Pope recognizes martyrdom of U.S. Christian Brother

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982.
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Equestrian order supports Holy Land Catholics, encourages dialogue

The 30,000 members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem fund about 80 percent of the annual budget of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, ensuring that Catholic parishes and seminaries, schools and hospitals in Israel, Palestine and Jordan continue to function, said U.S. Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien.
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Human bones discovered at Vatican nunciature in Italy

The Vatican press office confirmed news reports that human bones had been found during reconstruction work in a building connected to the Vatican Embassy to Italy.
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Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- No one is excluded from the love of God or from being welcomed into the Catholic Church, but God's love and the church's welcome also come with a call to conversion, said the English-language groups at the Synod of Bishops.
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Without a doubt: Pope shares his thinking on key synod themes

As the Synod of Bishops on "young people, the faith and vocational discernment" was continuing at the Vatican, the pope tackled some of the synod's key questions when he met Oct. 13 with seminarians from the Lombardy region of northern Italy.
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Superiors general see no reason why women shouldn’t have vote at synod

Although bishops should increase the majority of voting members at a Synod of Bishops, the fact that the body is only consultative means women should be included as full members just as priests and religious brothers are, said three priests who are voting members.
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Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

Carrying Pope Paul VI's pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.
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Honesty, gratitude to God are basis of credibility, cardinal tells synod

Unless they recognize themselves as sinners rescued by Jesus, adults cannot be effective in helping young people find the path to faith and doing God's will, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago told the Synod of Bishops.
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McCarrick case: Vatican starting to acknowledge mistakes

Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and even abuse.
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Cardinal Ouellet responds to Archbishop Vigano on McCarrick case

Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington had been told by Vatican officials to withdraw from public life because of rumors about his sexual misconduct, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
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Archbishop urges synod to use care with language, especially on sexuality

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia told members of the Synod of Bishops their task was to help young people understand Catholic teaching on sexuality and to avoid using terms like "LGBTQ" that make it seem as if the church categorizes people that way.
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At synod, Sydney archbishop apologizes to young people for church failures

Australian Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney used his speech at the Synod of Bishops to formally apologize to young people for all the ways the Catholic Church and its members have harmed them or let them down.
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