New Year calls for courage and hope, pope francis says

Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic News Service

‘Creating a Culture of Encounter’ theme for National Migration Week

"Creating a Culture of Encounter" is the theme of 2017's National Migration Week, an annual observance the U.S. Catholic bishops began over 25 years ago.

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Catholic News Service

Father Tolton’s remains exhumed; his cause takes step forward

On the morning of Dec. 10 in a cemetery in Quincy, Father Augustus Tolton's cause for canonization took one step further as his remains were exhumed and verified.

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Catholic News Service

World scarred by war, greed must welcome prince of peace, pope says

The song of the angels that heralded the birth of Christ urges men and women to seek peace in a world divided by war, terrorism and greed, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic News Service

Reform is more than just a face-lift, pope tells Curia

The reform of the Roman Curia is not a mere face-lift to rejuvenate an aging body but a process of deep, personal conversion, Pope Francis said.

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Some Ukrainian Catholics struggle with when to celebrate Christmas

Olesia Kuzo of Sacramento, California, prepares the traditional Ukrainian Christmas play called vertep. Her three daughters and children of relatives and friends will take part. Kuzo adapted and remade three different scenarios and conducted the rehearsals.

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Catholic News Service

‘Fences’ actor got his career started at his Catholic high school

In a real-life situation akin to the "High School Musical" movie franchise, Russell Hornsby was a jock who got the acting bug via the high school musical.

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Catholic News Service

Volunteers help children in need feel joy of Christmas with donated toys

St. Joseph Worker Program participant Kiki Sykes knows by name the children she serves at the nonprofit Jeremiah Program, and she also knows that the ones experiencing poverty might not receive what they're wishing for this Christmas.

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Catholic News Service

Missionary experience seen as key to preparing bishops for larger roles

Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Edward J. Burns from Juneau, Alaska, to Dallas Dec. 13 generated a lot of excitement at Catholic Extension in Chicago.

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Catholic News Service

In multicultural Lebanon, Nativity scenes are common in public places

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