IMAGE: CNS photo/Octavio Duran By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — Relics of Blessed Oscar Romero, including a handkerchief with blood from the day he was assassinated, will briefly be part of the U.S. Catholic Church’s Fortnight for Freedom observance July 1 in Los Angeles. A handkerchief with blood from the

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — New archbishops naturally wonder if they are the right person for the job, but reassurance comes from concelebrating Mass with Pope Francis, the pope who appointed them, said Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Celebrating the feast of

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The superior general of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said Pope Francis, rather than denouncing errors in Catholic doctrine, has “encouraged” them. “The Society of St. Pius X prays and does penance for the pope, that he might have the strength

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Prayer is a key that opens the door to God, unlocks selfish, fearful hearts and leads people from sadness to joy and from division to unity, Pope Francis said on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Prayer is “the

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