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By Kevin Jones CNA/EWTN News NEW ORLEANS, La. — Aiming to provide uniform spiritual and social support for engaged couples, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has made several changes to its marriage preparation process. “It’s such a beautiful way for parishes to serve the people who are approaching marriage,” said Father Garrett

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The ongoing effort to reorganize the Roman Curia has not left a void in the responsibilities of the various offices and even less in the rules governing hiring, transfers and compensation of employees, Pope Francis said. In a letter to Cardinal Pietro

Press Release The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will hold a Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at more than 20 parishes across the archdiocese. Even more parishes will open their doors for Holy Hours on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the same week. A

By Robert Duncan & Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service Australian Cardinal George Pell said the final report of the Synod of Bishops on the family did not create an opening for the divorced and civilly remarried to receive Communion. Other synod members took a different view and acknowledged that the paragraph

Staff Report The Catholic Telegraph’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States was extensive online with CNS news coverage, as well as correspondents in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In the November print edition Ursuline Sister Eileen Connelly, News Editor of The Catholic Telegraph, has the scoop on how various members

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — As disciples, Christians are called to imitate Jesus’ heart and lead others directly to him, without lecturing them, Pope Francis said. Thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica Oct.25 for the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops. The Mass concluded

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Several hours before the final report of the Synod of Bishops was put to a vote, two U.S. bishops said that what is new is not the church’s message, but the synod’s emphasis and attitude toward the role of the family

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service While not specifically mentioning the controversial proposal of a path toward full reconciliation and Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, members of the Synod of Bishops on the family handed Pope Francis a report emphasizing an obligation to recognize that not all Catholics in

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced he is establishing a new office for laity, family and life, which combines the responsibilities of two pontifical councils. The pope made the announcement Oct. 22 during the afternoon session of the Synod of Bishops on the

Staff Report There are just two weeks left in the OHSAA football season, but everyone has something on the line. Eight of the 15 schools below would make the playoffs if the season ended today and others still have a chance. None of the schools listed have clinched outright league championships