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Convocation delegates sent home to imitate Jesus in reaching the margins

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Jesus took a few loaves and fishes and turned them into a feast for thousands, offering the Church an example of faith in action, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said in sending 3,500 delegates home from the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.”

Spread mercy, build fraternity, pope urges Morocco’s Christian minority

RABAT, Morocco (CNS) — Celebrating Mass with members of Morocco’s tiny Catholic community, Pope Francis praised them for the many ways they “bear witness to the Gospel of mercy in this land.”
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U.S. bishop remembers Martin Luther King at Vatican development meeting

"The racial divide in the United States and, sadly, in the Catholic Church in the United States is not something of the past. It is very much something of the present," the bishop said.

Vatican secretary of state congratulates Trump, offers prayers

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Congratulating Donald Trump for his victory in the U.S. presidential election, the Vatican secretary of state expressed hope that people would work together “to change the global situation, which is a situation of serious laceration, serious conflict.”

Vatican cardinal talks about guidelines for priests who father children

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When the Vatican Congregation for Clergy developed guidelines a decade ago for handling cases of priests who father children, the first objective was to make it easier for those men to leave the priesthood to care for their children and be real dads, said the prefect of the congregation.
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Heavy burdens and Good Confession [VIDEO]

Burdened by past sins? Remove yourself from that heavy burden for good in the confessional, especially a 24-hour window March 4-5.
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17 Years is Too Many to Lose — World Refugee Day

Think about how much growth an individual or family experiences in 17 years. Is it humane to see so much growth while labeled a "displaced refugee?"
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Parish musician honors pastor on his Silver Jubilee [VIDEO]

Rebecca De La Torre, director of music and webmaster for Queen of Peace Parish in Mesa, wrote a bilingual tribute song in honor of Fr. Thomas Bennett's 25 years of priesthood.

Papal trip began as World Meeting of Families, grew to be three-city tour

The first traces of preparation for Pope Francis' historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have started in Milan, Italy, in 2012.

Mark Lombard is 2019 winner of the CPA’s St. Francis de Sales Award

Mark Lombard, business manager and a contributing editor of the Clarion Herald, newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, is the recipient of the 2019 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.