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Sisters serving in South Texas 'colonia' win Lumen Christi Award

CHICAGO (CNS) -- Three members of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary ministering in Texas were named the winners of the Lumen Christi (Light of Christ) Award given each year by Catholic Extension.


Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the 'great helmsman' of Vatican II

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the "great helmsman" of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a "humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church."


Life of newly beatified New Jersey sister called 'recipe for holiness'

NEWARK, N.J. (CNS) -- More than 2,200 people packed the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark Oct. 4 to celebrate the first beatification liturgy in the United States.


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