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Peoria, Ill., Nov 18, 2019 / 02:42 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Peoria announced Monday that Venerable Fulton Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at the city’s Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Sheen had been ordained a priest of the diocese in that cathedral Sept. 20, 1919.

IMAGE: (CNS photo/Vatican Media By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although people may have different ways of praying or of serving their parish or the poor, the Catholic Church needs laity, priests, religious, parishes and lay movements to collaborate in order to be truly "catholic," Pope Francis said. More

IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican Media By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said. "Using nuclear weapons is immoral," the pope said in a video message released Nov. 18. The video

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The poor are the church’s treasure because they give every Christian a chance to "speak the same language as Jesus, that of love," Pope Francis said, celebrating Mass for the World Day of the Poor. "The poor facilitate our
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