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Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Conn., speaks to World Youth Day pilgrims July 28 at Sacred  Heart Church in Krakow, Poland. Bishop Caggiano Dec. 2 addressed more than 1,000 members of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry gathered in San Jose, Calif. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See YOUTH-MINISTRY-CAGGIANO Dec. 8, 2016.

Catholic youth ministers urged to walk with young adults as Jesus would

December 10, 2016

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By Valerie Schmalz, Catholic News Service

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Pope Francis greets a new priest during the ordination Mass of 11 priests in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 17. The Catholic Church needs holy, healthy and humble priests, and that requires prayers for vocations and the careful selection and training of candidates, said the Congregation for Clergy. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See VATICAN-PRIESTLY-FORMATION Dec. 7, 2016.

Vatican updates guidelines for educating priests

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis greets young people during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Dec. 7. At his audience the pope began a new series of talks about hope. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-HOPE Dec. 7, 2016.

Amid the darkness, hold fast to light of hope, pope says

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

A ship is seen sinking during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it was "such a powerful event."  (CNS photo/Pearl Harbor Museum) See PEARL-HARBOR and PEARL-HARBOR-CATHOLIC-HERALD Dec. 1, 2016.

Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor ‘such a powerful event’

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By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service

Young women tweet messages during a 2012 conference in Washington. Low-cost video messaging carried across increasingly video-friendly social media platforms will define this year's World Youth Day experience in Krakow, Poland, say several organizations. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey) See WYD-SOCIAL-MEDIA July12, 2016.

Study: Parents just as attached to devices as their kids are

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By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service

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Mercy Medical Center begins Annual Gift of Light Campaign

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Story and photos by Julie Beaulieu

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