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Post-hurricane partnership is rejuvenating homes, communities in Bahamas 

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama (CNS) -- In response to the most damaging storm in the modern history of the Bahamas, a regional office of Caritas International has moved forward in its two-year commitment to promote housing refurbishment and mental wellness in the islands.

Priest's pro-life, spiritual Lenten campaign aimed at Latino Catholics 

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As a new Lenten season begins, Father Jorge Obregon from Houston is encouraging young Latino Catholics to participate in a new spiritual campaign titled Life Savers.

In prepared speech, pope warns clergy on pitfalls of bitterness 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Confronting and not giving in to bitterness helps priests realize that they are not all-powerful beings but sinners who have been forgiven and called by God, Pope Francis said.

Pope skips penance service with Rome clergy due to mild cold 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis did not attend a traditional penitential service with priests of the Diocese of Rome due to a mild cold, the Vatican said.

Through their work, couple shares life, hope with people at end of theirs 

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Jim Brady can look at his wife, Amanda, and know when she's had a long day, one she might not want to discuss for another week.

Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God's love, not 'useless sermons' 

ROME (CNS) -- Ashes not only symbolize humanity's frail mortality but are also a reminder of God's infinite love of people, whom he created from dust, Pope Francis said.

Archbishop Naumann calls Senate rejection of pro-life bills 'appalling' 

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- By blocking two pro-life bills from going to the floor of the U.S. Senate for a vote, senators "failed to advance two critical human rights reforms that most Americans strongly support," the chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee said late Feb. 25.

Shut off cellphone, open Bible for Lent, pope tells faithful 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Lent is a time to remove all distractions and bitterness from one's life in order to better hear God and those who suffer silently and need help, Pope Francis said.

In Detroit, families begin to see Sundays as a day of rest, togetherness 

DETROIT (CNS) -- There's no such thing as the perfect Catholic family.

Update: Leap year's extra day has a Catholic origin 

BOSTON (CNS) -- The extra day we get approximately once every four years is a way to adapt the calendar year to the astronomical year.

Papal academy invites tech giants to support ethical guidelines for AI 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Pontifical Academy for Life has invited the leaders of Microsoft and IBM -- two of the world's leading developers of AI software -- to sign a charter calling for an ethical framework and guidelines for the field of artificial intelligence.

Pope: Christians with humility, not grand titles, are the greatest ones 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The most important members of the Catholic Church are not the ones who hold lofty titles and high positions but rather those who humbly serve others, Pope Francis said.

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