Read more about the article Nearby Texas Catholic church reaches out during hostage crisis at synagogue
Local and national media, along with police, crowd the parking lot at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Colleyville, Texas, Jan. 15, 2022, after four hostages were taken during services at nearby Congregation Beth Israel. After about an 11-hour standoff with an FBI crisis response team on the scene, the incident at the synagogue ended with the hostages' release and the hostage-taker being fatally shot. (CNS photo/Kevin Bartram, North Texas Catholic Magazine)

Nearby Texas Catholic church reaches out during hostage crisis at synagogue

‘A frightening experience for the family’

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Read more about the article Gomez: Imitate Rev. King’s ‘example, prophetic witness’ in work for justice
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington is seen in this illustration photo. The life and legacy of the slain civil rights leader is commemorated Jan. 17, 2022, which is a federal holiday. Beginning in 1970, a number of states and cities made his birthday, Jan. 15, a holiday. In 1983, Congress declared a federal holiday for Rev. King and set the annual observance for the third Monday of January. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Gomez: Imitate Rev. King’s ‘example, prophetic witness’ in work for justice

The civil rights leader ‘was driven by the biblical vision of righteousness and truth’

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Read more about the article Vatican announces ‘Pilgrims of Hope’ as motto for Holy Year 2025
A woman touches the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica after Pope Francis opened it to mark the inauguration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy at the Vatican in this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo. Pope Francis has approved the theme "Pilgrims of Hope" to be the motto for the Holy Year 2025. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Vatican announces ‘Pilgrims of Hope’ as motto for Holy Year 2025

Motto aims to give a concise sense of the full meaning of the jubilee journey

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Read more about the article Pope hails as heroes parents who risk everything for their kids
Aida Mariela Unayche, 43, stands at the door of her home as she wears a face mask as a protection against the spread of COVID-19, in Manzanares, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in this April 8, 2021, file photo. In a recent interview, Pope Francis said he was praying for all families who are suffering. (CNS photo/Agustin Marcarian, Reuters)

Pope hails as heroes parents who risk everything for their kids

‘Precisely in this time that is so difficult, we needed someone who could encourage us, help us, inspire us’

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Read more about the article Priest continues to counsel police one year after Capitol insurrection
Father William Gurnee delivers a homily during Mass at St. Joseph's Parish on Capitol Hill in Washington Jan. 10, 2021, four days after a mob stormed the nearby U.S. Capitol. (CNS photo/Andrew Biraj, Catholic Standard)

Priest continues to counsel police one year after Capitol insurrection

'Many officers are still not able to get back to work’

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Read more about the article Dublin archbishop: ‘Radical change is coming in the Church’
Irish Archbishop Dermot Farrell receives his pallium at St. Mary's Pro Cathedral in Dublin Aug. 7, 2021. After a year at the head of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Archbishop Farrell said, "Radical change is coming in the church," which will see a renewal of energy and new forms of ministry. (CNS photo/courtesy John McElroy)

Dublin archbishop: ‘Radical change is coming in the Church’

Will lead to renewal of energy and new forms of ministry

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Read more about the article Though problems abound, God-given hope never fails, pope says
Pope Francis greets children as he participates in an evening prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 31, 2021. The traditional service on New Year's Eve is to give thanks for the past year. (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

Though problems abound, God-given hope never fails, pope says

Pope gives thanksgiving for blessings of the past year

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Read more about the article Pew: Catholic numbers hold steady, ‘nones’ rise, Protestants decrease
Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory processes into Mass in the Crypt Church at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Sept. 16, 2021. The percentage of Catholics in the U.S. population in 2021 held steady at 21% in the latest Pew Research Center survey, issued Dec. 14. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Pew: Catholic numbers hold steady, ‘nones’ rise, Protestants decrease

Proportion of Christians in the U.S. population continues to slide

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Read more about the article Pour money into education, not weapons, wars, pope tells nations
Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, speaks at a news conference at the Vatican Dec. 21, 2021, for the release of Pope Francis' message for the Jan. 1, 2022 World Day of Peace. Cardinal Turkson downplayed his offer to Pope Francis to resign as head of the dicastery, saying he had completed his five-year term and it was up to the pope to decide what comes next.(CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pour money into education, not weapons, wars, pope tells nations

Call comes in annual message for World Day of Peace, Jan. 1

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