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Architect turns 67,000 tiny LEGO pieces into Vatican City State replica

Sep 17, 2021 News
We all know Rome wasn't built in a day, but LEGO architect Rocco Buttliere had three months, which definitely gave him a running start over Julius Caesar.

Pope: Bishops must handle Communion debate as shepherds, not with censures

Sep 16, 2021 News
The debate about denying Communion to politicians who support abortion must be handled in a pastoral way, not by public condemnations that seek to "excommunicate" Catholics who are not in line with church teaching, Pope Francis said.

Faith must identify with those who suffer, pope says at Mass

Sep 15, 2021 News
The world needs Christians who are "signs of contradiction," who demonstrate the beauty of the Gospel rather than hostility toward others, Pope Francis said.

Report outlines complaints of border agents’ treatment of asylum-seekers

Sep 14, 2021 News
A joint report by the Kino Border Initiative and Network, the Catholic social justice lobby, details complaints lodged against U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents against those seeking asylum at the Arizona-Mexico border.

After warm welcome to Slovakia, pope encourages Christian leaders to unite

Sep 13, 2021 News
Hundreds of men, women and children gathered on the tarmac of Bratislava international airport Sept. 12 to welcome Pope Francis for a visit of less than 72 hours.

Visitors leave Flight 93 National Memorial with ‘sense of awe’

Sep 10, 2021 News
Twenty years ago, an abandoned strip mine in western Pennsylvania transformed in one shocking moment into a national shrine, a living testament to the courage of everyday Americans faced with a life-or-death choice.

West Virginia bishop urges vaccinations, mask-wearing to slow virus

Sep 9, 2021 News
Becoming vaccinated and wearing a face mask are "genuine acts of love" that can protect friends, neighbors and "our own health" during the widening coronavirus pandemic, said Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia.

Choose life by choosing to care for creation, Christian leaders say

Sep 8, 2021 News
The recent extreme weather events and natural disasters show humanity is now paying the price of how it has been treating creation, said a joint message by three Christian leaders, including Pope Francis.

At Angelus, pope prays for Ida victims, Afghan refugees

Sep 7, 2021 News
Pope Francis offered prayers to the victims and families affected by Hurricane Ida, which devastated the southern and northeastern United States.