Catholic universities’ identity must be clear: Pope Francis

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, greets Pope Francis after the Jan. 29 general audience at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The bishop is in Rome with a delegation from the University of Notre Dame. By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic universities must give “uncompromising” and “unambiguous” […]

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CRS commits $20 million to typhoon relief in the Philippines

Photo Caption: A father carries the lifeless body of his daughter Nov. 10 on the way to the morgue after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban, Philippines. The typhoon is believed to have killed tens of thousands. By: By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Catholic Relief Services officials committed $20 million in emergency […]

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Blessed John XXIII, John Paul II to be canonized April 27

By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing that Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II have widespread reputations for holiness and that years of studying their lives and actions have proven their exceptional virtue, Pope Francis announced he would declare his two predecessors saints at a single ceremony April 27. […]

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USCCB weighs in on Syria with letters to Obama, Congress

Photo Caption: Syrian refugees, fleeing the violence in their country, cross the border into the Kurdish region of northern Iraq Sept. 4. By: By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Echoing the appeal of Pope Francis and Catholic prelates in Syria, two leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference urged President Barack Obama to seek a […]

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Catholic leader in Egypt says army is fighting terrorism

By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Speaking on behalf of Catholics in Egypt, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak said the violence and unrest in his country are “not a political struggle between different factions, but a war against terrorism.” In an Aug. 18 statement, the patriarch said the country’s […]

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