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IMAGE: CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his Jan. 8 nine-minute speech, his first such event televised in prime time from the Oval Office, about what he called a "crisis" at the border, than Catholic groups and others began

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God is a father who never ignores his children when they call to him in times of suffering, loneliness and despair, Pope Francis said. Although at times it seems that "so many of our prayers seem to have

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Israel Gonzalez Espinoza By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many will make sacrifices to attend the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama in late January, but few compare to the challenges facing young Catholics in nearby Nicaragua as the country deals with political and economic upheaval, some

IMAGE: CNS photo/John Shaughnessy, The Criterion By John Shaughnessy INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Tears filled Missy Brassie’s eyes as she talked about the most emotional part of the five-day SEEK2019 conference involving more than 17,000 young adult Catholics from around the world. It happened the evening of Jan. 5 in a

IMAGE: CNS photo/Sucheta Das, Reuters By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Generously caring for the sick and the marginalized is the best way to combat a culture of waste and indifference that seeks to control and manipulate life, Pope Francis said. In his message for the World Day

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Jesuit Colleges and Universities By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jesuit Father Charles Currie, a social justice advocate and longtime leader in Jesuit college education, died Jan. 4 after a recent illness. He was 88. A Philadelphia native, Father Currie is described as someone who had tireless

IMAGE: CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion By Sean Gallagher INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila described the 17,000 mostly college students attending SEEK2019 in Indianapolis as "a great sign of hope for the church, that the church is alive and well among young people." He celebrated Mass on

IMAGE: CNS photo/Reuters By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As it did prior to the Second World War, the rise of nationalism in the world poses a threat to peace and constructive dialogue among nations, Pope Francis said. During his annual address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican,

IMAGE: CNS photo/Marcos Brindicci, Reuters By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A bishop from Argentina who had been working in the Vatican’s real estate administration office is the object of a preliminary diocesan investigation after accusations came to light of sexual abuse, abuse of power and mismanagement in his

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Providence He By Katie Scott PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Wrangler doesn’t have an MD and he can’t write prescriptions, but he works hard to help children who are injured or ill and often scared. The Labrador is the first full-time facility dog at Providence St. Vincent Medical