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Ignore the church schedule and serve the people, pope tells deacons
May 30 2016
Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their lives, Pope Francis said.

Cincinnati parishioners learn to ‘Civilize It’ during election season
May 27 2016
Archdiocese of Cincinnati is encouraging parishioners to remember that civility in politics is a virtue.

Albino refugees warned to avoid certain areas in Malawi
May 27 2016
Albinos in a Malawi refugee camp have to be warned not to walk alone outside the camp, a church official said after the May 24 killing of a 38-year-old farmer.

New department in archdiocese will make ministries more parish-focused
May 26 2016
When the Archdiocese of Chicago’s new Department of Parish Vitality and Mission debuts this summer, parishes should notice a new dedication to helping them fulfill the church’s mission, according to the department’s directors.

Fatima Facts: Vatican shepherds the flock away from conspiracy claims
May 26 2016
The publication of “The Message of Fatima” in 2000 included a photocopy of the text handwritten in 1944 by Sister Lucia dos Santos.

Vatican bank supervisory members step down over management differences
May 25 2016
Two members of the Vatican bank’s board of supervisors handed in their resignation over a difference in opinion concerning the bank’s management.

Slovak nun who died in Kenya to be buried in South Sudan, where she served
May 25 2016
The body of murdered Sister Veronika Theresia Rackova, 58, director of St. Bakhita Medical Center in Yei, South Sudan, will be interred in Yei, not in Kenya as earlier planned.

Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says
May 24 2016
“Bite your tongue a little. Your tongue will swell up a bit, but your spirit will be holier,” the pope said.

‘The meeting is the message,’ pope tells head of al-Azhar
May 23 2016
After five years of tension, Pope Francis and the grand imam of one of the most important Sunni Muslim universities in the world embraced at the Vatican.

Court remands two HHS challenges to lower courts ‘in light of Zubik’
May 23 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court in orders issued May 23 remanded two Catholic entities’ legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts.