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Grass-roots leaders join call for 'disrupting' oppression that hurts many
IMAGE: CNS/Dennis Sadowski By Dennis Sadowski MODESTO, Calif. (CNS) -- Affirming that all human life is sacred and all people are "protagonists of their future," more than 600 grass-roots...
Be ashamed when tempted to use church for power struggles, pope says
By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Whenever one is tempted to use the church for pursuing personal ambitions or to be arrogant, pray to feel ashamed, Pope Francis said. When the competitive bug...
Populism fueling self-centered rejection of migrants, pope says
IMAGE: CNS photo/LOsservatore Romano By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Indifference, fueled by populist rhetoric in today's world, fans the flames of rejection that threaten the rights...
Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you
IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) -- A practical first step toward holiness -- as well as for assuring peace in one's family and in the world -- is to pray for a person who has caused
Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces 'crackdown'
IMAGE: CNS photo/Stephanie Keith, Reuters By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) -- People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of...
National Catholic Register
Make Peace With Your Brother
By Sherry Antonetti | If we want a better virtual and actual community, we're going to have to learn to do something better than tolerate each other. My son didn't want to forgive his sister. I
Pope Tells Special Olympians: Be a Heartbeat for the World
By Patty Knap | “Seeing the smile on your faces and the great happiness in your eyes when you have done well in an event – for the sweetest victory is when we surpass ourselves – we realize what true
Being a Faithful Witness in a Post-Christian World
By Register Staff | In his nearly six years as archbishop of Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles Chaput — just as he did as archbishop of Denver for 14 years and as bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota,...
The Church Cannot Teach Error, Because She Was Founded by Jesus Christ, Who is God Himself
By Msgr. Charles Pope | There are often strident demands, coming from both within and outside the Church, that she change her teachings to conform to modern notions. Given our era’s preoccupation...
When Astronauts Received Holy Communion in Space
By Kathy Schiffer | In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Fifty-five years ago — on February 20, 1962 — NASA launched one of the most important flights in American history.
Pope at Mass: ‘Holy shame overcomes temptation of ambition’
(Vatican Radio) “May the Lord give us the grace of ‘holy shame’ before the temptation of ambition.” That was Pope Francis’ message at daily Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, saying that the...
Pope Francis: 'the protection of migrants is a moral duty'
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday said the challenges of migration and the promotion of peace cannot be tackled without development and integration. Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni :...
Vatican delegation to visit University of Al-Azhar in Egypt
(Vatican Radio) The Pontifical Council For Interreligious Dialogue has announced the President of the Council, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, accompanied by Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot,...
Pope: No revenge, pray for those who wrong you
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday afternoon made a visit to the parish of Maria Josefa of the Heart of Jesus in the suburbs of Rome. During Mass, he stressed, that the path to holiness was...
Pope: Christ's law of love overcomes law of retaliation
(Vatican Radio) During his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis said the day’s Gospel – part of the Sermon on the Mount, from the Gospel of Saint Matthew – is one of the Biblical passages that...