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New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The church's newest saints represent a diverse group of people who offer encouragement and hope to Christians today through their example, a Brazilian bishop said.

In Holy Land, Franciscan finds peace in prayer, ministering to pilgrims

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- On his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land just at the outbreak of the intifada, Franciscan Father Wladyslaw Brzezinski was awed by the quiet contemplation with which a fellow friar was able to pray under a sprawling sabra cactus in the courtyard of the Church of the Visitation.

Vatican: Canada did not seek extradition for diplomat with porn charges

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Canadian authorities did not request the extradition of a Vatican diplomat who has been charged by police in Canada of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography, a Vatican spokesman said.

Iowa court upholds state's requiring 72-hour waiting period for abortions

DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) -- An Iowa District Court judge Oct. 2 upheld the state's 72-hour waiting period for abortions, signed into law in May by former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

Silver anniversary: Making the catechism shine in the 21st century

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the church marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promoting it as a means of teaching the truth about faith remains a challenge and a priority.

Catholic Young Adult Commission launches in South Boston

BRAINTREE -- Keeping in line with the Archdiocese of Boston's focus on evangelization, Gate of Heaven and St. Brigid Parishes in South Boston are inviting young adults to join the newly launched Catholic Young Adult Committee (YAC).

Death penalty is 'contrary to the Gospel,' pope says

The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, "is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel," Pope Francis said.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

Then, that afternoon (9/30), I went to Lowell to attend the Reason for Our Hope Conference held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Two of the organizers of the conference, Mary Dumont and Jason Lampron, spoke with CatholicTV in August to explain how the conference came together.

Much of Puerto Rico still has no power; aid distribution facing obstacles

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (CNS) -- The only way a military veteran who works for the Diocese of Caguas could get a message out from Puerto Rico to contacts elsewhere illustrates conditions in Puerto Rico nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island Sept. 20.

Cardinal joins Laboure College for 125th anniversary celebration

MILTON -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley joined Laboure College in celebrating Mass on Sept. 29 to commemorate the college's 125th anniversary.