IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The extension of Pope Francis’ trip to Sweden by one day to accommodate a papal Mass for the nations’ Catholics does not detract from the ecumenical power of the trip, but actually highlights the need for Christian unity, said the

By WASHINGTON (CNS) — Seventy Catholic women, including the presidents of two leading Catholic organizations, expressed concern for the “toxic politics of fear” that has dominated this year’s presidential campaign. Saying that “elections should be a national examination of conscience,” the signers of the statement called for civil debate in

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA By WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops will discuss ways to promote peace in U.S. communities torn apart by violence, vote on ways to implement priority areas for their conference approved last year and elect new leaders during their Nov. 14-16 fall general assembly

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Closing doors to immigrants and refugees is not the answer — in fact, it only helps encourage the crime of human trafficking, Pope Francis said. “The only way for resolution is through solidarity,” where everyone pitches in because “all together

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