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By Hannah Brockhaus Rome, Italy, May 14, 2018 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Monday he is worried that youth are too enmeshed in a virtual world of cell phones and other technology, separated, in particular, from the real human contact experienced by performing works of mercy. Answering a question about

IMAGE: CNS photo/Dana Rene Bowler, courtesy The Catholic University of America By Maureen Boyle WASHINGTON (CNS) — The American story began with the Catholic missionaries who first shaped the nation with the Gospel and proclaimed the dignity of all, a truth the class of 2018 must share to the betterment

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Chilean bishop acknowledged the damage inflicted on survivors of clerical sex abuse and the mishandling of cases by church leaders in the country. “I am not saying that perhaps we have made mistakes. We have made mistakes,”

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Chilean bishop acknowledged the damage inflicted on survivors of clerical sex abuse and the mishandling of cases by church leaders in the country. “I am not saying that perhaps we have made mistakes. We have made mistakes,”

IMAGE: CNS photo/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa, Reuters By Judith Sudilovsky JERUSALEM (CNS) — As the new United States embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem May 14, violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers. International media reported that in Gaza, at least 52 people were killed, including five under the age

IMAGE: CNS photo/USGS, handout via Reuters By Patrick Downes HONOLULU (CNS) — In addition to offering prayers, the Catholic Church is stepping into action on behalf of hundreds of residents displaced from a fierce and unpredictable volcanic eruption. Members of Sacred Heart Parish in the town of Pahoa in the

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Erik Shanabrough By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Just in time for Mother’s Day, a handful of bishops shared memories of their moms on a recent podcast by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops, interviewed on the “Made for Love” podcast, which is part of

IMAGE: CNS photo/Larry W. Smith, EPA By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Everything gets ranked these days, from burger joints to colleges. States are no different. But the state of some states is quite different from their counterparts. An area called the “Gulf South” — the five states bordering the

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Archdiocese of Detroit By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Church doesn’t often add new celebrations to its pretty full liturgical calendar, but this year’s new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church on May 21, has Catholics gearing up to mark the day or at

By Gail Finke This story originally appeared in our May 2018 print edition. Catholics around the world will celebrate a new universal feast day this month, when the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church debuts May 21. Previously celebrated in Poland, Argentina, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the