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19th-Century Italian Teen to Be Canonized During Youth Synod

VATICAN CITY — Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio, who died at the age of 19 from bone cancer, will be declared a saint Oct. 14 during the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment (to take place Oct. 3-28) in Rome, Pope Francis...

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Catholic School Innovation: A New Approach to Reinvigorate an Old Tradition

The Sennott family was excited about their youngest son’s school. St. Patrick’s was close enough to mom Andrea’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire, law office that she could easily drop him off in the morning. The principal had been principal at the...

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Missionaries of Charity Express Sorrow Over Scandal, Openness to Just Inquiry

KOLKATA, India — The superior general of the Missionaries of Charity said Tuesday the congregation is “deeply saddened and grieved” by the alleged sale of several children by an employee of one of its homes for unwed mothers. “Even while we...

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US Bishops’ Conference Approves Project Funding for Africa, Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON — Subcommittees at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have approved more than $6 million for pastoral projects in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. The grants partner with local bishops’ conferences and Church organizations...

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Cardinal Arinze Discusses Hallmarks of an Evangelizing Parish

Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments under St. John Paul II, has written a new book calling all Catholics, from pastors to the men and women in the pews, to...

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St. Gilbert? In Coming Weeks, the Fate of G.K. Chesterton Will Be Known

Is he or is he not on the road to being canonized? In the coming weeks, the fate of Gilbert Keith Chesterton will be known. Soon, all eyes will turn upon Canon John Udris as he presents his written report to the bishop of Northampton, England,...

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Judge Kavanaugh’s Friends Describe Man of Humility, Service and Faith

WASHINGTON — Longtime friends and associates of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh say he is a sincere Catholic who is committed to living the tenets of his faith. Last week, President Trump nominated Kavanaugh to serve as an associate...

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Lebanon Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Is Plea for Peace in Middle East

BEIRUT — For the fifth consecutive year, Lebanon and all of the Middle East has been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The consecrations were in response to a request of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East held in the Vatican in...

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Regensburg’s Bishop: Eucharist Is ‘the Goal,’ not a ‘Step Toward’

German bishops last month published an “orientation guide” that permits some Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion under certain circumstances. More than two-thirds of German bishops’ conference voted in favor of the document...

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Philippine Catholics Distrust President Duterte’s Apology After Latest Slur

In his typical form of following insults with reversals, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte offered an apology to God July 11, after he called the Divine Creator “stupid.” The expression of regret came shortly after he defiantly said an...