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U.S. bishops plan to be stronger advocates for Israeli-Palestinian peace

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- American bishops were returning to their dioceses after a nine-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a stronger resolve to advocate for peace and to urge the U.S. government to take a leadership role in ushering Israelis and Palestinians ... [Published Catholic News - 21 mins ago]
First reported 21 mins ago - Updated 21 mins ago - 1 reports

Scot bishops hope Catholics join public debate after independence vote

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- The Catholic bishops of Scotland said they accept the results of referendum in which Scot voters rejected independence. In a Sept. 19 statement, the Bishops' Conference of Scotland also commended "all those who participated ... [Published Catholic News - 21 mins ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Doctrinal wars? Both sides fire over Communion for divorced, remarried

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will not open until Oct. 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating what is bound to be one of its most controversial topics: the eligibility of divorced ... [Published Catholic News - Sep 18 2014]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

U.S. bishops emphasize importance of prayer during Holy Land pilgrimage

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) -- U.S. bishops visiting the Holy Land on a peace pilgrimage emphasized the importance of prayer, with Christians and non-Christians. "Prayer is so powerful, and it can also strengthen our resolve" to accomplish good "on behalf ... [Published Catholic News - 18 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Pope to bishops: Guard the faith, build hope, love sinners as they are

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Today's bishops must be as vigilant and courageous as sentinels keeping watch over the faith, and as forgiving and patient as Moses, leading a sinning people across harsh deserts to God, Pope Francis said. Their vocation is not to ... [Published Catholic News - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Philadelphia meeting, synods will be part of global debate on families

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican the following month, said the two archbishops responsible for planning ... [Published Catholic News - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Latin American families challenged by poverty, violence, social norms

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) -- Poverty, violence and changing social norms are causing the disintegration of the family structure across Latin America, church workers in the region said in advance of the October gathering of bishops in the ... [Published Catholic News - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Pope: People have yet to learn that war is madness, indifference a sin

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When will people ever learn that war is madness and conflicts are only resolved by forgiveness, Pope Francis asked. The pope said it is believed that more than 8 million soldiers and 7 million civilians died during World War I -- ... [Published Catholic News - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Presiding over the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated marriage as the union of a man and woman playing complementary roles during their common journey through life. "This is what marriage is all ... [Published Catholic News - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Bishop criticizes senator for politicizing summit on Mideast Christians

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Catholic bishop criticized Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for politicizing a conference of diverse political and church leaders working on behalf of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. "When you come to a hard political ... [Published Catholic News - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

East Jerusalem tour heightens U.S. bishops' awareness of complexities

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- U.S. bishops visiting the Holy Land said an on-the-ground tour and briefing about the situation in East Jerusalem heightened their awareness of the settlement issue in the divided city. "The expansion of settlements is quickly driving ... [Published Catholic News - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery is also a resting place for the living

ROME (CNS) -- Just a few steps away from Rome's traffic jams, blaring sirens and sticky heat, the city's Non-Catholic Cemetery is a garden of breezes and greenery, of crickets, birdsong, roses and pomegranate trees. Not surprisingly, it is also a magnet ... [Published Catholic News - Sep 13 2014]

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...In a Sept. 19 statement, the Bishops Conference of Scotland also commended "all those who participated in what was a passionate and sometimes partisan debate."
...Land Palestinians and Israelis who live sometimes with fear, sometimes with hate," Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, told Sept. 18. "In Gaza, we have witnessed the destruction, death and loss of family. We feel an urgent need to bring attention to this" he said
...Bank (CNS) -- U S bishops visiting the Holy Land on a peace pilgrimage emphasized the importance of prayer, with Christians and non-Christians. "Prayer is so powerful, and it can also strengthen our resolve" to accomplish good "on behalf of all parties involved," said Bishop Richard E Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, one of 18 bishops who made the nine-day pilgrimage...
...Their vocation is not to be wardens of a failed estate, "but custodians of 'Evangelii gaudium' (the joy of the gospel); therefore, you cannot be without the only treasure we really have to give, and that the world cannot give itself: the joy of God's love" he told new bishops

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