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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The figure of Mary is often distorted and exploited by criminal organizations as a way to make people more submissive and “turn them into slaves,” according to Father Stefano Cecchin.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The preferential option for the poor, which includes feeding the hungry and drawing close to the excluded, “is the key criterion of Christian authenticity,” Pope Francis said Aug. 19 during his weekly general audience.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
One kind of ministry, by its nature but also church mandate, shuns the limelight and remains discreet: exorcism.
A girl prays after releasing a paper lantern on the Motoyasu River facing the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 6, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the U.S. dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. (CNS photo/Yuriko Nakao, Reuters)
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
"May the prophetic voices" of the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki "continue to serve as a warning to us and for coming generations," Pope Francis said in a written message to Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of the Hiroshima prefecture.
Pope Francis baptizes a baby as he celebrates Mass on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Jan. 12, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Specifically, a baptism administered with the formula "We baptize you ..." instead of "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" is not valid.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Novices and women religious, especially those who have been assigned to a country where they don’t know the language, can be particularly vulnerable to abuses of power and conscience by superiors, and sexual abuse by their formators, said an article in “La Civilta Cattolica.”
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis called on young people to reach out to their grandparents or the elderly who may be lonely or on their own.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
"The kids were so stunned they stayed completely silent."
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
A Vatican task force considering the issues concerning the world today is urging an end to arms production in favor of tackling the problems of human health, peace and security.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Polish Catholics have appealed to Pope Francis for help in "rebuilding" the Polish church amid the continuing controversy over that country's episcopate mishandling of the sex abuse crisis.