IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of St. Petersburg By ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CNS) — Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of St. Petersburg has declared Feb. 23 as Safe Haven Sunday, a day when parishes in the diocese set aside time to address "the pervasive problem of pornography and its devastating effects on

IMAGE: CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves By Junno Arocho Esteves ROME (CNS) — Three former students at a school for the deaf in Argentina traveled to Rome to demand Pope Francis and Vatican officials release records on priests who abused them and other students. Speaking to journalists at a news conference

IMAGE: CNS photo/Ezra Acayan, Reuters By Ryan Harms VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Amid continuing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Catholics in the Philippines have been asked not to kiss or touch the cross when they venerate it on Good Friday, April 10. Instead, they should "genuflect or make

IMAGE: CNS photo/Georgina Goodwin for Catholic Relief Services By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — When it comes to the three pillars of Lent, almsgiving is a little bit like the middle child, not always getting the attention that prayer and fasting do. The word hardly rolls off the tongue and

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