delivers message of Lent on Ash Wednesday: A wake-up...

ROME -- Marked with ashes, Christians set off on a Lenten journey where they strive to leave behind everything that will turn to dust...

What makes a politician Catholic? Not party affiliation, but promoting good,...

VATICAN CITY -- What makes a politician "Catholic" is not party affiliation, but dedication to promoting the common good, particularly through listening to and...

Give up gossiping for Lent, pope suggests

ROME -- Lent is a good time to concentrate on fighting the urge to gossip about others and instead trying to correct one's own...

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