Barely two weeks into a capital campaign to raise funds for the Archdiocese of Toronto’s newest church — named after Canada’s newest saint — about $150,000 has been collected, raising hopes shovels will be in the ground by the end of 2020.

South Sudan's Christian leaders say papal kiss is message of Easter

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NAIROBI, Kenya - Pope Francis' surprise kiss on the feet of South Sudanese political leaders is the message of Easter, the country's Christian leaders said in a joint Easter message.

Mission stays true to message

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The National Catholic Mission has seen some changes over its 20 years, but there’s one constant that’s been key to making it a success.

God's Word on Sunday: Embracing change is a vital part of living

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 31, 2019 (Year C) Joshua 5:9, 10-12; Psalm 34; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32


Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, Pope says to discerning youth

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VATICAN – Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it.

Prayer, dialogue, service are key to making good choices, Pope tells youth

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VATICAN – When it comes time for young people to make an important decision in life, if the possibilities do not create excitement and trepidation, "it's better to go to bed" and think about it some other time, Pope Francis told middle school and high school students.

Pope Francis to sign letter to young people at popular Marian sanctuary

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VATICAN – The place Pope Francis chose to sign his letter to young people is an important and popular sanctuary housing the Holy House of Loreto.

Liberation theology co-founder supports declaring St. Romero 'doctor of the church'

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WASHINGTON – One of the founders of liberation theology in Latin America said he supports an effort to declare St. Oscar Romero a doctor of the Catholic Church.

Pope recognizes martyrdom of Romanian bishops, Italian missionary

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VATICAN – Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of an Italian missionary killed in Myanmar and seven Romanian Catholic bishops – one of whom was secretly named a cardinal by St. Paul VI – persecuted during the communist era.

German Catholics 'passing through a deep valley', says prominent lay leader

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The German Catholic Church is "in deep distress," said Thomas Sternberg, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics, the coordinating body of official German Catholic lay organizations.

Memento mori: ‘Remember your death’

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ST. LOUIS – We have one life. What are we doing with it? Are we remembering our death?