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Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

While serving as a missionary with Minnesota-based NET Ministries at a parish in Texas, in fall 2016, Suness Jones received a personally addressed email from the Vatican.

Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as "evil" and "enemies," it is imperative to remember that in America, "our political opponents are not evil, they are just our opponents," according to Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Doctrine won’t change, but LGBTQ Catholics need care, U.S. observer says

One small group's discussions at the Synod of Bishops concerning the LGBTQ community focused on how the Catholic Church could best minister to people who already feel marginalized and attacked by the church itself, a U.S. synod participant said.

Synod final document must include scandal of trafficking, cardinal says

The scandal of human trafficking, which affects millions of young people in the world, needs to be included in the Synod of Bishops' final document, one synod father said.

March for Life in January will emphasize ‘pro-life is pro-science’

Next year's March for Life plans to fortify its pro-life message with science that proves life begins at conception and with a specific focus on stem-cell research.

Vietnam releases, then exiles jailed Catholic blogger

Vietnam has freed a well-known Catholic blogger and rights activist jailed two years ago for posting anti-government material on social media and forced her into exile in the United States.

Champions for Life winners moved by story of baby found at German church

St. John Paul II Champions for Life award winners and their guests heard a concrete reminder Oct. 18 of what their work means.

Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he’s open to visiting North Korea

Pope Francis, at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he is willing to visit North Korea.

Speakers address palliative care, pain management, treating ‘whole person’

A woman religious suffering from metastatic breast cancer in the final stages received medication to ease severe pain and thanked the doctors and nurses.

Patients, families urged to learn more about palliative, hospice care

Palliative and hospice care "address the needs of the whole person, which is the foundation of Catholic health care," said Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of Charity, who is president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, based in St. Louis.