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Caring for the ill is priceless gift for society, pope says

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cancer prevention programs and campaigns need to reach everyone, Pope Francis said.

“Spreading a culture of life — made up of attitudes and behaviors — is greatly needed, a true culture (that is) of the people, serious, accessible to everyone and not based on commercial interests,” he said in an address to members of the Italian League for the Fight Against Tumors June 26. 195 more words

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Vatican calls on China to let bishop exercise his ministry

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican expressed “grave concern” over the situation of a bishop in mainland China who has been in government custody for almost 10 months and moved repeatedly in an apparent attempt to prevent him from assuming leadership of his diocese. 314 more words

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Vatican Probes Brazilian Exorcists Who 'Made a Pact With Satan'

BY FELIX N. CODILLA III , CHRISTIAN POST CONTRIBUTOR
Jun 20, 2017

The Vatican is looking into a group of exorcists who made a pact with Satan on climate change and the death of Pope Francis. 278 more words

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A Chicago Bishop Bans Funeral Rites For Gays and Questions Baptism For Their Children

ROME–So often for the Catholic Church’s new-found tolerance for same-sex couples.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, has just questioned a harsh decreeabout how he demands clergymen in his diocese outside of Chicago to treat same-sex couples both in life and in demise. 924 more words

Money Talk. Greedy Creep.

That 

American Bag of Money Confusion.

Fries with that?

With help like this who needs a chainsaw?  Middle-class America remains vapor-locked over money.  Is money the root of all that is foul,  or brute force proof of success?   747 more words

SA Cardinal due to retire

A newspaper clipping eluding to the Cardinal’s expected retirement.

“Owen Cardinal McCann, the Catholic Archbishop of Cape Town who is due to retire this year, received a rosary among other gifts from Pope John Paul II during his recent visit to the Vatican. 57 more words

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Vatican announces pope will attend reconciliation events in Colombia

By Rhina Guidos
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days after rebels in Colombia announced turning in the last of their cache of weapons over to international observers, the Vatican announced June 23 details of Pope Francis’ September trip to the war-torn South American country. 396 more words

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