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Fast Talk Theology: Pope Francis calls us to be missionary disciples, in the spirit...

A program presented in partnership with the Franciscan School of Theology Program will be in the Garces Room with Br. Keith Douglass Warner, OFM Pope Francis’s...

Czerny: Consistent ethic of life includes just economic, social systems

Embracing a consistent ethic of life must include working to create economic and social systems that foster relationships and build the common good, rather than focusing only on what are seen as traditional life issues such as abortion and euthanasia.

Catholics in Africa celebrate Congo Basin as the earth’s second lung

As they marked the Season of Creation, Catholics in Africa celebrated the Congo Basin as the second "lung" of the earth and called for its protection to fight climate change.

A church inclusive of women is a more synodal church, speakers say

A more inclusive attitude and a cooperative approach that includes women are needed for the future of the church and society, said a number of Vatican officials.

Unused parcel of mission church property helps feed the hungry

With a parcel of unused land, a small-town Illinois parish has started a community garden to feed the hungry and follow the call to care for the earth in response to one of Pope Francis' encyclicals.

In Amazon document, pope calls for action rooted in conversion of heart

An unusual suggestion in the document was that people turn to poetry and delve into Amazonian stories to discover how unique the region is and to feel more deeply its importance.

Common climate crisis: Regional Church networks tackle shared problems

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Deforestation, land grabbing and climate change — life-and-death issues raised at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon — also are wreaking havoc in Central America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific islands.

Canadian cardinal-designate spent decades working with poor, marginalized WASHINGTON (CNS) — In working among the world’s poor for many decades, Canadian Cardinal-designate Michael Czerny was one of several Jesuits who volunteered to...

DC archbishop: ‘You cannot be a Catholic and sit on the sidelines’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a crowded bar, bustling with young adult Catholics from the Washington area for the monthly Theology on Tap, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory shared his pain over what this archdiocese suffered in the past year due to priestly abuse scandals and encouraged the young adults to turn to the Eucharist as a source of healing.

Praising God for gift of creation leads to respect for it, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Human beings are called to praise God for His gift of creation, not be predators out to plunder the earth and all it contains, Pope Francis said.