Read more about the article Congolese Catholics take to the streets to protest increasing violence
A young woman in Kinshasa, Congo, carries a cross during a march to protest escalating violence in the the country, Dec. 4, 2022. (CNS photo/Justin Makangara, Reuters)

Congolese Catholics take to the streets to protest increasing violence

‘Every Congolese citizen who loves his country and is touched by the suffering of his people must rise up’

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Read more about the article Advent is opportunity to get off pedestal of superiority, pope says
A Nativity scene figure and the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square are seen as Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking the square at the Vatican Dec. 4, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Advent is opportunity to get off pedestal of superiority, pope says

‘Hypocrisy is the greatest danger, because it can even ruin the most sacred realities’

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Read more about the article ‘O Holy Night’ tops all hymns used in churches in December, according to poll
Members of the gospel choir of St. Saviour High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., sing during the Diocese of Brooklyn's annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 5, 2019, at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

‘O Holy Night’ tops all hymns used in churches in December, according to poll

List was compiled by Pushpay, which offers electronic giving options for churches and their congregants

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Read more about the article Being ‘inclusive’ of those with disabilities means valuing them, pope says
Pope Francis greets a woman at the end of an audience with people with disabilities Dec. 3, 2022, in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Being ‘inclusive’ of those with disabilities means valuing them, pope says

‘There is no inclusion if the experience of fraternity and mutual communion is missing’

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Read more about the article Catholic school art, music teachers find inspiration, camaraderie at event
Megan Miller, a music teacher and orchestra director, teaches during an Aug. 12, 2019, class session at St. Mary Catholic School in League City, Texas. Miller was one of nearly 75 educators to attend a recent continuing education and development day for art and music teachers hosted by the Catholic Schools Office and the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. (CNS photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald)

Catholic school art, music teachers find inspiration, camaraderie at event

‘The effort showed how we can be cultivating a Catholic identity into our music programs’

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Read more about the article Regional representatives meet pope, discuss ‘continental phase’ of synod
Pope Francis greets Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, during a meeting with the presidents and coordinators of the regional assemblies of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican Nov. 28, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Regional representatives meet pope, discuss ‘continental phase’ of synod

‘We want to walk together with you and, above all, with the Holy Spirit and with Jesus, in order to mend our Church’

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Read more about the article Diplomacy, Vatican style: Relationships are key, says former ambassador
Pope Francis exchanges greetings with Ken Hackett, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, and his wife, Joan, during a meeting with ambassadors to the Holy See at the Vatican Jan. 13, 2014. Hackett is the author of a new book, "The Vatican Code: American Diplomacy in the Time of Francis." (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Diplomacy, Vatican style: Relationships are key, says former ambassador

‘They’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t’

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Read more about the article USCCB committee decries rising antisemitism in U.S. 
Local and national media in University City, Mo., report on more than 170 toppled Jewish headstones Feb. 21, 2017, after a weekend vandalism attack on Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery near St. Louis. (CNS photo/Tom Gannam, Reuters)

USCCB committee decries rising antisemitism in U.S. 

‘In unequivocal terms, we condemn any and all violence directed at the Jewish people’

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Read more about the article Overcoming Christian divisions would give world hope, pope tells patriarch
Pope Francis greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at Sakhir Palace in Awali, Bahrain, in this Nov. 4, 2022, file photo. In a letter to Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis said Christians must acknowledge how sin has exacerbated divisions and how growing in holiness is part of the search for Christian unity. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Overcoming Christian divisions would give world hope, pope tells patriarch

‘The full restoration of communion among all the believers in Jesus Christ is an irrevocable commitment for every Christian’

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