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Global peace, security demand an end to nuclear weapons, pope tells U.N.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Today’s threats to global peace and security must be countered through dialogue and development, not nuclear weapons, Pope Francis told the United Nations. “How sustainable is a stability based on fear, when it actually increases fear and undermines relationships of trust between peoples,” the pope asked in a letter sent to […]

April 2017 luncheon speakers for the First Friday Clubs are announced

The three First Friday Club luncheon speakers series in the Diocese of Cleveland will hold their respective luncheons beginning at noon on Thursday, April 6 and at noon on Friday, April 7. Margaret McIntyre-Stacy, program director, Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps, will be the guest speaker at the First Friday Club of Cleveland on Thursday, April […]

Lighting the way

Paschal candles are prominent in every Catholic church. Each year at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, a new one is blessed and lit to symbolize that Christ is the light of the world. These large, special liturgical candles also are lit at Masses throughout the Easter season, at baptisms and funeral liturgies. They burn […]

Pope asks children to promise Jesus they will never be bullies

ROME (CNS) – Pope Francis asked 45,000 children preparing for confirmation to promise Jesus they would never engage in bullying. Turning stern during a lively and laughter-filled encounter March 25, Pope Francis told the youngsters he was very worried about the growing phenomenon of bullying. He asked them to be silent and reflect on if […]

Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Following the resignation of a prominent member and abuse survivor, a pontifical commission charged with addressing issues related to clergy sex abuse vowed to continue to seek input from victims and survivors. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said the resignation of Marie Collins was a “central topic” of […]

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