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IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Dennis Sadowski OSWIECIM, Poland (CNS) — Walking into the site of the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, Stephanie Dalton felt a chill up and down her spine. She called it the spirit of those who died at the hands of the Nazis more than

After Senator Tim Kaine, a Catholic from Virginia, was named Hillary Clinton’s running mate last week, several bishops spoke out on the sanctity of life – implicitly criticizing the nominee’s pro-choice stance. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Kaine’s home diocese of Richmond, Virginia released a statement regarding Catholics in public

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Poland’s memory and identity are the two catalysts that will lead the country forward and turn hopeless situations — such as those facing migrants — into opportunities for future generations, Pope Francis said. Cloudy skies and a light drizzle

IMAGE: CNS photo/Pascal Rossignol/Reuters By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of “absurd violence” added to too many stories of senseless violence and death,

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Dennis Sadowski KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Jesus did not stop talking about mercy even though he was nearly thrown from a cliff after his first public talk in a Nazareth synagogue, and the rest of his life can serve as an example for people of

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Jonathan Luxmoore KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — St. John Paul II’s former secretary urged young Catholics to share their faith, experiences and hopes and spread a “message of divine mercy” worldwide during World Youth Day. “We come from every nation under heaven, like those who came

IMAGE: CNS photo/Pawel Supernak, EPA By Jonathan Luxmoore KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Polish police have raised the official security threat level at World Youth Day in Krakow, after an Iraqi man was arrested with traces of explosives. However, a police spokesman said the category of “alpha,” or high, was not

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey By Paul Jeffrey DURBAN, South Africa (CNS) — The face of the AIDS epidemic has changed dramatically in recent years as scientists have created antiretroviral drugs that lower levels of the virus in the bloodstream, allowing those infected with HIV to live relatively normal lives. Yet

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With his visit to World Youth Day only a few days away, Pope Francis asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, with prayers. Leaving for Poland July 27 “to meet up with these young men

IMAGE: CNS/Nancy Wiechec By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an effort to help contemplative women religious renew their life and mission in the church and the world, Pope Francis issued a series of new rulings dealing with formation, assets, prayer life, authority and autonomy. The new rulings include