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Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, attends a news conference at the Vatican in this March 1, 2018, file photo. In a May 7, 2021, letter, Cardinal Ladaria cautioned U.S. bishops about implementing a national policy on Communion for politicians who support "abortion, euthanasia or other moral evils." (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Vatican official cautions U.S. bishops on politicians and Communion

U.S. bishops preparing to address Catholic politicians and ‘the worthiness to receive holy Communion’

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Read more about the article Being a catechist is a vocation, pope says in establishing formal ministry
Michael Ouma, a lay Catholic catechist who serves in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, is pictured in this Feb. 16, 2011, file photo. In a document released May 11, 2021, Pope Francis instituted the "ministry of catechist." (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Being a catechist is a vocation, pope says in establishing formal ministry

Formal institution into the ministry of catechist signifies that the service is stable, delegated by the bishop, and publicly recognized by the church.

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Pope Francis speaks in a recorded video message to an online health care conference May 8, 2021. Health care must be free from inequality and open to all those who are ill, the pope said in his remarks to the "Exploring the Mind, Body and Soul -- Unite to Prevent and Unite to Cure" conference. The conference was organized jointly by the Pontifical Council for Culture, its Science and Faith Foundation and the New York-based Cura Foundation and Stem for Life Foundation. (CNS photo/courtesy Meagher Group)

Pope thanks health care workers, urges equal access to care for all

Pope Francis underlined the importance of the conference uniting philosophical and theological reflection with scientific research, especially in the field of medicine.

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Read more about the article ‘Amoris Laetitia’ family portraits: Sometimes messy, but grace-filled
Gregory K. Hillis, a professor of theology at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, takes a selfie with his wife, Kim, and their sons Isaac, Leo and Sam. Hillis spoke with Catholic News Service about the "Amoris Laetitia" Family Year, which opened March 19. The year is an opportunity for Catholics to read Pope Francis' 2016 document and discover its reflections on family life. (CNS photo/courtesy of Gregory K. Hillis)

‘Amoris Laetitia’ family portraits: Sometimes messy, but grace-filled

This "Amoris Laetitia" Family Year is an opportunity for Catholics to read Pope Francis' 2016 document and discover its reflections on family life

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Read more about the article Equal access to health care is a matter of justice, cardinal says
A health worker checks a passenger's temperature and pulse at a railway station platform during the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai, India, April 7, 2021. (CNS photo/Francis Mascarenhas, Reuters)

Equal access to health care is a matter of justice, cardinal says

Ensuring access to health care requires ‘moral commitment by the countries with the greatest resources.’

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Read more about the article Christ’s victory over death proclaims a second chance for all, pope says
Pope Francis walks near flowers prior to delivering his Easter message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) after celebrating Easter Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 4, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Christ’s victory over death proclaims a second chance for all, pope says

Jesus calls on all Christians today to ‘overcome barriers, banish prejudices,’ says pope

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Read more about the article Christ’s cross a beacon of hope in stormy seas, pope says at audience
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican March 31, 2021. The pope reflected on the Easter triduum and the hope Christ's passion, death and resurrection brings in uncertain times. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Christ’s cross a beacon of hope in stormy seas, pope says at audience

Pope Francis reminded that Easter is when "all questions and uncertainties, hesitations and fears are dispelled" by Christ's resurrection.

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Read more about the article Virtual closeness, real community: During pandemic, Pope’s ministry flourishes online
Pope Francis is pictured on a Vatican television camera as he celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this Feb. 17, 2021, file photo. The pope and his liturgy and communication teams have made deliberate decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic to convey the pope's closeness to those suffering. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Virtual closeness, real community: During pandemic, Pope’s ministry flourishes online

As Holy Week approaches, Pope will continue to connect with faithful around the world through video and social media

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