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Youth overjoyed to welcome Pope Francis

August 26, 2013
LISE ALVES
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

RIO DE JANEIRO – "I saw the pope! I saw the pope!" yelled Hiago Ferreira de Araujo of Feira de Santana, Brazil, as he jumped up and down like a little kid who had just scored a goal.

Pope finds true security in walking with the people

August 26, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM BRAZIL – With a few Vatican police standing at attention in the back of the Alitalia plane flying him back to Rome, Pope Francis told reporters about his security even before being asked.

Slum dwellers greet papal visitor with open arms

August 26, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

RIO DE JANEIRO – Visiting one of this city's notorious "favelas," or slums, Pope Francis denounced corruption and a "culture of selfishness and individualism."

Charismatics stir L. American Church with joyous prayer

August 26, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

During World Youth Day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, July 23-28, many worshippers in the crowds could be seen swaying from side to side, arms raised in the air, wearing rapt or joyous expressions on their faces.

Pope Francis offers a blueprint for the perfect bishop

August 26, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

RIO DE JANEIRO – Bishops should lead without being authoritarian, adopt "simplicity and austerity of life" and care for their dioceses without ambitions for more prominent appointments, said Pope Francis.

K of C bounds to new records in loving their neighbors

Carl Anderson

August 26, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Saying "our order is stronger today than ever before, and the best is yet to come," Supreme Knight Carl Anderson chronicled the record-setting activity of the Knights of Columbus at the organization's 131st annual convention.

Knights called to become missionaries

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller

August 26, 2013
JORDAN MCMORROUGH
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley highlighted the New Evangelization in the pontificate of Pope Francis in an Aug. 6 address to the Knights of Columbus supreme convention in San Antonio, Texas.

MP touts British solution for fighting against porn

Joy Smith

August 26, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Conservative MP Joy Smith has called for Canada to follow Britain's lead getting Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block pornography in order to protect children.

Martyr's door

August 26, 2013

A statue of St. Isaac Jogues, one of the Canadian Martyrs, is seen on one of the two restored bronze doors at the main entrance of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York following their installation Aug. 14.

Olds Catholics go all out to help flooded High River

July 22, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Catholics from St. Stephen's Parish in Olds saw the devastation in High River they decided they had to do something. Armed with shovels, generators and power-washers, they went down to the flooded town twice this month to help clean up the mess.