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Texas (CNS) -- The leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, which has its headquarters in the Dallas suburb of Irving, said
they "accept and work with the new membership policy of the Boy Scouts of
America" to admit girls.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Addressing the challenges of evangelization in one of the world's
most remote areas and the
connection between faith and environmental concern, Pope Francis
announced a special
gathering of the Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Like the Catholic Church's newest saints, Christians are
called to live their faith as a love story with God who wants a relationship that is
"more than that of devoted subjects with their king," Pope Francis
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- It makes no sense to lament the
problems of hunger and forced migration if one is unwilling to address their
root causes, which are conflict and climate change, Pope Francis said.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Immediate makeshift memorials in Las
Vegas to the 58 victims killed during the Oct. 1 outdoor country music concert are being replaced by memorial services, vigils and Catholic funerals at the
victims' hometowns across the country and in Canada.
CITY (CNS) -- The church's newest saints represent a diverse group of people who
offer encouragement and hope to Christians today through their example, a
Brazilian bishop said.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Canadian authorities did not request
the extradition of a Vatican diplomat who has been charged by police in Canada
of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography, a Vatican
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Overly strict immigration laws do
not discourage migration, and more must be done to keep migrant families
together, a Vatican representative said.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- No matter how much suffering
Christians face in the world, God never forgets those who trust in and serve
him, Pope Francis told leaders of Eastern Catholic churches.
CHICAGO (CNS) -- When the relics
of St. Pio of Pietrelcina -- commonly known as Padre Pio -- stopped at two
Chicago churches, more than 19,000 people turned out to venerate them,
The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, "is,
in itself, contrary to the Gospel," Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' @Pontifex Twitter
accounts reached more than 40 million followers just a few months before the
fifth anniversary of when Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative.
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