IMAGE: CNS photo/CJ Gunther, EPA By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Today’s “economic and political forces have led to increasingly lowered economic prospects for Americans without access to higher education, which is having a direct impact on family health and stability,” said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami. He made

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the “ordinary magisterium” — papal teaching — to which Catholics are obliged to give “religious submission of will and intellect,” said an article in the Vatican newspaper. Father Salvador Pie-Ninot, a well-known

IMAGE: CNS photo/Barbara Fraser By Barbara J. Fraser JAMA, Ecuador (CNS) — Ask Jose Santos about the earthquake that struck the northern coast of Ecuador in April and he paints a vivid picture. “The ground moved like waves on the ocean,” he recalls, while a pall of sulfurous-smelling haze rose

IMAGE: CNS photo/Robert Duncan By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical. “She was very

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