Palestinians react July 27 as they enter the compound known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, and to Jews as Temple Mount, after Israel removed all security measures it had installed. (CNS photo/Muammar Awad , Reuters)

West Bank priests stress nonviolence as youths protest Israeli occupation

With tensions still high in the Old City following weeks of violence, Father Firas Aridah completed his work at the Latin Patriarchate early so he could leave Jerusalem for his West Bank parish before any possible violence began.

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Catholic News Service

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori delivers the homily at an Aug. 3 memorial Mass for deceased members of the Knights of Columbus during the organization's Supreme Convention St. Louis. (CNS photo/Teak Phillips, St. Louis Review)

Example of founder of Knights ‘etched in our hearts,’ says archbishop

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori paid tribute Aug. 3 to deceased members of the Knights of Columbus for their lives and example of charity and also recalled the founder of the fraternal order, Father Michael J. McGivney, for his life of devotion and service.

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Catholic News Service

People gather inside St. Mary's Cathedral in 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. Church sources say they expect Pope Francis to visit in late November. (CNS photo/EPA)

Pope expected to visit Myanmar in late November

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Blessed Paul VI in the grotto of St. Peter’s Basilica Aug. 6, the 39th anniversary of Pope Paul's death. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano).

Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.

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Sister Carol Sansone, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who is principal at St. Joseph School in Imperial, Mo., speaks with another attendee April 18 at the National Catholic Educational Association's Convention & Expo at the America's Center in St. Louis. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

Catholic educators get new ideas at annual NCEA convention

More than 8,000 Catholic educators attended the April 18-20 National Catholic Educational Association Convention in St. Louis this year and many of them picked up ideas during the gathering to use in their own schools.

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Catholic News Service

Portraits of the homeless are displayed in a studio in artist Mary Larson's Shoreline, Wash., home in this Jan. 25 photo. (CNS photo/Stephen Brashear, Northwest Catholic)

Faith inspires artist to feature homeless in portraits of compassion

Among Mary Larson's Shoreline living-room pictures is a small photo of a man with furrowed eyebrows and a full white beard. His name is James, but when Larson knew him, he was better known as "The Professor."

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Catholic News Service

People cross a street past a poster depicting Syrian President Bashar Assad April 7 in Damascus. Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the April 7 U.S. missile strikes against their nation, made in response to chemical attacks reported April 4. (CNS photo/Omar Sanadiki, Reuters)

Catholic leaders in Syria criticize U.S. missile strikes

Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported April 4.

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Catholic News Service

Young people talk during a conference in Rome April 6. The conference was in preparation for next year's Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment and World Youth Day in 2019. (CNS photo/courtesy Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life)

Conference aims to give young people a voice ahead of synod, WYD

Preparing for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on youths and the celebration of World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, the Catholic Church needs to examine how it speaks to young people, several of them told a Vatican meeting.

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Catholic News Service

Retired Pope Benedict XVI makes a toast during celebrations marking his 88th birthday in 2015 at the Vatican. Before he was elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger once wrote he was grateful for being born April 16, 1927, a day that fell during the church's most intense liturgical season. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Birthday book: Scholars offer Pope Benedict traditional German tribute

Before he was elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger once wrote that he was grateful for being born on a day that fell during the church's most intense liturgical season.

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Catholic News Service

Children jump on a trampolines in 2016 in Johannesburg. Most of Christianity's future growth is likely to be in the global South, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where the Christian population is relatively young, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. (CNS photo/Kim Ludbrook, EPA)

Pew study shows Christianity’s growth will be in global South

Most of Christianity's future growth is likely to be in the global South, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where the Christian population is relatively young, according to a new analysis from the U.S.-based Pew Research Center.

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Catholic News Service