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    ROME (CNS) -- Recalling Jesus' death on the cross, Pope Francis led thousands on Good Friday in reflecting on the crosses of loneliness, fear and betrayal that crucify countless men, women and children in the world. In the annual Way of the Cross in ...

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  • 'Their Calvary was lengthy': Pope's Stations recall those exploited

    ROME (CNS) -- Recalling Jesus' death on the cross, Pope Francis led thousands on Good Friday in reflecting on the crosses of loneliness, fear and betrayal that crucify countless men, women and children in the world. In the annual Way of the Cross in ...

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  • Indiana parishes pray for fallen-away Catholics through Lent

    MERILLVILLE, Ind. (CNS) -- Two parishes in Northwest Indiana dedicated their Lenten journey to praying for those who have left the Catholic Church and for their return to the fullness of the faith through the intercession of the Mother of God, Searcher ...

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  • 'Nones' rise amid declining church attendance, survey shows

    Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2019 CNA.- Church membership in the United States has dropped considerably in the last two decades, and the number of people who say they have no religion has increased, a new report from Gallup shows. The decline in “membership” ...

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On Good Friday, papal preacher says cross brings hope to the oppressed


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The cross serves as a warning to the powerful and a message of hope for the poor and oppressed, said the preacher of the papal household. With Christ's crucifixion, death and resurrection, "a total reversal of roles has taken place: The vanquished has become the victor; the one judged has become the judge,"Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa said during an April 19 service commemorating Christ's death on the cross.

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Priest says outsiders caused riots that led to death in Northern Ireland


LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (CNS) -- A priest who ministered to an independent journalist killed by paramilitaries described the killers as "anti-Christ." Lyra McKee was shot April 18, Holy Thursday evening, while she covered a riot Londonderry, just on the border with the Irish Republic. McKee, 29, was killed by a gunman who was shooting at police.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


As regular readers will remember, I arrived in Rome late last week for meetings of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and of the Council of Cardinals advising the Holy Father. The commission met Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and there were other meetings with a number of different dicasteries, including the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Congregation for Bishops, and the Congregation for Religious.

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