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IMAGE: CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Restorative justice should be advocated as a key element in criminal justice reform, according to participants at an April 25 conference in Washington sponsored by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, which champions restorative justice as well as an end

By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Restorative justice should be advocated as a key element in criminal justice reform, according to participants at an April 25 conference in Washington sponsored by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, which champions restorative justice as well as an end to the death penalty. Just looking

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the last case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session, it seemed the majority of justices might uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries. Comments made during the hourlong oral arguments April 25 in

IMAGE: CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A survivor of clergy sexual abuse in Chile said he hopes his meeting with Pope Francis will be an opportunity to make a difference and bring an end to a culture within the Catholic Church that disparages

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jorge Silva, Reuters By VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in prayers for the success of the inter-Korean summit, scheduled for April 27. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, are scheduled to meet in Panmunjom,

IMAGE: CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters By TORONTO (CNS) — Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street. Although officials said the April 23 incident did not appear to be terrorism, they said it

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — Cones raised in the air, the crowd gathered for dinner at the Sant’Egidio Community’s soup kitchen toasted Pope Francis on his name day, the feast of St. George. The gelato was offered by the pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Italian government granted citizenship to Alfie Evans, a seriously ill British toddler, in a last-minute effort to prevent doctors in England from withdrawing life-support. The Italian foreign ministry, in a brief note April 23, said Angelino Alfano, the foreign minister, and Marco

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jorge Cabrera, Reuters By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for an end to violence in Nicaragua after several days of protests against proposed social security legislation led to the deaths of more than two dozen people. “I express my closeness in prayer to

IMAGE: CNS photo/DC Comics By Mark Judge NEW YORK (CNS) — Look! Up in the sky! It’s Superman! And he’s 80! The year 2018 marks eight decades since the first appearance of Superman in Action Comics No. 1. It also sees the arrival of issue 1,000 of the “Action” series.