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IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican Media By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The desire to spend vast amounts on shopping and needless extravagances can prevent Christians from being generous with others, Pope Francis said. "Consumerism is a great disease today. I am not saying that we all do this, no.

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis visits Panama for World Youth Day in January, he will meet with young people not able to attend the festivities: some in jail and with some living with HIV. He also will dedicate the altar

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a video message to young men and women around the world, Pope Francis called on them to provoke an uprising of change by serving others. In helping those who are suffering, both young believers and nonbelievers can find

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God handed down his commandments not for people to hypocritically follow the letter of the law with a proud and righteous heart, but for people to recognize the truth of their weaknesses and acknowledge their need for help, healing

IMAGE: CNS photo/Sarah Webb, CatholicPhilly.com By Gina Christian PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Thanksgiving should be a daily attitude rather than an annual observance, according to an American Indian leader in Pennsylvania. Chief Buffy Red Feather Brown, leader of the Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy of Pennsylvania Earth Band, says that a true appreciation

IMAGE: CNS photo/Katie Rutter By Katie Rutter INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Jesus himself might have set the all-time food record when he miraculously served 5,000 men with a few loaves and fish. In this day and age, however, the Indianapolis Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul might hold

IMAGE: CNS photo/Rich Kalonick courtesy Catholic Extension By CHICAGO (CNS) — Sister Marie-Paule Willem, a Franciscan Missionary of Mary, who has been serving the poor in the U.S. and around the world for more than 60 years, will receive the 2018-2019 Lumen Christi Award from Catholic Extension. "Working across many

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Vatican Dicastery for Communication By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After Islamic terrorists stormed the Algerian monastery he called home, Trappist Father Christian de Cherge felt compelled to put pen to paper and write down his testament. Father de Cherge, prior of the Monastery of

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters By WASHINGTON (CNS) — Late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and former NFL quarterback Roger Staubach, both devout Catholics, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in a White House ceremony. President Donald Trump presented the awards to five others as well

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the rich get richer, the increasing misery and cries of the poor are ignored every day, Pope Francis said. "We Christians cannot stand with arms folded in indifference" or thrown up in the air in helpless resignation, the