IMAGE: CNS/Reuters By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Pope Francis for his support of the country’s new embassy to the Holy See. “This is a sign that the pope loves the Palestinian people and loves peace,” Abbas told the pope Jan. 14 before

IMAGE: CNS photo/Lucas Jackson, Reuters By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic panelists gathered to discuss “Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump” said it is difficult to get over some of the words the president-elect said during the campaign — and even before he was a candidate. But as

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Under certain circumstances and after long prayer and a profound examination of conscience, some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may return to the sacraments, said the bishops of Malta. With “an informed and enlightened conscience,” a separated or divorced person

IMAGE: CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Despite the apprehension over policies that could be enacted by a Republican-led Congress acting in accord with a Republican president in Donald Trump, the U.S. Catholic bishops remain hopeful that Congress will pass an immigration reform bill. “This is

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