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Cardinal: Fatima seers are holy because of virtue, not visions

VATICAN CITY—As extraordinary as the apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago were, the sanctity of the shepherd children did not hinge on their having seen Mary, a cardinal said. “The apparition of the Virgin Mary was an occasion, but it has nothing to do with or has not influenced the reason” Blesseds Francisco […]


Faith inspires artist to feature homeless in portraits of compassion

SHORELINE, Wash.—Among Mary Larson’s Shoreline living-room pictures is a small photo of a man with furrowed eyebrows and a full white beard. His name is James, but when Larson knew him, he was better known as “The Professor.” The two met in 1995 when Larson was a volunteer nurse at Christ House in Washington, D.C., […]


Terror attacks in Egypt won’t deter pope’s visit for peace

VATICAN CITY—Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt. “The pope’s trip to Egypt proceeds as scheduled,” Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman, told Catholic News Service by email April 10. The pope is scheduled to meet governmental and interfaith leaders during an April 28-29 […]


Pope: Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy

VATICAN CITY—The defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees must come before any other question when enacting migration policies, Pope Francis said. “The defense of human beings knows no limits,” the pope said in an interview with the journal of the Department for Civil Liberties and Immigration of the Italian […]


Pro-life, religious freedom leaders cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Pro-life and religious freedom advocates cheered the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch on Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court, filling an almost 14 month-long vacancy. “As Catholics, we welcome the confirmation of a judge whose record adheres to the Constitutional right to free exercise of religion without government bullying and whose scholarship […]


Teen pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit

PHILADELPHIA—A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty April 3 of plotting an attack on Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015 during the World Meeting of Families. Santos Colon Jr., 17, of Lindenwold in Camden County, pleaded guilty in a New Jersey federal court to one count of attempting to provide material support […]


Catholic leaders in Syria criticize U.S. missile strikes

WASHINGTON—Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported April 4. But U.S. President Donald Trump said Syrian President Bashar Assad “launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians” and “choked out the lives of helpless […]


Vatican approves Fatima feast day for Traditional Latin Mass

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican office which governs the use of the extraordinary form of the Roman rite has given priests permission to say a special Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Fatima this year, noting the importance of the apparition’s centenary. In an April 5 decree, the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei gave permission for […]


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Pope, U.S. bishops horrified by massacre in Syria

CNS video/Tyler Orsburn: Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops denounce Syria’s chemical warfare, calling the most recent chemical attack that killed at least 70 people on April 4 horrifying. VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead. “We are horrified by […]


Pope encourages kindness, even to one’s enemies

VATICAN CITY—Hope cannot remain hidden within but must break free to overcome vengeful, mafia-like mentalities with mercy and humility, Pope Francis said. Christians must give witness to hope through their lives as Jesus did and make room for him in their hearts to fight evil by doing good to others, even their enemies, the pope […]


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