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

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 5. The pope strongly condemned a chemical attack in Syria the previous day that left 70 people dead. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope horrified by ‘unacceptable massacre’ in Syria

Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead.

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Catholic News Service

People cross a street flooded by the Piura River March 27 in Peru. Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march April 29 in the nation's capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss the issue of climate change. (CNS photo/Edwin Zapata Alvarado, EPA)

Catholics to open climate march with Mass, prayer, Capitol Hill visits

Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march in the nation's capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill as part of two days of activities.

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Catholic News Service

Maddyson Holmes, 10, Kahryn Phelps, 10, and Ava Shinners, 8, fill bottles in late February at a special water fountain at the Bishop John A. Marshall School in Morrisville, Vt. The fountain is designed to refill water bottles. (CNS photo/Cori Fugere Urban, Vermont Catholic)

Vermont Catholic school takes responsibility to care for earth seriously

Earth Day 2017 will be observed throughout the world April 22, but for the students, faculty and staff at Bishop John A. Marshall School in Morrisville in the Burlington Diocese, every school day is Earth Day.

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis talks with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a private audience April 4 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vincenzo Pinto, pool via Reuters)

Pope Francis meets Britain’s Prince Charles at the Vatican

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, met April 4 with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

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Catholic News Service