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'Their Calvary was lengthy': Pope's Stations recall those exploited

ROME (CNS) -- Recalling Jesus' death on the cross, Pope Francis led thousands on Good Friday in reflecting on the crosses of loneliness, fear and betrayal that crucify countless men, women and children in the world.

Indiana parishes pray for fallen-away Catholics through Lent

MERILLVILLE, Ind. (CNS) -- Two parishes in Northwest Indiana dedicated their Lenten journey to praying for those who have left the Catholic Church and for their return to the fullness of the faith through the intercession of the Mother of God, Searcher for the Lost.

On Good Friday, papal preacher says cross brings hope to the oppressed

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The cross serves as a warning to the powerful and a message of hope for the poor and oppressed, said the preacher of the papal household.

Priest says outsiders caused riots that led to death in Northern Ireland

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (CNS) -- A priest who ministered to an independent journalist killed by paramilitaries described the killers as "anti-Christ."

Scholars say new findings in Dead Sea Scrolls add dimension to holy days

DREXEL HILL, Pa. (CNS) -- Are there some secrets in the Dead Sea Scrolls that scholars are not telling us about? Secrets about Passover and Easter?

'Nones' rise amid declining church attendance, survey shows

Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2019 CNA.- Church membership in the United States has dropped considerably in the last two decades, and the number of people who say they have no religion has increased, a new report from Gallup shows.

Man faces charges for trying to walk into cathedral with flammables

NEW YORK (CNS) -- A man arrested by New York police after he tried to walk through St. Patrick's Cathedral in midtown Manhattan with flammables late April 17 has been charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and trespassing.

Peruvian archbishop urges calm after ex-president kills himself

LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- The president of Peru's conference of bishops called for calm after two-time former Peruvian President Alan Garcia died April 17 after shooting himself in the head as authorities prepared to arrest him.

Vermont synod yields proposals on communications, evangelizing, parish life

BURLINGTON, Vt. (CNS) -- Recommendations on evangelization, vibrant parishes and communications emerged from the Diocese of Burlington's first synod to be held since before the Second Vatican Council took place.

Be servants to one another, pope tells prisoners before washing feet

ROME (CNS) -- Jesus' gesture of washing his disciples' feet, an act once reserved to servants and slaves, is one that all Christians, especially bishops, must imitate, Pope Francis told hundreds of inmates and prison employees on Holy Thursday.