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Pope in Chile Tells Youth: Always Ask ‘What Would Christ Do in My Place?’

SANTIAGO, Chile — In a meeting with youth during his second full day in Chile, Pope Francis said that faith is a grand adventure, one that gives young people the inspiration to overcome difficulties and dream big. “I know that the hearts of...

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How Bishop Athanasius Schneider Became a Leading Voice for Catholic Truth

VATICAN CITY — Bishop Athanasius Schneider was a “model child” who developed a deep love and reverence for the Eucharist, thanks to deeply devout parents and having been starved of the Blessed Sacrament under Soviet communist rule. This is the...

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President Trump Will Address March for Life Via Livestream

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump will address participants in the 45th national March for Life via live video, the White House confirmed Wednesday. The march, held annually on or near the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court...

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Pope in Chile: Unity Is a Gift That Must Be ‘Persistently Sought’ for Good of All

TEMUCO, Chile — On Tuesday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Chile’s largely indigenous Araucania region, long divided by violent conflict. He stressed the importance of unity, which he said cannot be achieved through violence or forced...

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Catholic College Contingents Head to the March for Life

WASHINGTON — The 45th annual March for Life will take place in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend. Many of the marchers will be students from Catholic universities, who will, in some cases, skip...

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Bishop: Congo ‘Gained Heroes’ When Protesters Shed Blood

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo held a memorial Mass Friday for protesters killed last month while demonstrating against the presidency of Joseph Kabila. Catholic leaders...

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California Priest Calls Back-to-Back Weather Events ‘a Perfect Storm’

MONTECITO, Calif. — As local authorities confirmed that powerful mudslides in Montecito had killed 20 people and destroyed hundreds of homes, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles came to celebrate Mass and offer consolation to stunned members of...

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Peru’s Perilous Politics: Papal Visit Comes Amid Tensions

LIMA, Peru — When Pope Francis touches down in Lima, Peru, Jan. 18, he will meet a boisterous Catholic Church fresh from a victory over gender ideology, while confronting new skirmishes against “ideological colonization,” as the Holy Father...

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President Trump Issues Statement Promoting Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 16, 2018, “Religious Freedom Day.” The date was chosen as it was the 223rd anniversary of Virginia’s enactment of the Statute for Religious Freedom. In his...

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Pope Francis Meets With Sex-Abuse Victims in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — Pope Francis met privately Tuesday with six victims of sexual abuse committed by priests in Chile, the papal spokesman has reported. The meeting had not been previously announced as a part of the Pope’s schedule. “Today after...