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Pope Francis calls on Catholics to study Vatican II before Holy...

VATICAN CITY — Before celebrating the Holy Year 2025, Pope Francis is asking Catholics around the world to dedicate time in 2023 to studying...

Promoting the Catholic identity aspect of Catholic education ‘requires a commitment...

VATICAN CITY -- Holding together the obligation to protect and promote the Catholic identity of Catholic schools while reaching out to a broader community...

Muslims and Catholics: ‘We believe in the same God’

In the woods of southern Indiana at a Catholic youth summer camp, teenagers prepared themselves to pray after a day of canoeing and rope...

The ‘journey of friendship’ between Catholics and Jews

On June 13, 1960, French historian Jules Isaac arrived at the Vatican for a private audience with St. John XXIII. The octogenarian Jewish professor...

‘Redeemer of man,’ the vision and agenda of St. John Paul...

"Redemptor Hominis" ("The Redeemer of Man," 1979), the first of 14 encyclical letters issued by St. John Paul II (1978–2005), lays out the vision...

Series on the Mass: Proclaiming the word of God — A...

I began my service as a lector in 1965 when I was 12 years old. Only a few months before (on Nov. 29, 1964),...

Remains of St. John XXIII begin pilgrimage in his home diocese

BERGAMO, Italy (CNS) -- Accompanied by Bishop Francesco Beschi of Bergamo and escorted by both Italian and Vatican police officers, the glass coffin containing...

Authenticating and protecting relics: The new Vatican instruction

The significance of relics in the church is well crystallized by the Gospel story of the woman desperate to stop her bleeding who approached...

Villanova conference examines how Pope Francis charts church’s path

PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis’ five-year pontificate has not only had a broad impact on the Catholic Church, but it has also had widespread implications...

Blessed Pope Paul VI to be canonized at close of synod,...

Catholic News Service ROME   -- Blessed Paul VI will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops...

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