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  • How Benedict XVI's resignation changed the papacy

    Vatican City, May 30, 2016 CNA.- When Pope emeritus Benedict XVI resigned as pontiff three years ago, he added a new dimension to the papacy, said his personal secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein. Archbishop Ganswein remains prefect of the Pontifical ...

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  • How Benedict XVI's resignation changed the papacy

    Vatican City, May 30, 2016 CNA.- When Pope emeritus Benedict XVI resigned as pontiff three years ago, he added a new dimension to the papacy, said his personal secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein. Archbishop Ganswein remains prefect of the Pontifical ...

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  • These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison

    Santiago, Chile, May 28, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's Prison Center to spend time with the inmates and attend Mass with them. “I don't ...

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These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison


Santiago, Chile, May 28, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's Prison Center to spend time with the inmates and attend Mass with them.

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Ignore the church schedule and serve the people, pope tells deacons


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their lives, Pope Francis said. A servant "is not a slave to his own agenda," but rather always is prepared for the unexpected and responds, even if that means ignoring the parish schedule, the pope said May 29 at a Mass for the Jubilee of Deacons in St. Peter's Square.

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In tough times, Texas couple works hard to give daughters a future


BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CNS) -- Gustavo Rodriguez knew he couldn't study math forever. The impoverished conditions in his town in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas in the early 1980s just wouldn't allow it. So instead of crunching numbers with a pencil and notepad his parents couldn't afford, he decided to pinch centavos elsewhere, away from home.

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Deacons gather in Rome, share reflections on ministry, challenges


ROME (CNS) -- Thousands of permanent deacons and their wives began their Year of Mercy celebration by cutting straight to the heart of what it means to be a deacon, how the ministry impacts their families and the challenge of explaining their vocation to others, including bishops and priests.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Last Friday (5/13), I celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, where I received an honorary degree in Theology. Steubenville, of course, is making a very unique contribution to the life of the Church. It has been a great source of vocations and training for Church leadership. Something like 70 to 80 percent of the students there are in studies related to theology or evangelization. Wherever you go in the country, you find young people teaching Catholic schools, or running RCIA, youth ministry, and campus ministry programs, who have been trained at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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