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IMAGE: CNS photo/Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin By Nichole Golden ATLANTA (CNS) — Margaret Alsup of Cumming always considered her nun dolls to be like friends. So, when it came time to look for a permanent home for her beloved figurines in late 2017, she found a place that would help

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — "Synodality," a key concept of Pope Francis’ papacy, was used repeatedly in the final document of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocation discernment. In simple terms, "synodality" means "walking together" with every member of

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Contemplative Outreach By SPENCER, Mass. (CNS) — A funeral Mass will be celebrated Nov. 3 at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer for Trappist Father Thomas Keating, a leading figure in the centering prayer movement that got its start in the 1970s. He died Oct. 25 at the

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Speaking on behalf of all adult Catholics, Pope Francis formally closed the Synod of Bishops by asking young people for forgiveness. "Forgive us if often we have not listened to you; if, instead of opening our hearts, we have filled your ears. As

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church and all its members must get better at listening to young people, taking their questions seriously, recognizing them as full members of the church, patiently walking with them and offering guidance as they discern the best way to live their

IMAGE: CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Canon law gives Catholic laypeople the right to make an impact in addressing the clerical sex abuse crisis which has re-emerged anew in the church, said a number of canon lawyers interviewed by Catholic News Service. Much depends, though, on

IMAGE: CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Six bishops representing episcopal conferences on five continents issued a joint statement calling on the international community to take immediate action against climate change. Addressing world leaders who will be attending the COP24 Summit in Katowice, Poland,

IMAGE: CNS photo/David Agren By David Agren HUIXTLA, Mexico (CNS) — Members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in this southern Mexican city rose early Oct. 24 to feed but a fraction of the Central American migrants traveling in a caravan, which is trying to traverse Mexico and reach the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following the Francigena Way, an ancient pilgrims’ path, a group of about 300 synod participants and young people from Rome parishes headed to St. Peter’s Basilica to pray at the apostle’s tomb. The wayfaring cardinals, bishops, priests and young

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Cat By WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has removed Bishop Martin D. Holley of Memphis, Tennessee, from the pastoral governance of the diocese and has named as apostolic administrator Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky. Bishop Holley, 63, a former auxiliary bishop of Washington, was