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Success, well-being at any cost will deceive, disappoint, pope says

VATICAN CITY—Watch out for the tempting promises and easy rewards of false gods and idols because they always lead to confusion, disappointment and even death, Pope Francis said. “We are tempted to seek even fleeting comfort, which seems to fill the emptiness of solitude and ease the exertion of believing” in God, especially in times […]


Bishop Guglielmone urges prayer in Roof death sentence

CHARLESTON—Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death on Jan. 10 for killing nine black churchgoers. In closing statements before the deliberation, the unrepentant 22-year-old told jurors that “I still feel like I had to do it,” according to Associated Press reports. In a statement released by the Diocese of Charleston shortly after the […]


Pope asks for warm hearts to help homeless deal with the cold

VATICAN CITY—Looking out over St. Peter’s Square where icicles hung from usually bubbling fountains, Pope Francis prayed for the homeless. The freeze in Rome, subzero temperatures in large parts of Europe and the United States, and heavy snowfalls in many areas in early January forced the closure of roads and schools and were blamed for […]


Guard the faith, make it grow, pope tells parents at baptism

VATICAN CITY—Parents are charged with guarding the faith given to their children at baptism and helping them become true witnesses by example rather than just rules, Pope Francis said. By asking the church for faith for their children through the sacrament of baptism, Christian parents have the task of helping their children to grow so […]


Syrians who never thought they’d need help turn to Caritas in Lebanon

ZAHLE, Lebanon—Balancing boxes and bags filled with warm clothes for his family, Malak Elias Mnayeri waited for a taxi in the near-freezing temperatures outside Caritas Lebanon’s center in Zahle, close to the Syrian border. “Today I feel like a real father,” he told Catholic News Service, discussing the necessities he would take to his two […]


Maternity leave: Why the pope wants the church to be a loving mother

VATICAN CITY—Mother’s Day came early this year at the Vatican. A number of feast days over the Advent and Christmas seasons gave Pope Francis a fresh opportunity to pay homage to the world’s mothers and insist further on how and why he wants the entire church to become more maternal. But who is this archetypal […]


Pro-life groups set to travel long distances for annual March for Life

WASHINGTON—Participants in the annual March for Life always have two identical memories: the brisk January chill on the streets of the nation’s capital, and the long bus ride. For some, such as the 600 marchers affiliated with the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, the march will be a culmination of successful organizing and […]


New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred

VATICAN CITY—Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said. “That is how one builds peace, saying ‘no’  to hatred and violence — with action — and ‘yes’ to fraternity and reconciliation,” he said Jan. 1, which the church marks as the feast […]


God giving Jesus to the world is the real gift of Christmas, pope says

VATICAN CITY—While exchanging gifts for Christmas is a beautiful tradition, Pope Francis said, do not forget the one and only real gift people will ever receive is God’s gift to humanity — his son, Jesus Christ. Also be sure to thank God for the gift of employment and pray for all those who are jobless […]


Promotion, celebration of V Encuentro to begin in the diocese in January

SOUTH CAROLINA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced that the national V Encuentro will be celebrated and promoted in the Diocese of Charleston beginning in January. The four-year process of ecclesial reflection and action invites all Catholics to intense missionary activity, leadership development, and identification of the best ministerial practices. The ultimate goal is to discern ways […]


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