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Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June

Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has announced that he would make 14 new cardinals on June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner; the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church; and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.      &#...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Encuentro themes focus on families, youth

Editor’s note – The Diocese of Evansville has been involved in the National Fifth Encuentro process for the past 18 months. Bishop Joseph M. Siegel has filed the report on the diocesan effort with Region VII (the Evansville diocese is in Region VII), and diocesan staff anf lay faithful...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pope moves 12 sainthood causes ahead

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has issued decrees recognizing that 12 candidates for sainthood, including U.S. Sacred Heart Brother Norbert McAuliffe, lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.             The decrees, promulgated by...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Runaway slave-turned-priest moves closer to sainthood

Runaway slave-turned-priest moves closer to sainthood Chicago, Ill. (CNA/EWTN News) - The first African American priest in the U.S. could become the country’s first African American saint as his cause for canonization has taken another step forward.   A document summarizing the life, virtue, and alleged miracles of Servant of God Father Aug...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Reborn in baptism, Christians are called to live like Christ, pope says

Reborn in baptism, Christians are called to live like Christ, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The baptismal font is a tomb in which a person dies to sin, and it is a womb through which a person is born to new life in Christ, Pope Francis said.    "Just as our parents generated us to earthly life, the church has regenerated us to eternal life through bapt...
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Be inspired by Mary, Christ's first lay disciple, pope tells laypeople

Be inspired by Mary, Christ's first lay disciple, pope tells laypeople VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- During a quick morning visit to Tuscany, Pope Francis praised two lay communities there that are dedicated to living out the Gospel values of reciprocal love and cooperation.    Meeting families and children who live a communal way of life in Nomadelfia, near Gr...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pope: Heaven is an encounter with Jesus, not a boring waiting room

Pope: Heaven is an encounter with Jesus, not a boring waiting room VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Heaven is not an eternally dull existence but rather the completion of a journey toward a promised encounter with the Lord, Pope Francis said.     Although Christians may know full well that their goal is to go to heaven, "we begin to slip" when asked, "What is...
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Friday, April 27, 2018

Pope leads prayers for inter-Korean summit

Pope leads prayers for inter-Korean summit VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in prayers for the success of the inter-Korean summit, scheduled for April 27.    South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, are scheduled to meet in Panmunjom, a village i...
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Friday, April 27, 2018

Voters organize around local concerns as 2018 election approaches

Voters organize around local concerns as 2018 election approaches WASHINGTON (CNS) -- With widespread interest in this fall's congressional and state legislative elections, local congregations and grass-roots organizations are moving beyond traditional voter registration campaigns to engage voters in the electoral process.    The efforts are geared...
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Friday, April 27, 2018

St. Grandma? Pope cites the famous and the 'saint next door'

St. Grandma? Pope cites the famous and the 'saint next door' VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Naturally in a document on the Christian call to holiness, Pope Francis cited a heavenly host of saints – including some whose sainthood causes are ongoing and some who probably will never be canonized.           ...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018