Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blasts
An injured man is assisted following explosions in Beirut Aug. 4, 2020. Two massive explosions near the port of the Lebanese capital injured dozens of people and shattered windows in buildings blocks away. (CNS photo/Mohamed Azakir, Reuters) See POPE-LEBANON-EXPLOSION and LEBANON-EXPLOSION-REACT Aug. 5, 2020.

Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blasts

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- Lebanese were reeling after a massive explosion at Beirut's port destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods across the capital, and Catholic leaders immediately took action and called…

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In light of pandemic, pope will begin new series on social doctrine
People walk in St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis gives his weekly general audience livestreamed from the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Aug. 5, 2020. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) See POPE-AUDIENCE-HEALING Aug. 5, 2020.

In light of pandemic, pope will begin new series on social doctrine

People walk in St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis gives his weekly general audience livestreamed from the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Aug. 5, 2020. CNS photo/Remo…

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Catholic Charities USA’s pandemic assistance totals nearly $400 million
A woman waits in line at Catholic Charities' Spanish Catholic Center parking lot in Washington July 15, 2020, to pick up free food supplies. Catholic Charities USA agencies have provided nearly $400 million in assistance during the first four months of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) See CATHOLIC-CHARITIES-PANDEMIC-ASSISTANCE Aug. 4, 2020.

Catholic Charities USA’s pandemic assistance totals nearly $400 million

A woman waits in line at Catholic Charities' Spanish Catholic Center parking lot in Washington July 15, 2020, to pick up free food supplies. Catholic Charities USA agencies have provided…

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Autor alemán dice que papa retirado Benedicto se encuentra ‘frágil’
Retired Pope Benedict XVI smiles at Germany's Munich Airport before his departure to Rome June 22, 2020. Pope Benedict, who is 93, traveled to Germany to see his ailing older brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who is 96. (CNS photo/Sven Hoppe, pool via Reuters) See BENEDICT-GERMANY-GEORG June 19, 2020, and BENEDICT-VATICAN June 22, 2020.

Autor alemán dice que papa retirado Benedicto se encuentra ‘frágil’

El papa retirado Benedicto XVI habla con su secretario privado, el arzobispo Georg Ganswein, en el aeropuerto alemán de Múnich antes de su partida a Roma el 22 de junio…

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Denunciando racismo, obispo de El Paso forma comisión un año tras masacre
A man prays at a memorial Aug. 6, 2019, three days after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. A year after the deadly shooting, El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz has announced the formation of a group to address racism as a way to honor the victims. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters) See SEITZ-COMMISSION-SHOOTING Aug. 3, 2020.

Denunciando racismo, obispo de El Paso forma comisión un año tras masacre

Un joven reza cerca de un monumento conmemorativo el 6 de agosto de 2019, tres días después de un tiroteo masivo en una tienda Walmart en El Paso, Texas. Un…

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Christians must courageously share with others, pope says at Angelus
Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St. Peter's Square from a window of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican during the Angelus Aug. 2, 2020. (CNS photo/IPA/Sipa via Reuters) See POPE-ANGELUS-COMPASSION Aug. 3, 2020.

Christians must courageously share with others, pope says at Angelus

https://youtu.be/jsKtgj2Xhq0 VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- True compassion requires "courageous sharing," not telling people to go fend for themselves, Pope Francis said. God operates according to "the logic of taking responsibility…

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Bishops from Japan, U.S. call Catholics to work for nuclear disarmament
In this 2018 file photo, peace activists hold a Catholic prayer service of repentance near the White House for the use of nuclear weapons on Japan during World War II. Bishops from Japan and the U.S. explored Catholic efforts to end the danger of nuclear weapons during an Aug. 3, 2020, webinar commemorating the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bomb drop on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See MALLOY-TAKAMI-NUCLEAR-DISARMAMENT Aug. 3, 2020.

Bishops from Japan, U.S. call Catholics to work for nuclear disarmament

In this 2018 file photo, peace activists hold a Catholic prayer service of repentance near the White House for the use of nuclear weapons on Japan during World War II.…

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German author says retired Pope Benedict is ‘extremely frail’
Retired Pope Benedict XVI smiles at Germany's Munich Airport before his departure to Rome June 22, 2020. Pope Benedict, who is 93, traveled to Germany to see his ailing older brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who is 96. (CNS photo/Sven Hoppe, pool via Reuters) See BENEDICT-GERMANY-GEORG June 19, 2020, and BENEDICT-VATICAN June 22, 2020.

German author says retired Pope Benedict is ‘extremely frail’

Retired Pope Benedict XVI smiles at Germany’s Munich Airport before his departure to Rome June 22, 2020. Pope Benedict, who is 93, traveled to Germany to see his ailing older…

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Bishops to Congress: Help Black families meet children’s educational needs
Third graders at St. John Berchmans School in Chicago walk outside of the building, in this 2013 file photo. Catholic schools, especially those serving urban areas, have been disproportionately impacted in the ongoing fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, three U.S. bishops told the Congressional Black Caucus leaders July 31, 2020. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World) See BISHOPS-CAUCUS-URBAN-SCHOOLS July 31, 2020.

Bishops to Congress: Help Black families meet children’s educational needs

Third graders at St. John Berchmans School in Chicago walk outside of the building, in this 2013 file photo. Catholic schools, especially those serving urban areas, have been disproportionately impacted…

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Casi un tercio de obispos brasileños firma carta crítica del gobierno
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a protective mask, holds a banana before a ceremony of lowering the national flag for the night at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia July 24, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Adriano Machado, Reuters) See BRAZIL-BISHOPS-BOLSONARO July 30, 2020.

Casi un tercio de obispos brasileños firma carta crítica del gobierno

El presidente brasileño, Jair Bolsonaro, aparece con una máscara protectora, antes de una ceremonia de la bajada de la bandera nacional en el Palacio Alvorada en Brasilia, el 24 de…

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