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Amazon inhabitants hope synod will address lack of priests

The upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon will focus on the devastating effects of climate change on the environment and on indigenous communities, but it also will look at ways to meet the spiritual needs of the region's people.

Religious liberty, discrimination and DACA highlight court’s new term

The upcoming Supreme Court term -- which starts Oct. 7 -- will offer plenty of cases that Catholics will be paying close attention to including: the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a number of religious liberty cases including a school-choice program in Montana and workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender.

Humility: The mother of all virtues

Every time we visited relatives, my mother would admonish us, "Know your place!" adding, "Don’t be a showoff, practice humility!"

Here’s to Laudato Si’: Climate activist touts pope’s message in Twin Cities

Tomas Insua took a trip to the Philippines in 2014 that changed his life.

Downton Abbey — A-III (PG)

Those who've been yearning for a fix of interwar elegance ever since the popular ITV and PBS television series "Downton Abbey" went off the air in 2015 can rejoice.

Eritrean bishops protest government seizure of Catholic schools

Eritrean bishops protested the government's seizure of Catholic schools and asked that the church be enabled to continue its educational and health services.

‘They have lost absolutely everything,’ say volunteers back from Bahamas

An expert in disaster search and rescue who recently concluded a 13-day post-Hurricane Dorian operation in the Bahamas said that if there are scores of undiscovered fatalities there, their bodies were likely claimed by the sea.

Meet some angels of the Bible

"In my old age 'angels,' as I call them, have come to me," a 95-year-old woman named Erminia told Pope Francis during his March 2015 visit to Naples, Italy. Her angels included "young and not-so-young people," she explained. They "help me, visit me, support me in my daily struggles."

Priesthood is a gift, not a job, pope says

Being a priest is not a job or fulfilling an employment contract but is a gift from God that should be contemplated and treasured as such, Pope Francis said.

Council of Cardinals reviews input on draft constitution for Curia

Pope Francis' Council of Cardinals finished its first review and reflection on comments and proposals received for the draft of the proposed apostolic constitution reforming the Roman Curia.