IMAGE: CNS photo/Julian Spath, Catholic Relief Services By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — Vanessa Urbina understands how young people in Central America, not seeing an opportunity for work or a good education, could be attracted to make the dangerous trip north in the hope of a better future in the

IMAGE: CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said giving fragments of St. Peter’s bones to the head of the church founded by Peter’s brother, St. Andrew, was meant to be a reminder and encouragement of the journey toward Christian unity. In a letter to

IMAGE: CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The German bishops’ plans for a two-year process of consultation and deliberation on key issues facing the Catholic Church must conform to universal church law and must be approved by the pope, said the prefect of the Congregation

IMAGE: CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters By Tom Tracy MIAMI (CNS) — As catastrophic as Hurricane Dorian was, the characteristic optimism of Bahamians will help soften the painful recovery to come, according to a hurricane-preparedness volunteer in Nassau. "There was nothing we could have done to prepare (for Hurricane Dorian), but

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