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IMAGE: CNS photo/Allen Fredrickson for The Compass By Maryangela Roman MILWAUKEE (CNS) — Champagne corks popped in the visiting clubhouse Oct. 7 as the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated their sweep of the Colorado Rockies, advancing to the National League Championship Series. Back home in Wisconsin, an extended member of the Brewers’

IMAGE: CNS phot0/Equipo Maiz, courtesy CAFOD, Just one World By Junno Arocho Esteves ROME (CNS) — Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero crossed paths on their road to sainthood and formed a personal friendship that strengthened each other’s resolve in the face of growing challenges, an Italian professor said. According

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Procuring an abortion is wrong, inhumane and like hiring a hit man “to fix a problem,” Pope Francis said. It is a contradiction to allow for killing a human life in a mother’s womb “in the name of protecting

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Glenmary Home Missioners By John Stegeman CINCINNATI (CNS) — God’s ability to call vocations isn’t limited by geography, and so a vocation director must go wherever the Holy Spirit leads. For Brother David Henley, a member of the Glenmary Home Missioners, it’s led all around the world.

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Anne Condodina VATICAN CITY (CNS) – To reach young people and teach them the faith, Catholics must first show them that they are loved, “not just judged, discarded, or abused,” said a 29-year-old observer at the Synod of Bishops. Yadira Vieyra, who works with migrant

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Brescia By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — His voice, his outstretched hands, his boarding an airplane to meet the world — those are some of the most striking things about Blessed Paul VI that moved and inspired a young man discerning the priesthood. “I

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Norma Montenegro Flynn WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the world Synod of Bishops unfolds at the Vatican, thousands of faithful pilgrims get ready to witness the Oct. 14 canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero, along with Blessed Paul VI and five other new saints. Among those preparing

IMAGE: CNS photo/Claudio Peri, EPA By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God wants couples to live out their marriage faithfully and not abandon hope when things go awry, Pope Francis said. “A love with mutual self-giving sustained by Christ’s grace” is what allows couples to remain united in

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference welcomed Pope Francis’ pledge to fight attempts to cover up cases of sexual abuse and to stop offering special treatment to bishops who have committed or covered up abuse. “On behalf of my

IMAGE: CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington had been told by Vatican officials to withdraw from public life because of rumors about his sexual misconduct, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. However, because they