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IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican Media By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Faith isn’t something learned just by studying the catechism but rather is a gift passed on to children by the example of their parents, Pope Francis said. Although children learn the tenets of the Catholic faith in catechism

IMAGE: CNS/Tyler Orsburn By Julie Asher WASHINGTON (CNS) — Neither snow nor sleet — nor partial government shutdown — will keep pro-lifers away from the nation’s capital for the March for Life Jan. 18. If it continues, the shutdown will be almost a month old by then. Daily news reports

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — In most election cycles, there may be 30 to 50 new members of Congress. For 2019, there are 89 — and a 90th may yet be headed for Capitol Hill based on how a disputed House election in North Carolina

IMAGE: CNS photo/Barbara Johnston, courtesy University of Notre Dame By Rose Ybarra MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) — Sister Norma Pimentel was "truly disappointed" after not being given an opportunity to speak during a roundtable discussion with President Donald Trump during his Jan. 10 visit to McAllen. The president traveled to the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Holy See Press Office By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis left the Vatican Jan. 11 to visit a community of cloistered Poor Clare nuns in Umbria, the Vatican said. The pope made the "private visit" to encourage the sisters and to share the Eucharist, prayer

IMAGE: CNS image/courtesy Holy See Press Office By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will make a three-day apostolic visit to Romania in late May, the Vatican announced. Accepting invitations from President Klaus Iohannis and from Catholic leaders, the pope will visit the capital of Bucharest, the cities

IMAGE: CNS photo/Leah Millis, Reuters By MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) — President Donald Trump got a brief look at the work of a well-known Catholic Charities-run refugee center in South Texas during a daylong trip to the border. His visit to the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen Jan. 10 came less

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although the weeklong retreat for U.S. Catholic bishops emphasized quiet reflection, several bishops spoke out on social media during the retreat and after it wrapped up Jan. 8 with positive reaction about it and to give shoutouts to the retreat

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — By summoning leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences and top representatives of religious orders to the Vatican in February to address the abuse crisis and the protection of minors, Pope Francis is sending the message that the need for

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican announced its plans to take a leap of faith into the wide world of sports with the creation of its first ever sports association. The Vatican Athletic sports association, which will fall under the auspices of