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IMAGE: CNS photo/Robert Duncan By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people want trusted guides as they explore their faith and their vocation, said five young adults from the United States attending the Vatican’s pre-synod meeting. The U.S. delegates to the Vatican meeting March 19-25 also said the 305

IMAGE: CNS photo/Robert Duncan By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — If the Catholic Church at every level — and governments, too — would listen to young people and give them a voice in decision-making, they could unleash great potential, said two African young adults. Vincent Paul Nneji of

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After a very public controversy involving the use of a letter by retired Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Msgr. Dario Vigano as prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication. Announcing the move March 21, the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — In oral arguments before the Supreme Court March 20, justices seemed skeptical about a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers in the state to visibly display information about abortions to their clients that the centers say violates their

IMAGE: CNS photo/Christina Lee Knauss, The Catholic Miscellany By Christina Lee Knauss WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (CNS) — Mary Burkett never had formal art lessons. Drawing was something she resolved to try as a hobby in January 2017. She decided to sketch the face of a little boy she saw in

DALLAS (CNS) — A religious sister who is the longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team credited the pregame prayer and the players’ solid teamwork for the Ramblers’ thrilling, last-second 64-62 win over the University of Miami in the NCAA Tournament on March 15. “Our team is

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (CNS) — Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at Padre Pio’s shrine.

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Woman’s plight that made national news reconsidered By Walt Schaefer A January ruling by the United States Sixth District Court of Appeals remanded the deportation case of Fairfield resident Maribel Trujillo Diaz back to the Cleveland-based Bureau of Immigration Appeals for a new hearing. Tony Stieritz, director of the Archdiocese

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican tribunal found Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron of Agana, Guam, guilty of some of the accusations made against him, accusations which included the sexual abuse of minors. After a canonical trial conducted by the apostolic tribunal of the Congregation

IMAGE: CNS/Vatican Media By Greg Erlandson WASHINGTON (CNS) — What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest over transparency and this pontificate. On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, the Vatican publishing