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IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz Muth By Chaz Muth VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Don’t fall for hate and fearmongering from others; make new friends instead and always help and show concern for others, Pope Francis told the world’s teens. “Be brave and go against the tide, be friends of Jesus, who is

IMAGE: CNS photo/Justin Lane, EPA By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — Women, especially among Christians around the world, generally are more devout than men when standard measures of religious commitment are considered, a Pew Research Center study found. Christian women are more likely to attend weekly religious services, be involved

IMAGE: CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review By PERRYVILLE, Mo. (CNS) — Perhaps it was merely coincidence. Or perhaps not. “I’d call it Providence,” said Vincentian Father Robert Brockland, who along with Amy Naeger, her brother Neal Gremaud, St. Louisan Bob Klump and Vincentian Father Walter Reisinger were at the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Saadia Azim By Saadia Azim KOLKATA, India (CNS) — With folded hands, Margeret Rose stood praying near Blessed Teresa’s statue near the entrance of the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity. Local residents had joined the sisters and Kolkata Archbishop Thomas D’Souza March 18 for a special Mass

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When he told Pope Francis that writing the meditations for the papal Way of the Cross service was tough, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia-Citta della Pieve said the pope told him, “Remember, you aren’t doing it for me, but for the church.” The

IMAGE: CNS/Libreria Editrice Vaticana By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When he told Pope Francis that writing the meditations for the papal Way of the Cross service was tough, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia-Citta della Pieve said the pope told him, “Remember, you aren’t doing it for me, but

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just as the crowds and government officials tried to dodge responsibility for Jesus’ fate after he was arrested, so today too many individuals and countries want someone else to care for refugees fleeing violence and migrants seeking a better life,

IMAGE: CNS photo/Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register By Theresa Laurence NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — As a lieutenant colonel in the Tennessee Army National Guard, Deacon John Krenson was responsible for the well-being of his soldiers in many tense situations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, on the cusp of retirement from the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Mike Nelson, EPA By Dennis Sadowski TUMACACORI, Ariz. (CNS) — Jesuit Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, an Italian missionary to the American Southwest known as the “Padre on Horseback,” was honored Jan. 10 at the Tumacacori National Historical Park with Kino Legacy Day. The celebration of the priest —

IMAGE: CNS photo/Oliver Weiken, EPA By Judith Sudilovsky JERUSALEM (CNS) — Israeli restrictions on reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for Holy Week and Easter are part of the current Israeli government’s policy of making Jerusalem an exclusively Jewish city, said Yusef Daher, secretary-general of the Jerusalem Interchurch Center.