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Pope offers prayers for victims of terrorist attack in Barcelona

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 12 people dead and injured dozens of others.

In Sudan's Nuba Mountains, no food left, and children are dying

When people talk about potential famine, they mention South Sudan. But about 1 million people who live just over the border, in Sudan's Nuba Mountains, also face a food emergency.

Texas governor signs bill restricting insurance coverage of abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (CNS) -- Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas signed a bill into law Aug. 15 that limits insurance coverage for abortion procedures.

Theologian Pia de Solenni appointed Orange County chancellor

Orange, Calif., Aug 16, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- Moral theologian and cultural analyst Dr. Pia de Solenni has been appointed chancellor for the Diocese of Orange in California, effective Aug. 28.

Kosovo to dedicate cathedral named for Mother Teresa

WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- A cathedral named for St. Teresa of Kolkata is scheduled to be dedicated in Kosovo on the 20th anniversary of her death.

Just-war tests not met in North Korea situation, ethicists say

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The just-war criteria that would justify armed conflict with North Korea over its nuclear testing and threats to launch missiles have not been met, said ethicists interviewed by Catholic News Service.

Catholic leaders, groups urge all Americans to confront 'sin of racism'

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Franciscan Action Network called on all Americans, "especially ourselves and those who have benefited from white privilege," to look within themselves "and confront America's original sin -- the sin of racism."

Nigerian bishops urge clergy, laity to accept bishop's appointment

LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) -- The bishops of six dioceses appealed to the priests, religious and laity of the Diocese of Ahiara to abide by the directive of Pope Francis and accept Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke as their bishop and prepare for his installation.

Persevering in prayer

The daughter of a good friend of mine died this week of a drug overdose. I had been praying for her for at least two years.

Motown and the turbocharged Church

Detroit hasn't gotten a lot of good press in recent decades as it's struggled to cope with the myriad problems of rustbelt American cities in the age of globalization. But the Church in Detroit is not playing defense. Under the leadership of Archbishop Allen Vigneron, it's going on offense, challenging itself to become a diocese of missionary disciples.