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When I was 19, I traveled to the poorest country on this side of the world. As a middle-class, Midwestern white-kid traveling to Haiti on a mission trip, I had strong faith and missionary zeal, but nothing could have prepared me for the kind of abject poverty I had only

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 18, 2020 / 05:13 am MT (CNA).- Catholics, by virtue of their baptism, must affirm to the world God’s primacy in human life and in history, Pope Francis said Sunday. In his weekly Angelus address Oct. 18, the pope explained that “to pay taxes

A long time ago, as a young person, I played with tarot cards and a Ouija board. These always seemed to me to be just entertainment, but now I understand the Church believes these can be dangerous. Why is this? In an increasingly secular society, we can easily fail to

by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Oct 4, 2020 / 05:11 pm MT (CNA).- The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court would make her, if confirmed, the sixth Roman Catholic on the nine-person court. While this is deeply concerning to some – and a reason to

Signs are often tricky and fuzzy. They’re not always such a good tool for helping you make a decision. Let’s be honest: we want shortcuts. We want God to do the hard work and make big decisions for us. Doing God’s will is the purpose of life, but that does

CNA Staff, Sep 19, 2020 / 04:56 pm MT (CNA).- The Chinese government continues to imprison Catholic clergy – including bishops – who refuse to support the Communist Party, according to a new report out of the province of Jiangxi. According to UCA News, priests in the Diocese of Yujiang

CNA Staff, Sep 16, 2020 / 01:45 pm MT (CNA).- Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark said on Tuesday that voters could choose Joe Biden in good conscience, and suggested he would have difficulty voting for President Donald Trump. The cardinal told CNA Sept. 16 that his comments were not intended

by Cardinal Robert Sarah Vatican City, Sep 14, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments, sent a letter to bishops around the world, urging a return to Mass, with proper safety protocols observed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Below is

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Sep 6, 2020 / 05:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis implored Catholics Sunday not to gossip about one another’s faults, but instead to follow Jesus’ directive on fraternal correction in the Gospel of Matthew. “When we see a mistake, a defect, a slip of a

CNA Staff, Sep 3, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- The U.S. bishops’ conference is encouraging solidarity, charity and compassion for low-income and essential workers during the upcoming Labor Day festivities in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “This Labor Day is a somber one. The COVID-19 pandemic goes on,”