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  • Ambiguities about Serra should not discount sainthood, panelists say

    Apr 24, 2015 1:20

    Ambiguities about Serra should not discount sainthood, panelists say

    (CNS) Although the upcoming canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra has stirred mixed reaction, a group of panelists April 22 said the ambiguities around the friar should not discount the good work he did or the positive dialogue and reconciliation that […]

     
  • Catholics say final farewell to Chicago’s Cardinal George

    Apr 24, 2015 1:06

    Catholics say final farewell to Chicago’s Cardinal George

    (AP) Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to the man who led the nation’s third-largest archdiocese and was known as a vigorous defender of Roman […]

     
  • Pope Francis to promote climate action as moral imperative

    Apr 23, 2015 2:44

    Pope Francis to promote climate action as moral imperative

    (USA Today) As the world celebrates Earth Day on Wednesday, Pope Francis is planning to use one of the highest forms of papal expression — an encyclical — to promote climate action to save the planet as a moral and […]

     
  • Pope Francis, UN Chief to Meet Next Week on Migrant Crisis

    Apr 23, 2015 2:41

    Pope Francis, UN Chief to Meet Next Week on Migrant Crisis

    (AP) The U.N. secretary-general is urging European leaders to act swiftly to address the growing migrant crisis during their emergency summit Thursday, and he says he will discuss the issue in his audience with Pope Francis next week. Ban Ki-moon’s […]

     
  • Obama won’t repeat statement about genocide that Pope Francis made

    Apr 22, 2015 3:58

    Obama won’t repeat statement about genocide that Pope Francis made

    (AP) President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term […]

     
  • Vatican accepts resignation of US bishop convicted of sex abuse coverup

    Apr 22, 2015 3:35

    Vatican accepts resignation of US bishop convicted of sex abuse coverup

    (Washington Post) The Vatican on Tuesday announced the resignation of a Kansas City, Mo., bishop who was convicted of a sex abuse coverup but remained in office – a fact that particularly horrified abuse survivors and their advocates. Bishop Robert […]