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Artículo en inglés * Article in English QUITO, Ecuador (CNS) — Las agencias católicas están comenzando a construir refugios temporales para miles de familias en...

Currently, only one form of illness is covered by a 2014 law that allows medicinal use of cannabis oil, however patients cannot legally obtain it in state and cannot bring medical cannabis from other states without breaking federal laws.


New ordinations give reason for hope, but need for priests still great.

Reality TV in Irleand transplants ordinary people to other countries where they're challenged to perform their same occupation. The result: real impact often continents away.

Some 26,000 people were left without homes but more than 13 times that amount were affected. Catholic Relief Services is distributing 10,000 tarps to help construct temporary shelters.

Confirmation preparation for siblings includes a Year of Mercy celebration for young teens in Rome April 23-24.


Seminarians see vibrancy in church they will serve as World Day of Prayer for Vocations approaches April 17.


Cardinals talk about the pastoral possibilities opened by Pope Francis' exhortation on the family.

The papal nuncio to Mexico since 2007 will be the new apostolic nuncio to the United States. A nuncio is a Vatican diplomat with the rank of ambassador.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken up, Pope Francis said in his highly anticipated postsynodal apostolic exhortation.


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