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A man holds Brazil's flag as he and other Brazilians cheer during Pope Benedict XVI's general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 2. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Feb. 2, 2011) See POPE-AUDIENCE Feb. 2, 2011.
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When hundreds of thousands of young Catholics gather with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro in the summer, reflections on safeguarding the environment will be part of the program. Like earlier editions of World Youth Day, the July celebration in

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday chrism Mass at Vatican
FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE NEWS ON POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, click here. By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on the world’s priests to bring the healing power of God’s grace to everyone in need, to stay close to the

Question of Faith is a Q&A column by Father Earl Fernandes A reader asks: Dear Father: “Will the new Pope make changes in Church teaching because he’s a Jesuit and Jesuits tend to be more liberal? Will I have to take three steps to the left?” Dear reader: Catholics should give

“The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day: The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.” Just about any baseball fan or English major is familiar with those famous lines from the Ernest Lawrence Thayer poem Casey at the Bat. The poem resonated

“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” Now that you may have the Buffalo Springfield song in your head, in a world where we see so much change daily, there’s something happening. This is the Year of Faith, of a New Evangelization, a new Holy Father. One

As the first days of Pope Francis’ term of office dawned, there was a great deal of excitement about who this stranger from a far land was, what is going to be his main focus, what new initiatives will he bring to the life of the church? The research started

Pope Francis greets people after celebrating Mass at St. Anne's Parish within Vatican
CLICK FOR THE LATEST NEWS ON POPE FRANCIS. By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decided not to move into the papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, but to live in a suite in the Vatican guesthouse where he has been since the beginning of

Pope Francis greets crowd before celebrating inaugural Mass in St. Peter's Square
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass as pope March 24, telling an overflow crowd in St. Peter’s Square that Christ’s death on the cross is a source of eternal consolation and joy. “A Christian can never be

Staff Report ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI — The April edition of The Catholic Telegraph, scheduled to be in mailboxes on Good Friday, likely ends the intensive non-stop coverage of the pope. The activities of the Holy Father will always be reported on in these pages —this month includes a special four-page section

By Simon Caldwell Catholic News Service  MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Drawing on the words of Pope Francis and his call for people to be protectors of each other, Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby urged people of faith to build up the community of God on earth. Archbishop Welby, 57, was enthroned