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IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When speaking to God as a father, Christians experience a love that goes beyond human love and affection, which can be unpredictable and mired by selfishness, Pope Francis said. While often compared to the love of parents, the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Greg Shemitz By Beth Griffin NEW YORK (CNS) — In a robust demonstration that actions speak louder than words, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Feb. 18 introduced representatives of six church-related organizations that help pregnant women in need. Standing in the modest living room of a convent

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey By Paul Jeffrey KALOOKAN, Philippines (CNS) — A Catholic bishop in the Philippines said his government’s controversial war on drugs is really a war against the country’s poor. "There is no war against illegal drugs, because the supply is not being stopped. If they are really

IMAGE: CNS By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Twisted ideas of power and authority in the Catholic Church have contributed to the clerical sexual abuse crisis, leaders of religious orders said, but sometimes the positive "sense of family" in their own communities also made them slow to act. "Pope

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When presented with an accusation that a priest has sexually abused a child, "whether it’s criminal or malicious complicity and a code of silence or whether it is denial" on a very human level, such reactions are no longer

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Vatican’s removal from the priesthood of Theodore McCarrick "is a clear signal that abuse will not be tolerated," said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Feb. 16. "No bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington. The Vatican announced the decision Feb. 16, saying he was found guilty of "solicitation in the sacrament of confession

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition immediately after President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of a barrier along parts of the border

IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican Media By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Even if Christians struggle to recognize him with his "torn clothes (and) dirty feet," Jesus is present in the migrants and refugees who seek safety and a dignified life in a new land, Pope Francis said. If Jesus’ words,

IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz Muth By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — A group of city commissioners in the border city of McAllen, Texas, voted in mid-February to remove from a building a popular Catholic-administered center run by Sister Norma Pimentel, who has been praised by Pope Francis for her work with