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Meet the 14 men who will become cardinals in June

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here are brief biographical notes about each of the 14 churchmen who will become cardinals June 29. Their names are listed in the order Pope Francis announced them May 20: • Iraqi Cardinal-designate Louis Raphael I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic patriarch, was…


Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal’s hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others. Announcing his choices…


The Holy Spirit changes hearts, pope says on Pentecost

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians should begin each day invoking the Holy Spirit, praying that the Spirit will lead them and the church closer to God and closer to any person in need, Pope Francis said on Pentecost. Celebrating Mass May 20 in St….


Ambassadors of Christ: Deacons ordained at Cathedral

By Katherine Long | Editor Fourteen men were ordained to the Order of Deacon in a unique celebration at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception May 19: Bishop Robert J. Cunningham ordained ten men as permanent deacons to serve in the Diocese of Syracuse; one man as a permanent deacon to…


Cardinal says separating abortion from Title X funds ‘greatly needed’

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman praised the Trump administration’s move to reinstate Reagan-era regulations banning any family planning clinic that receives Title X federal funds from making abortion referrals or sharing space with abortion providers. “The news that the Trump administration will be…


Pope to canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome Oct. 14

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others saints Oct. 14 at the Vatican during the meeting of the world Synod of Bishops, an institution Blessed Paul revived. The date was announced May 19 during…


Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

By Catholic News Service HOUSTON (CNS) — In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would “unite to support and offer healing to those affected.” “As a society, we must strive for a way to…



Meet the deacons: Class of 2018

By Katherine Long | Editor and Tom Maguire | Associate Editor Eleven men will be ordained permanent deacons May 19. Meet the Class of 2018:   Mark Berube Wife: April Already a man of wide experience, Berube humbly calls himself “a work in progress” who looks forward to “growing with…


Hollywood meets Holy See: Making movies at the Vatican

By Robert Duncan Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In early May, dozens of movie extras dressed as cardinals milled around the streets outside St. Peter’s Square. One member of the film crew told The New York Times: “This is the dominion of Netflix.” But when it comes to…