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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — Although the church in Africa still faces many challenges linked to poverty, it is becoming less dependent on funding from developed countries, say African church leaders.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People said Floribeth Mora Diaz was crazy to think Blessed John Paul II interceded with God to heal her brain aneurysm, but if so, “then it is a blessed craziness, because I’m healthy,” she told reporters at the Vatican.
Booming St. Joseph’s in Downingtown packed in the faithful for a Holy Week penance service held just for the parish, not the deanery or county.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Paul VI, who led the church between the pontificates of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, may be beatified in October, an Italian Catholic magazine reported.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reports that Pope Francis told an Argentine woman civilly married to a divorced man that she can receive Communion “cannot be confirmed as reliable,” said Jesuit Father Federico, the Vatican spokesman.
PITTSBURGH (CNS) — Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington told Catholic educators in Pittsburgh for the National Catholic Educational Association’s annual convention that “education is the task of all of us.”
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Understanding the differences in how the Catholic Church and member churches of the Anglican Communion structure authority and exercise it are key to understanding how each body arrives at its teaching and practices on critical issues in ethics and moral theology.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — A deportation order for El Salvador’s former defense minister who lives in Florida but presided over an era of atrocities and torture in his own country underscores a new era of U.S. foreign policy, according to one of the lead attorneys who sued the official, retired Gen. Jose Guillermo Garcia, in U.S. District Court in 2002.
SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — A homeless San Francisco man was among the thousands of Americans who joined the Catholic Church over the Easter weekend through their participation in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
The efforts of the Philadelphia Archdiocese and the church in America at preventing child abuse through training are resulting in communities of adults who are watching out for potential abusers.