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Pope reconfirms Canadian cardinal to lead bishops’ congregation

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Nine months after his election, Pope Francis has reconfirmed Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet as prefect of the Congregation for...

Christmas lights reflect truth that Christ is light of world, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The lights glowing on the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square, like Christmas lights everywhere, are reminders that Jesus...

Morning homily: Constant criticism of preachers is usually sign of fear,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christians who find something to criticize in every preacher they ever hear are not simply fussy, Pope Francis said,...

Moneyval and the Vatican: Experts praise new laws, but want inspection...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — European experts on preventing financial crimes praised a series of new Vatican laws and procedures but urged the Vatican...

Morning homily: Be silent, to hear God’s love and tenderness, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — If silence is not one of the sounds associated with Christmas preparations, chances are people will miss an experience...

Pope asks people of Americas to embrace poor, immigrants, unborn as...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis prayed that Catholics throughout the Americas would open their arms to the poor, to immigrants, to the...

Ukraine protest is spiritual movement, bishop says

Catholic News Service ROME — When Ukrainian Catholic Bishop Borys Gudziak addressed the crowds in Kiev's Independence Square Dec. 8, he focused on the youth...

European panel sees Vatican making progress fighting financial crime

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A European body that investigates government efforts to combat financial crimes has confirmed the Vatican has made significant progress...

Morning homily: A life built on Christ is guarantee against hypocrisy,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — People can say things that sound Christian and call themselves Christian as they tell others what to do, but...

Pope asks prayers for kidnapped nuns, others abducted in Syria

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide to pray for five Orthodox nuns who were kidnapped in Syria and for...

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